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Found 6 walks

Ghost House Walk Trail
12.2 km circuit
3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min
Ghost House Walk Trail
12.2 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min

Run
1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Lakeview Carpark off Indian Ocean Drive, Yanchep, this walk takes you on a circuit within Yanchep National Park via the Ghost House Walk Trail. This relatively easy loop trail begins by following the Wetlands Walk Trail around the scenic Loch McNess. After approximately 1km the hike branches off onto the Ghost House Walk Trail, immersing you in tuart forest, banksia woodlands and coastal heath, with gorgeous wildflowers in every direction. About halfway through the loop you'll come across the historic remains of the Ghost House, which gives the trail its name. Nature has embraced the crumbling stone frame with green foliage, offering great photographic opportunities. The trail ends at Cabaret Cave, a limestone cave that has been converted to a function venue. From there it's a short walk to Yanchep Inn, where you can stop for a refreshing ale, coffee or lunch. The park is very family orientated and there are ovals, various tearooms and a koala boardwalk to explore. Although koalas aren't native to Western Australia, you'll have the rare opportunity to spot them in their natural habitat from the boardwalk that traverses the koala feed plantation, located between Yanchep Inn and the McNess House Visitors Centre. The trail is easy to follow, with yellow triangle markers posted along the way. The path is well defined and mostly flat, with a few rocky slopes. The colourful wildflower displays, the historic ruins and relics, the caves and many other interesting features of the Ghost House Walk Trail make this hike a memorable and rewarding experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Yanchep Rose Trail Loop
12.3 km circuit
3 h to 5 h
Yanchep Rose Trail Loop
12.3 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Run
1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the McNess House Visitor Centre, Yanchep National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Rose Walking Trail. Yanchep National Park is located around 50 kilometres north of Perth and is known for its many caves, natural bushland area and large kangaroo and koala populations. Kangaroo sightings are almost a certainty in the early morning and evening, and they tend to congregate on the open grass near the park's picnic and BBQ facilities. Koalas can be seen in abundance at the Koala Viewing Area, a 240-metre boardwalk through the bushland. As well as the kangaroos and koalas, visitors may be fortunate enough to spot some of the area's native birdlife, such as the short-billed black cockatoo. The Rose Walking Trail meanders through the coastal plain vegetation, passing by historical bunkers and offering panoramic views from the sea to the scarp. In springtime, the colourful display of wildflowers and the limestone outcrops look exceptional. At the beginning of the hike, the trail passes Cabaret Cave, Perth's only 'venue cave' for hire, which was a secret dining and dancing location for the wealthy people of Perth in the 1930's. After crossing Wanneroo Road and walking through bushland for a while, the trail passes a couple of bunkers from World War II, which make for an unexpected sight in this scenery. A bit further ahead, a rocky elevation provides great views of the area. The middle of the trail meets up and briefly follows the Coastal Plains Trail through a nice grove of trees before starting to turn back towards the final section of the loop. The trail is a fairly flat bush track with some sandy and rocky sections, requiring a moderate level of fitness. The trail has markers with the native Yanchep Rose emblem and is easy to navigate. After the walk, you may choose to stay on and enjoy a cup of tea or even a late lunch at the Tea Rooms, enjoy a drink in the beer garden at the Yanchep Inn, or perhaps continue exploring the beautiful National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




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