Known for its caves, koalas and culture, Yanchep National Park is located approx 50km north of Perth CBD. Nestled in tuart and banksia woodlands, it is home to diverse flora and fauna and is steeped in history. Family-friendly camping in a safe environment.
Ten 20mx10m grass-surface sites are suitable for all types of camping equipment. Generators are not permitted at any time.
Ten 13m x 5.5m hard-surface sites are suitable for campervans and caravans only. Pegs cannot be driven into the hard surface: tents, awnings, gazebos, tarps and camper trailers that require guy ropes are not suitable. Campers´ own generators may be used between 8am and 9pm only.
Flush toilets, hand-wash basins and hot and cold water showers are provided.
Shared-use sheltered picnic tables are provided.
Shared-use gas barbecues are available at a number of recreation areas in Yanchep National Park. The nearest to Henry White Oval is approximately 100m away.
When fire restrictions are in place fires must not be lit and any appliance powered by burning solid fuel must not be used. You must always comply with any instructions at campgrounds and parks.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbecues, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services ).
No fires outside of the provided communal fire pits at any time.
Drinking water is not supplied.
Bore water, which must be filtered, boiled vigorously for one minute or treated with purification tablets/crystals before consumption, is usually available but supply is not guaranteed. Visitors must bring enough water for personal use.
There is no electric power supply to camp sites. Camper´s own generators are permitted in hard-surface sites only between 8am and 9pm only.
Dogs are not permitted in Yanchep National Park.
Mobile phone and internet coverage is available from most providers.
Online booking can be made up 90 days (approximately three months) in advance, for up to 12 persons and up to three camp sites. Payment in full for all campers is required at the time of booking. One person may not hold concurrent bookings.
MAXIMUM STAY IS SEVEN NIGHTS.
Ensure you have all details (including dates and number of campers), check all information and choose your camp site carefully, CHANGES CANNOT BE MADE TO CONFIRMED BOOKINGS.
Bookings for schools and larger groups cannot be made online. Contact McNess House Visitor Centre to enquire.
Park entry fees must be paid separately: $6 per motorcycle, $12 per other vehicle with up to 12 occupants may be paid on arrival. Alternatively, a range of extended period passes are also available.
9.15am to 4.30pm every day
All of Yanchep National Parks nine walk trails are easily accessible from Henry White Oval. They range in length from 2.1km to 51.8km and are suitable for a variety of age groups, interest, fitness levels and experience. Each trail has been designed to showcase the unique biodiversity of the northern Swan Coastal Plain.
Crystal Cave is Perth´s only tourist cave. Experience an underground wonderland full of natural cave decorations such as stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls on a 45 minute guided tour. With the constant temperature in the cave making it a comfortable all-year-round experience, tours operate every day. Don´t miss out - book ahead!
Cabaret Cave is purpose-modified and available for hire for functions and special events. This natural cave is visually amazing, acoustically sensational and naturally air-conditioned.
Adventure caving tours can be arranged for family outings, birthday surprises, outdoor education classes and corporate groups. With a range of caves available, tours can be customised for the ages (minimum 8 years) and fitness levels of groups and the level of adventure desired!
ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an informative 45-minute session that will immerse you in local Noongar culture. Learn about the world´s oldest living culture, spear throwing and find out the significance of of WA´s plants and animals to the original custodians of this area. With an entertaining Aboriginal guide, you´ll be sure to learn, laugh and be enriched by the experience. Sundays and public holidays subject to availability.
Though not native to Western Australia, Yanchep has been home to a colony of koalas since 1938. Stroll along the 240-metre raised koala boardwalk to view one of Australia’s favourite native animals in a natural environment and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
WESTERN GREY KANGAROOS
Yanchep National Park is home to western grey kangaroos which can be seen in abundance early and late in the day. At other times they shelter from the sun so you might be lucky enough to see them resting in shady areas.
PICNICS, BARBECUES, REFRESHMENTS & MEALS
Yanchep National Park has a large number of picnic areas equipped with free-to-use gas barbecues.
Ice cream, chocolate, light meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be purchased from Yanchep Inn and Chocolate Drops Tea Rooms.
Enjoy a leisurely round on the nine-hole bush golf course.
INFORMATION, ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS
McNess House Visitor Centre, Yanchep National Park is open for enquiries and activity bookings 8.30am to 5.00pm every day. CAMPING BOOKINGS ARE ONLINE ONLY
Access to the ocean for swimming and fishing
The nearest and most accessible spot for swimming and fishing is outside the park boundaries at Yanchep, 7km from the campground.
Yanchep Beach and Yanchep Lagoon are seasonally patrolled. For more infromation and beach safety advice go to Surf Life Saving Australia`s Beachsafe website.
Fishing is subject to Department of Fisheries regulations.
There is no access to Loch McNess or the other lakes in Yanchep National Park for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating or fishing.
55km north of Perth CBD, off Indian Ocean Drive
Access is entirely on sealed roads
All visitors must register with the campground hosts before setting camp.
Campers may set camp from 12pm (midday) on the day of arrival and must clear their camp site(s) before 10am on the day of departure.