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Dwerta Mia Walk Trail, Yanchep NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

This short, one kilometre family-friendly walk is just perfect to introduce your kids to nature. Featuring interpretative signage, visiting ‘Dwerta Mia’ - the ‘house of the wild dog’ - will give you a unique experience of Australia through the eyes of Aboriginal culture as well as a better understanding of how the limestone environment has formed over hundreds of thousands of years.

The "House of Wild Dogs Cave" on Dwerta Mia trail
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Dwerta Mia Trail can be accessed from Boomerang Gorge Car Park, Yanchep National Park

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The trail is one of the many walk trails located within Yanchep National park north of Perth.

A visit to Yanchep National Park is a great family outing providing a unique experience of Australia's natural beauty within a thoughtfully programmed and managed environment.  It is one of the shortest walks that offers a perfect introduction of nature to your youngsters, and with its flat 500m disabled access circuit that can be accessed from Boomerang Gorge carpark it is just right for everyone that wants to be out and about. The best season to visit Yanchep NP is during the Autumn, Winter and Spring months.

'Dwerta Mia' is an aboriginal expression for 'the house of the wild dog'.  History states that this place was not entered by Aboriginals guiding early European explorers as they believed that the place was not only inhabited by dingos (i.e. wild dogs) but also by evil spirits.  The walk can be entered from the Boomerang Gorge (which is also a great picnicking spot) where you walk between impressive cliff formations and amazing greenery, where you can meander through the collapsed cave system. The trail marker is also a boomerang. The Dwerta Mia walk trail enters into the Caves walk trail at the end. 

Even though the trail itself is well signposted once you are on it, please make sure you pick up a map for the national park at the entry station as there are many trails in this area and it might be difficult to locate the start and endpoints of trails.  

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Time / Duration

45 minutes

Length

1km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Dwerta Mia Trail can be accessed from Boomerang Gorge Car Park, Yanchep National Park

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Hazards & Warnings

Please be mindful of visitor risk warnings when visiting the park.

Facilities

Includes a flat 500m disabled access circuit that can be accessed from Boomerang Gorge carpark.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

Wildflower Season is between September - November

Fees

National Park fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

Dogs are not permitted
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