Yanchep National Park can be found about 45 minutes north of Perth. It is one of WA’s treasure troves which host an abundance of things to see and do – if you are the outdoor type person.
Today, I decided to take the girls up to see this park. I have visited here before, and have written about Cabaret Caves, however this time I wanted to show them the Wonders of Yanchep National Park.
Entry to the park costs about $12.00 per car. If you are travelling in a bigger group than 6, I would suggest visiting the website to find out fees.
I find Lakeside Park is a great place to start. Apart from toilets (much needed after a long drive), and a beautiful bbq/picnic area, this section of the park gives you access to view an abundance of wetland fauna and flora. And, every time I visit this area, I see something a little different – today it was a line-up of Spoon-bills along the water’s edge!
After a little wander along the water’s edge, one can meander up towards the McNess information center. Charles McNess was one of the main supporters to the park in the 1930’s. [When I write another article about Cabaret Caves – I will talk a little more of how much one person made an impact to a community!]
I suggest you do not rush this walk, as I found that most of Nature’s beauty are hidden in broad daylight. I know – an oxymoron – however it really is the truth. So many people rush to a destination…and miss out on the journey along the way. This little pathway to the information center is no exception to that rule.
Autumn, or the first weeks of winter, is a beautiful time to visit. Leaves are turning from green to hues of red, dry barren areas are now a rich lush carpet of grass, and animals/birds seem to be a better spirits. Of course, having a cloudless day after two weeks of rain helps put everyone in better spirits – including me.
Over the next few weeks I will be talking about a few amazing areas that you can visit and see in Yanchep park. So join me as I “stroll” through the park – article by article – and showcase some things you may just want to add to your bucket list!
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