Yanchep National Park is only 50 minutes away from the centre of Perth and is famed for its Koala and Kangaroo populations and its caves, native bush, and historic buildings. Nestled on the shores of the lake surrounded by bush and woodlands, the park provides the perfect base to explore from and is ideal for all ages.
At only $12 per car entry, Yanchep is great value for money and offers a superb day out as a tourist or a local and a wonderful family day out.
Yanchep National Park is home to a diverse range of trees and wildflowers and several species of native mammals.
Wander through the 240-metre boardwalk to view one of Australia’s favourite marsupials in their natural environment.
Keep a good lookout high in the trees to spot these cuddly creatures sleeping during the day.
Western Grey Kangaroos can be seen in abundance in the early morning and late afternoon (and snoozing under the trees in the daytime).
There are plenty of opportunities throughout the park for spotting the wide array of birds who call Yanchep National Park home. Keep a look out for the beautiful green
Eating and Drinking
There are barbeques and picnic tables on the rolling green lawns overlooking the lake but if you are in the mood for a little something extra, The historic Yanchep Inn offers great food and drinks overlooking the lake (and accommodation). The Chocolate Drop Tearooms are another popular stop on your discovery journey, offering light meals and of course, chocolate :).
There are over 400 caves within Yanchep National Park. You can experience an underground wonderland of stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls in Crystal Cave, Adventure Caving, Cabaret Cave (each slightly different). Guided tours operate daily where you can learn about the history, geology and ecosystems of the caves. Bookings are essential.
Walking and Hiking Trails
There are nine walking trails to suit all ages and fitness levels. Each trail showcases the unique biodiversity of the region.
The land for the park was set aside in 1905 and gradually developed over time, with Yanchep Inn being built in 1936. Find out more here>
Learn about the rich history and culture of the Nyoongar people and experience didgeridoo playing, spear throwing and the significance of the plants and animals to the original custodians of this area.
Yanchep National Park now offers camping facilities at the Henry White Oval.
Tours To Yanchep National Park
Explore Tours Perth offers day trips to see the Koalas and Kangaroos at Yanchep National Park. This tour also includes Sand Boarding and a visit to the Pinnacles. Book your Pinnacles & Yanchep tour here.