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About Yeagarup Sand Dunes Walk, D’Entrecasteaux NP
Combine a scenic drive with some on-foot exploring by heading south to this walk which takes you into D’Entrecasteaux National Park. To get there drive south along Ritter Road to the picnic site near Yeagarup Lake. Check out the Yeagarup Dunes to Warren Beach 4WD Track.
The trail takes you through Banksia woodlands and overlooks the lakes and surrounding swamps. These freshwater areas are perched on top of sand. Organic matter, such as leaves and bark and dead plants, have formed a waterproof layer on the bottom of the lake or swamp, catching and holding only water that falls or drains into them.
This is an area of continuous change. Here, coastal winds whip the white sands into mobile dunes, which are constantly on the move. They march relentlessly forward like a silent army reclaiming the lakes and forests. The face of the dune is well over 40 meters high, and the sight of it overtaking the forest is quite spectacular. The walk follows a sandy, four-wheel-drive track to the base of the sandhills. You return by the same track, but be prepared to step aside; vehicles use this road regularly for access to the coast.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
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
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- View Platform
Best time of year
All year round
National Park fees
Drive or bus to Pemberton. No transport from Pemberton to Yeagarup Lake except by paid tour.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Yeagarup LakeYeagarup Lake is the gateway to the pristine Yeagarup Dunes. Visitors can use the day use area located here for picnicking and exploring the scrub which lines the shore of the lake, before taking a walk into the dunes. Then finish by taking a walk on the curved jetty which stretches 30m out into the lake or around the blindingly white beaches which form the shoreline. For those wanting to stay a while, Yeagarup Lake Campsite is located on the shores of the lake.
Yeagarup Sand DunesCombine a scenic drive with some on-foot exploring by heading south to this walk which takes you into D’Entrecastraux National Park.
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