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Yanchep National Park - Last Stop

Highlight - Wildlife, Photo opportunities and the Inn


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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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IT WAS A BIG TOSS UP FOR MY FAVOURITE PHOTO. YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK HAS SO MANY WONDERFUL PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AS YOU WILL SEE BELOW.

YANCHEP NP IS ONLY 1 HOUR DRIVE FROM PERTH SO IF YOU WANT A NICE DAY OUT AND YOU HAVE A CAR, THEN I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU PAY A VISIT.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING ALONG WITH ME ON THIS GREAT WILDFLOWER ITINERARY, THEN THIS IS THE LAST STOP. YANCHEP IS THE OUTER NORTHERN SUBURB OF PERTH. ONE DAY EVENTUALLY THE RAIL LINE WILL GO ALL THE WAY TO YANCHEP MAKING IT EASY TO VISIT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT, BUT FOR NOW DRIVING IS BEST.

YANCHEP NP HAS SO MUCH GOING FOR IT - RESIDENT KOALAS, KANGAROOS, BIRDS, CAVES, AN ABORIGINAL SHOW, A QUAINT GIFT SHOP, A CAFE, A PICTURESQUE LAKE TO WALK AROUND, PLENTY OF PICNIC AND BBQ SPOTS AND A FANTASTIC OLD INN. LUNCH OUTSIDE ON THE WEEKEND IS COUPLED BY LOVELY LAKE VIEWS AND COOL ENTERTAINMENT. DINNER IN THE INN IS BEST IN WINTER WHEN THEY HAVE THE FIRE ROARING.

THERE IS ALSO ACCOMMODATION.... WHICH I WOULD RATE AS ABOUT 3 OUT OF 5. TO BE HONEST, THEY COULD REALLY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY BY UPGRADING THE ACCOMMODATION, MAYBE BUILD SOME CABINS IN THE BUSH, INCLUDE PRIVATE SPAS/JACUZZIS AND ADVERTISE MORE. TOURISTS JUST LOVE THIS PLACE. GEE.... US LOCALS LOVE IT!! :) WITH THE ABOVEMENTIONED UPGRADES, I'D BE STAYING OVERNIGHT MORE OFTEN. BUT THEN I SUPPOSE BEING A NATIONAL PARK, AND WITH THE WIDE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE HERE, IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO KEEP IT LOW KEY AND MORE NATURAL. I GET THAT.

THERE IS ALSO A GOLF COURSE HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

KOALAS

THE KOALA ENCLOSURE IS SO NATURAL AND VERY WELL DONE. EVERY TIME WE VISIT WE SEE THEM. JUST LOOK AT ALL THE FORKS IN THE TREES.

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KANGAROOS

KANGAROOS ROAM AROUND WILD HERE. THE BEST TIME TO SEE THEM IS EARLY MORNING OR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. AND THEY ARE ALWAYS ON THE GOLF COURSE.

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CAVES

THE CRYSTAL CAVE TOUR IS OK. THERE ARE BETTER CAVES DOWN AT MARGARET RIVER HOWEVER THAT IS FURTHER AWAY. KIDS LOVE IT :)
THEY ALSO HOLD WEDDINGS HERE. THAT WOULD BE UNIQUE, HAVING YOUR WEDDING IN A CAVE WITH ALL THE NICE LIGHTING.

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THE LAKE

THERE IS A WALKING TRACK AROUND THE LAKE. IT IS EASY AND NOT TOO LONG. THEY HAVE ROW BOATS IN SUMMER AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF DUCKS AND GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES. LOOK OUT FOR THE TAP TREE :)

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I HAD A PRACTICE PHOTOGRAPHING ROCK IN THE MUD SPLASHES WHICH WAS FUN :)

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CAFE AND GIFT SHOP

I LOVE THE GIFT SHOP HERE. WHENEVER I WANT TO BUY A SPECIAL PRESENT FOR MY OVERSEAS FRIENDS, I USUALLY HEAD HERE FOR SOME NICE ABORIGINAL POTTERY.

THE CAFE SELLS A WIDE RANGE OF HOME MADE CHOCOLATE. I MUST SAY THAT THE PUMPKIN SOUP HERE IS GREAT TOO.

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Looking down towards lake from Gift Shop

Looking down towards lake from Gift Shop

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YANCHEP INN

THE INN WAS BUILT IN 1936 AND DURING WWII BECAME A REHABILITATION UNIT FOR SERVICEMEN. AT THE END OF THE WAR THE RAAF VACATED AND A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE TOOK OVER. TODAY YANCHEP INN IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILYS TO ENJOY LUNCH, DINNER OR JUST A WEEKEND DRINK ENJOYING THE ENTERTAINMENT, SCENERY AND LOCAL WILDLIFE.

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SURROUNDING THE LAKE IS A WALKING TRACK AND THERE ARE PAVED PATHS AS WELL WITH PLENTY OF PICNIC TABLES AND BBQ'S. YANCHEP IS ALSO A BIRDERS PARADISE WITH MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES AND LOTS OF DUCKS TOO.

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zoomy shot <img class='img' src='https://tp.daa.ms/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />

zoomy shot :)

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WILDFLOWERS

PAST THE CAFE AND HEADING TOWARDS THE KOALA ENCLOSURE IS A NICE NATIVE GARDEN WALK WITH MANY BANKSIAS AND GREVILLEAS THAT ATTRACT AN ARRAY OF BIRDS AND COLOURFUL PARROTS.

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and caterpillars

and caterpillars

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AND LASTLY ... A STUNNING SUNSET OVERLOOKING THE LAKE :)

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Posted by aussirose 03:02 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint road_trip wildflowers blog 2012 aussirose wa_wildflowers yanchep_national_park yanchep_inn

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