One of the most popular tourist attractions within Yanchep is the scenic Yanchep National Park. At 2,842 hectares, there is so much to see and do for everyone. Here’s our top 5 – see if you can fit them all in this weekend!
Picnic, picnic, picnic!
Yanchep National Park has an abundance of beautiful grassed areas, perfect for a picnic. Bring the whole family for a day under the large, shady Tuart trees, surrounded by gorgeous spring wildflowers. There’s free gas BBQ facilities available, perfect for the late summer get together.
The park doesn’t close, so if you’re there outside of regular hours, make sure you use the honour box at the entry station and display your ticket. Evenings are actually the best time to have a BBQ dinner with the family, as it’s the time the resident kangaroos are most active! In the late afternoon and early evening, roos can be seen venturing out of the bushland and onto the lawn. Western Grey Kangaroos are abundant!
There are daily tours of the incredible limestone formations in the underground caves of Yanchep, which is home to over 600 caves! Wander among the picturesque lakes and learn all about the magical stalagmites.
Cave Tours take place several times a day, depending on the weather. Be sure to check with the park before your arrival to ensure your tour is running – and make sure you book your tour at least 15 minutes in advance!
There are many dedicated walkways where you can spend the day koala spotting. Those fluffy creatures spend most of their days eating and sleeping above, so wandering down any of the many walking trails, you’re almost guaranteed a peek! See how many you can spot, and who ever spots the most wins!
Did somebody say chocolate?
Indulge yourself at The Chocolate Drops Tea Room, who deliver some of the best handmade chocolates in the area, alongside light refreshments, tea, and coffees. If you’re after something more substantial, the Yanchep Inn has a great lunch/dinner menu, and a fitting historic setting.
With 2,842 hectares to explore, the best thing to do at Yanchep National Park is to strap on your walking shoes and get going. With over 9 walking trails, ranging from 500m to 55km, there is a trail to suit everyone. Some of the trails do get quite steep, so they’re perfect for a hike! There are wetlands, woodlands, gorges and an ancient cave system to explore.
Make this weekend one to remember! Get down to Yanchep National Park and become a tourist in your own city.