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Wetlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Wetlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2 km
    • 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.

This two-kilometre loop trail is a relaxed, short, easy walk around the lake which is a dominant feature of Yanchep National Park.

You can see sedges and other vegetation from the bridge that crosses a stream feeding into Loch McNess.
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The trail takes you through the heart of a coastal wetland, circumnavigating Loch McNess.  The walk is completely flat and well signposted so you can’t get lost. There are some nice views across the lake which attracts a lot of birdlife.  You can also see the bush tucker Yanget plant (typha) which for which Yanchep is named after.

From the visitor’s centre, head anti-clockwise around the lake.  You will find the trail markers not far past the inn where you cross a small boardwalk.

Yanchep National Park is one of Perth's oldest and most popular national parks just 45-minute drive from Perth city.

Other things to do:  Check out the koalas, picnic on the lawn, Aboriginal cultural tour, lunch at the tea house, drinks at the Inn.

Other trails include the Ghost House Walk.

McNess House Visitor Centre

(08) 9303 7759

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Time / Duration

45 minutes


2km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Visitor centre, Yanchep National Park 55km (45 mins) north of Perth.

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Trail End

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.

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Experience the hospitality of the historic Yanchep Inn, or tempt your sweet tooth at Chocolate Drops - an award winning chocolate manufacturer.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre


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3 trail goers have rated Wetlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP as 3.33 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 11 Sep 2022, 5:04pm

A nice little trail around Loch McNess. Easy family friendly trail.
John Paul Power

Reviewed 10 May 2022, 8:10pm

Good walk around lake with family. Some sections are blocked off for construction works.
Olivia Brookes

Reviewed 17 Oct 2021, 8:51am

Due to some closures at the moment within the Park, was very hard to follow a trail. We originally wanted to do the ghost house trail, kept coming to a car park after car park. Gave up and decided to do the wetlands. Ended up doing 7km in the end. Was nice to see the koalas and just walk and explore the park.

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