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McNess House Yanchep National Park, 60km (one hour) north of Perth
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About Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca CP
The distances for the various sections are:
- Neaves Road to Moitch Campsite: 10.4km
- Moitch campsite to Perry Road; 6.0
- Perry Road to Ridge's Campsite: 13.9km
- Ridges Campsite to Shapcott's Campsite: 15.6km
- Shapcott's Campsite to McNess House, Yanchep NP: 6.1km
The vegetation provides colourful wildflower displays over winter and spring. The track is sandy underfoot and has extensive sections without tree cover. Trail bike riders often use the track, contributing to its degradation and vigilance is required.
The overnight shelters are three sided, with a toilet and fire ring. There is no water available and walkers must bring their own.
Access trail at Yanchep National Park 50km north of Perth or Neaves Road, Carabooda, 60km (one hour) north of Perth. Please register at the visitor centre.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
52km one way
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsPlease carry plenty of water.
There are no rain water tanks available.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsBe alert to the presence of trail bikes. Register with Yanchep National Park (it has a walksafe register) before setting off. Not suited to summer walking. Ticks are prevalent.
FacilitiesCurrently there are three overnight campsites along the route, each with:
sleeping shelter (up to 12 people), tent sites, picnic table, unisex bush toilet and a fire ring are at two of the shelters. As this is a one-way route, a car shuffle or drop off is required. It may be possible to leave cars in Yanchep National Park if the route is walked south to north. It is not recommended to leave cars at other points.
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
May to October
National Park fees
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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4 trail goers have rated Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca CP as 3.5 out of 5!
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Sandri Jonker rated Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca CP a 4 out of 5
Honestly, would recommend doing this hike, just take care of your feet, the loose sand gave me some decent blisters.
Check out my blog for some more information on it , and ask me questions if you like.
David Till rated Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca CP a 3 out of 5
Louise Jorgensen rated Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca CP a 4 out of 5
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Ridges Campsite in SpringRidges Campsite in Spring
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Trail east of Aqua RoadTrail east of Aqua Road
Trail enters pines at Aqua RoadTrail enters pines at Aqua Road
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Sign with emu footprintsSign with emu footprints
Track to Ridge's hutTrack to Ridge's hut
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Intersection with Cockatoo trailIntersection with Cockatoo trail
Ridge's HutRidge's Hut
View from hutView from hut
Track intersection with Tomar Road, looking northTrack intersection with Tomar Road, looking north
Nisa/Cypress Road intersection
Perry RoadPerry Road
Trail near Shapcott's HutTrail near Shapcott's Hut
Walkers on Ghost House trailWalkers on Ghost House Trail
Track near Moitch CampsiteTrack near Moitch Campsite
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