Overview

There are nine (9) trails that wind through Yanchep National Park, giving families the chance to explore the lake, lush woodlands and cave areas. Other exciting experiences at the park include cave tours, cultural tours and treetop adventures! These can be booked at the McNess Visitor Centre, one (1) of the beautiful historic buildings in Yanchep National Park.

Yanchep National Park

When in need of a break, multiple picnic areas around the park make it easy for families to secure a spot to rest and refuel. There are plenty of barbecues and picnic tables, both shaded and unshaded. Wide, open pathways flow through Yanchep National Park, allowing ease of access to most points of interest.

Yanchep National Park can be enjoyed in an easy day trip, but camping is also available on Henry White Oval for those who’d like an extended adventure.

Opening Times

Days Times
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 365 days a year.

Cost of Entry

Description Price
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants: $15 per vehicle, $8 per vehicle concession
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants: $7 per occupant 6 years or older, $2.50 per occupant concession
Motorcycle: $8 per motorbike, no concession

All revenue collected from park entry fees and Parks and Wildlife managed businesses is invested in biodiversity conservation, maintenance and improvement of Yanchep National Park facilities and services, and the protection of park values.

  • <p>This photograph was taken overlooking the lake at Yanchep National Park. The water is brown in colour and there are small patches of grass with green and brown grass and plants. There are ducks resting on the grass to the left of the image, and a pelican swimming off to the right. The ducks are brown in colour and the pelican is white and black with a large pink beak. Behind the lake there is a forest of large trees with green leaves. The blue sky can be seen above.</p>
  • <p>McNess House Visitor Centre.</p> <p>This photo was taken overlooking the McNess House Visitor Centre. The building is two story and is a brown/cream colour made with different sized limestone bricks. There are four pillars creating an open veranda at the front of the building. The upstairs veranda is black and white in colour with lattice fencing surrounding the front and sides. There is an outdoor staircase that leads to the side entrance of the second floor, which is white in colour. The building is surrounded by green trees and shrubbery and green grass. There is a sign at the front, which is cream, white and orange in colour and sits on two (2) black metal posts. </p><p>The sign features the colourful Yanchep National Park logo, next to text that reads “McNess House”. This text is red and sits on a cream background. Underneath this is a black icon with an illustration of the letter “i” in white. Next to this on the left, it reads “Information”. Under this, there is a second icon which is black in colour and features a white ribbon. The text reads “Gifts, arts &amp; crafts”. A third black icon shows a white illustration of footprints and reads “Guided tours”. Underneath this, it reads “OPEN”. All of the above writing is on a white background in orange font. The sign ends with an orange strip of colour, and two white logos (which can’t be seen from this angle)</p>
  • <p>Derek Nannup (tour guide) in Crystal Cave.</p> <p>This photograph was taken of a local tour guide inside Crystal Cave at Yanchep National Park. The tour guide is squatting underneath the cave formation and is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a khaki (light brown) shirt and blue jeans and is holding a black flashlight. Surrounding the tour guide is the cave formations which are brown and light cream. These are known as stalactites. The surface of the cave is dirt and light brown in colour and the cave formations. </p>
  • <p>Visit the koalas at Yanchep National Park.</p> <p>This photograph was taken in the Koala Boardwalk area at Yanchep. In the centre of the photo is a grey and white fluffy koala. It’s sitting in the brown trunk of a eucalyptus tree. There are more eucalyptus trees growing to the left. There are green leaves next to the koala. There is a cream limestone wall behind the trees that extends across the image. Behind the wall is a carpark which is full of cars. There is a person walking on the path from the carpark to the right of the image and another person that can be seen above the koala’s head. </p>
  • <p>Walkers following the Ghost House Walk Trail</p> <p>This photograph was taken on the Ghost House Walk Trail. The image shows five (5) walkers on the trail, with one looking at the camera. He is wearing a light blue shirt and has a grey beard and black hat with light purple glasses. The walkers are following the path leading to more walkers (roughly five). The pathway is a rocky, uneven surface with dark brown dirt and grey rocks. The area is filled with luscious green vegetation and patches of trees that have long, thin, brown trunks and green leaves. </p>
  • <p>Seating overlooking the lake.</p> <p>This photo was taken overlooking the wooden decking area at Yanchep National Park. Green leaves from a tree are growing down from the top of the photo. Green grass leads to a small limestone brick barrier which opens to the light brown wooden decking. The decking has a fence with wooden posts linked with diagonal steel poles that create a barrier fence to the lake. The fence has a small gate with square wire fencing. It is closed and locked. </p><p>The brown water of the lake extends into the wetlands which is full of yellow and green shrubs. In the background there is a forest of green trees. The cloudy sky can be seen above. </p>
  • <p>One of the unshaded barbecues. </p>
  • <p>Toilet facilities at the camp site (including disabled toilets and showers).</p> <p>This is a photograph of the toilet block at Henry White Oval Campground. The building is cream in colour, with a light tin roof. There are eight (8) wooden doors leading into toilet and shower cubicles. The toilet block is surrounded by green grass at the front, yellow sand at the sides and big green trees behind.</p>


Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about Yanchep National Park.

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There’s plenty of nature to explore here, from woodlands and wetlands to limestone caves! The park is also one of the few places in WA that you can see koalas, who aren’t native to the state, in their natural habitat. It’s home to plenty of native wildlife, too – you might even spot a kangaroo!

  • <p>This image shows six circle icons with writing to the right next to each. The first icon is a white circle with a black border and shows an illustration of a hand feeding a duck. The illustrations are black in colour, and there is a black line running diagonally through the circle. The text reads “Please don’t feed the wildlife.” Underneath this is another circle icon which is white in colour with a black border. The illustration is black and shows a person putting rubbish in a bin with a line running diagonally across the circle. The text reads “Please place your rubbish in the recycle bins or take it home with you.” The third icon is white in colour with a black border. The illustration is black in colour and shows a dog with a line running diagonally across the circle. The text reads “Pets are not permitted, except guide dogs”. The fourth icon is white in colour with a black border. The illustration is black in colour and shows a person walking on a black line. The text reads “Stay on the established trails, tracks and roads. Ensure children are supervised around bodies of water.” The fifth icon is white in colour with a black border. The illustration is a tear drop and is black in colour. The text reads “Water is a precious resource – please use sparingly.” The final, sixth icon is white in colour with a black border. The illustration is a snake which is black in colour. The text reads “Please beware of snakes during warmer summer months.”</p>

Caring for Yanchep National Park during your visit