Wanting something a little different to do this weekend? Why not venture a little out of Perth and check out one of the great National Parks.
Get your walking boots on and picnics packed and head up north to a little place called Yanchep!
Where is it?
Yanchep is located 50km North of Perth, towards Two Rocks and Lancelin. It would about 45mins to drive here, which in Perth, isn’t too bad!
What can I do there?
There is lots to do here, from picnics, visiting the koalas to hiking and bird watching. Whatever you might like, Yanchep has a lot to offer! This is good for those who want to see a little bit more of Perth, without travelling too far. Find the traveller in you, take the trip and explore!
They have great picnic areas, either overlooking the lake or nestled in the woodlands, with many having free BBQ’s for everyone to use.
If you are spending the day here, why not try and spot one of the Western Grey Kangaroos which have been spotted early or late in the day. Or visit the koalas, along the 240-metre koala boardwalk, where you can see these native animals in their natural environment.
Another thing to do is take a hike around one of the nine walk trails designed to suit to all age groups and fitness abilities. You can chose from a shorter walk of 500m or if you think you’re up for it, take on the 46.2km hike!
Yanchep Park has other unique attractions, such as; caves, aboriginal experience and bird watching. These are all great experiences and very educational.
How much does it cost?
Day passes can be purchased at all parks where entry fees apply.
Motorcycle: $6Vehicle with 12 or fewer occupants: $12 /Concession $6
Vehicle with 13 or more: $5.50 per occupant (6years or older) /Concession $1.70 per occupant
For more information please visit www.parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au