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Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail, Yanchep NP Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail, Yanchep NP

Bush Walk

(+2)
Gravel, Adaptive
 in Perth & Surrounds

Part of Yanchep National Park network
  • Multiple day
  • 28 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

    • Mountain Bike Moderate

      Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

This 28 kilometre one way trail is based on the movement of Yellagonga and his people between Lake Joondalup and Yanchep. It can be completed in sections. It extends from Neil Hawkins Park in the south to Yanchep National Park in the north, traversing tuart and banksia woodland, coastal heath and former wetlands.

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Yellagonga was an Aborigine whose tribe stretched from the Moore River to the Swan River. The Aborigines used the chain of wetlands to move away from the coast in winter, returning to the lakes in summer as the inland water supplies dried up. This route was later used as a stock route by Europeans. Yaberoo Budjara is translated as "the land of the people north of Perth". 

The trail surface has been upgraded to crushed limestone.  It has red markers with a grasstree symbol and can be accessed in sections:

Neil Hawkin's Park to Hester Ave : 10km This land was once part of a stock route. Lake Joondalup (meaning "the lake that glistens") is a large freshwater lake that was well known to the Aborigines as a favoured camping and hunting ground. On the eastern side of the trail paperbark and shoreline vegetation dominate, while on the western side tuart, marri and parrot bush are common. The trail enters Neerabup National Park via old quarry access roads. The top of the ridge provides views to the Indian Ocean. 

Hester Ave to Romeo Road: 6.7km The trail continues in Neerabup National Park through jarrah and sheoak. Then the vegetation changes from low banksia woodland to coastal limestone heath. From the top of the limestone ridge there are 360 degree views.  

Romeo Road to Yanchep National Park: 10.8km The trail continues close to Wanneroo Road and this area has been severely degraded by fire and weed invasion. Then it passes close to Pipidinny Swamp and enters Yanchep National Park. There is a large grove of tuarts to the west. Once in Yanchep National Park, the track meanders near Loch McNess, which was a traditional meeting, corroborree and ritual area. 

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Be trail ready for Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail, Yanchep NP

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Time / Duration

1 - 2 days

Length

28km one way

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Neil Hawkin's Park, 30km (40minutes) north of Perth

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Trail End

Yanchep National Park, 60km (one hour) north of Perth

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Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Mountain Bike

Moderate

Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

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Hazards & Warnings

Not suitable for summer walking, no water along route.

Facilities

All these facilities are only available at Yanchep National Park at one end of the walk. There is no water along the route.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

May to October

Fees

National Park fees

Trail Access

2WD Road

Prohibited Items

No pets
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