Cockatoo Walk Trail, Yanchep NP

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Brett Michaels


Myself and partner are quite avid hikers, hiking bibbulman, cape to cape and various other hikes around WA. Personally, this wasn't a scenic hike at all nor were the facilities at Ridges Hut well kept. We did the Northern part first then the Southern part returning back to the main road. There was a lot of broken glass around the fire pit at Ridges Hut that appeared to have been sitting there for quite some time based on the decomposition of the glass. There was a few meters of loo paper and general rubbish laying around. The trail in our eyes was extremely boring. We weren't in wildflower season, however even with the flowers its just a very basic, flat sandy track with not much to look at besides arid bush. The southern loop section gave us the impression that whoever created this part was drunk or high or both who blindly walked through the bush with a chainsaw to cut a random track. By the time we hit this section about 13kms in we were playing eye spy to keep ourselves entertained. What did we see? Well we saw 2 birds, a dishwasher, one kangaroo (who appeared to be thinking "what are these two doing out here) about 30 big juicy spiders hanging in their huge webs covering the track, a dead lizard and a dead spider. If wildlife wasn't out there we were surely wondering what we were doing out there. Ultimately we were very grateful for the hike as it was 17kms of exercise and we took away quite a few jokes and memories that will stick with us for years to come. Luckily, we didn't pay the $13 to park our car in the national park area. We parked elsewhere and walked to the start of the track. Whoever maintains the track, I am glad I kept my $13, you've done a terrible job at maintaining the track.

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