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

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Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes, Perth Metro

Part of Yanchep National Park network
  • Multiple day
  • 28 km
    • Bush Walk Class 2

      Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

    • Mountain Bike Easy

      Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. Typically flowing, open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features.

This 28 kilometre trail is based on the movement of Yellagonga and his people between Lake Joondalup and Yanchep. 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. The trail is popular with walkers, trail runners and off-road cyclists.

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Yaberoo Budjara means the 'land of the northern people'. The trail route is based on Yellagonga (a significant local Noongar elder at the time of colonial settlement) and his people's movements between Lake Joondalup, Neerabup and Yanchep. The area and the wetlands located here are of special cultural significance to Aboriginal people. As traditonal owners of the land, Aboriginal people have long used these areas to meet, hold ceremonies and to obtain food and water. This trail route was also used as a stock route by early European settlers.  

Follow the distinctive trail markers with a grasstree symbol. The downloadable trail brochure breaks the route into five segments, each with a sketched map and description. Note - Trail section distances have been updated and are shown accurately below:

Section 1 Neil Hawkin's Park to Burns Beach Rd 2.5km one way, allow 1 hour if walking: This section features Lake Joondalup along with the plant and birdlife of the wetlands. The trail is bitumen between here and Neerabup National Park where it becomes a limestone surface. 

Section 2  Burns Beach Rd to Hester Ave 7.5km one way, allow 4 hours if walking: This section focuses on the plant life of Neerabup National Park and reveals the changes made by limestone quarrying in the area. The trail enters Neerabup National Park via old quarry access roads with a crushed limestone surface.

Section 3 Hester Ave to Romeo Road 7km one way, allow 3 hours if walking: The trail continues in Neerabup National Park through stands of 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.  

Section 4 Romeo Road to Lacey Rd 5.9km one way, allow 3 hours if walking: Wanneroo Rd is close to this trail section which takes you through degraded tuart forest and coastal heath vegetation associated with limestone soils.

Section 5 Lacey Rd to Loch McNess  5.2km one way, allow 3 hours if walking: After Lacey Rd the trail passes close to Pipidinny Swamp and transitions from the last section of Neerabup National Park into Yanchep National Park. This section features tuart and banksia woodland, heath and wetlands along with associated wildlife.

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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 2

Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Mountain Bike

Easy

Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. Typically flowing, open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Hazards & Warnings

Not suitable for summer walking, no water along route.

Safety

Walk and ride safely, Walkers and cyclists should keep left on the trail.

Cyclists: Remember to give way to walkers and travel at a safe speed. Use your bell to warn others when approaching.

Walkers: Watch for cyclists and step off to the left side of the trail if you wish to stop.

Facilities

Facilities listed for this trail are primarily available at Yanchep National Park and Yellagonga Regional Park at the start and finish of the 28km walk route. There are minimal faciltities and no water along the trail. Neerabup National Park has no facilities and is only accessible by walking or cycling.

  • 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

Park fees apply for Yanchep National Park

Trail Access

2WD Road

Prohibited Items

Dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Trail information updated
16th July 2024

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