Yanchep National Park
Yanchep National Park
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksScenic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Please note, due to low water levels, there are currently no row boats at Yanchep National Park. Whether you‘re looking for a day trip near Perth or a quick stop on your journey to the Pinnacles or further north, Yanchep National Park (just 45 minutes north of Perth city) provides you the opportunity to experience kangaroos, koalas, limestone caves and Aboriginal culture in a natural setting. Enjoy a game of golf on our 9 hole natural course, book your special occasion in our purpose made Cabaret Cave, walk along one the park’s trails (ranging in distance from 500mtrs to 55kms), enjoy a picnic in the natural surrounds or savor your appetite at one of the dining facilities located in the park.
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S4nnyBunny
Melbourne2,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Took me 45 mins to get there from Perth, fairly easy but boring drive. There’s a $15 entry per car, I had no problems with that but wished this was more evident on the website. Another $16 to do the cave tour but I highly recommend it. There are plenty of hiking trails that range from 40 mins to 2 hours. Go to the tourist centre to purchase your tour tickets. Across it is a cafe. The koala section I must say was pretty average. The koalas I saw were all sleeping up in the trees. I’ve been to an animal sanctuary up in Cairns where you can hold the koalas so this was lame in comparison.
Written February 21, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This park has attracted visitors for almost 100 years. Yanchep National Park is close enough to Perth for a day trip, yet it's a haven for wildlife. A favorite activity is boating on the lake, but ring ahead to check on the water level.
Written June 2, 2021
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Craig W
Perth, Australia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Stayed at Henry White Oval campground for 2 nights.

Camp is very good, with large grass sites and asphalt sites for the larger caravans.
The camp kitchen is excellent, as are the showers and toilets.

It is definitely a family camping area, with lots of space for kids to roam, plus the odd kangaroo, duck and boobook owls (at night).

Short, interesting walks to Yanchep Inn, Gloucester Lodge, Boomerang Gorge, Koala Walk, lakes and caves.

Easy access to the whole park, take your bicycles.

Don't book in if you want total quiet! It is a family park which means plenty of "play" going on from sunrise to sunset.

Negatives?
Zealous camp hosts

Communal camp fire
Is kept to a small flame, similar to about candles, no flame allowed above the rim.

Water
No potable water available.
Water is on tap, but need to be boiled

Road noise
Some constant road noise from Indian Ocean Drive.

Camp rules
Be aware that there are strict rules forbidding feeding animals, using drones and the fire place (fire load and children must be supervised by an adult at all times).
Written September 29, 2020
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David P
Perth, Australia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Henry White Oval is definitely a good destination for those who don't want to get too far off the beaten track, but a great location to test run the new caravan, camper trailer, roof-top tent or RV mobile home.
The camp hosts were very friendly and available when needed; but not too zealous.
The shower and toilet amenities are excellent, but the motion sensors on the lights get set off at night by the grazing kangaroos, so the site right next to the facilities is probably not optimal if you are a light sleeper or your tent material is not light proof.
The camp kitchen is well set up and great for community eating ( even with social distancing)
240V power points available.
Being located just to the West of Indian Ocean Drive means the noise of traffic ( especially heavy vehicles) can be louder than you might prefer, particularly in the early morning, most of the time it fades into the background.
Between the beautiful lakeside park, access to caves and local bush walks there is plenty on offer in Yanchep National Park. Or you can just kick back and relax.
Written May 9, 2022
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Lovely park - had not been there for ages so pleased to see it looked so good. Lots of wildlife, including a koala boardwalk and with lots of kangaroos basking in the sun. Wetlands around lake looked great, a bit disappointed that wetland walk was mostly out of bounds. Was pleasantly surprised it was so quiet (mid week) and so was very tranquil So close to Perth it is definitely worth a visit.
Written October 23, 2021
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mrc49
Le Plessis-Robinson, France73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Came up here for an afternoon out. Has a very nice bar/restaurant serving good simple foods. The park had a large lake but the water level is down a meter and it is choking up with vegetation. However that does provide nesting sites for pelicans , ducks and ibis. Nice to see. Although there is a good population of kangaroos we only saw one. They have a fenced wood and walkway around a koala enclosure. Koalas are not native to W.A. so they are just to attract visitors. They were of course asleep. There is plenty of wildlife to see here though. Back to the bar where I discovered that the main food of Magpies and Rosellas is chips. Nice place for a lazy day out and western Australia wildlife spotting.
Written November 6, 2023
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PMQuestions
North Yorkshire, UK34,763 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We were driving up to see the Pinnacles having set off from Perth. This was on the way so pulled in to see what it was all about - note the $15 entrance fee here covers same-day entry to The Pinnacles too.

Pleasant area for a walk, tea room. Toilets etc. Slightly disappointed with the ”information Centre” which was simply a shop with no discernible information about the park. We enjoyed the Koalas though! We spent around 45 minutes wandering around, nice to be out of the city…..
Written September 10, 2022
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Graham S1000
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
As a general statement we love Yanchep NP and it has been great for walks and seeing native animals.

As an annual pass member we are regular visitors to the national parks in WA. Having undertaken a number of walks recently in John Forrest National Park we elected to try one of our favorite walks in Yanchep National Park. We started our walk (on the Ghost House trail) from carparks close to the Yanchep Inn and had gone some way along the walk (passing various signs outlining the walks available and route markers) before we reached a sign stating that the walk was closed. Having got up early to enable us to complete the walk before the park got to busy we were obviously disapointed.

Unfortunately neither the NP website (which states that with the exception of Crystal Cave and the Aboriginal Experience, which are closed due to Covid-19, that the remainder of the park is open) or the signage and maps at the park identify that the Ghost House Walk is closed along with large areas of the park due to the bush fire damage.

The main area of the park around the inn is open but this is to alert people that despite what is says on their website not all of the park is open.
Written May 16, 2020
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Mark J
Perth, Australia11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I paid about $200 for the tree climb with my family and had to pay another $17 to drive in. The tree climb in Dwellingup is so much better.

Also there is only 1 place to eat in the whole park"The Inn" and it's a 30 minute wait just for hot chips to go when it's not busy. It was 3:15pm
Written April 25, 2024
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Karen S
Queensland, Australia77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We were lucky enough to have a local aboriginal guide speak with us about indigenous life.
He was very entertaining and informative, and we learned so much from him.
The boardwalk was lovely, it is always great to see animal and birdlife.
Written September 7, 2022
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