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Yanchep Rose Trail, Yanchep NP Yanchep Rose Trail, Yanchep NP

  • Half day
  • 14 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.

This 14 kilometre loop trail starts at the McNess House Visitor Centre in Yanchep National Park. It takes you through the coastal plain vegetation, passing by historic bunkers and offering panoramic views from the sea to the scarp. The limestone outcrops punctuate the extensive wildflower displays in spring.  Kangaroo sightings are almost a certainty in the early morning and evening.

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The trail has markers with the native Yanchep Rose emblem. It passes by Cabaret Cave and then crosses Wanneroo Road to offer a circular route that takes in some old bunkers from World War II. There is a lookout that offers views across the coastal plain, which in spring is covered in wildflowers, including the Yanchep Rose for which this trail is named. The track is limestone and sand and can become heavy underfoot as summer progresses. It is best suited to winter and spring as there is little tree cover.

McNess House Visitor Centre

(08) 9303 7759

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours


14km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

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

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Trail End

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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Hazards & Warnings

This walk is very exposed and not recommended during summer


These facilities are at the start of the walk at Yanchep National Park.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

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Trail Access

By road to Yanchep National Park, 50 kilometres (one hour) north of Perth along Wanneroo Road.

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5 trail goers have rated Yanchep Rose Trail, Yanchep NP as 3.2 out of 5!

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Tamara Richards

Reviewed 26 Sep 2023, 5:23pm

Would I do this one again....perhaps when the Yanchep Rose is in full bloom otherwise I would head to the rocky outcrop and return without the extended loop.
Laura Woodward

Reviewed 24 Jul 2023, 4:27pm

The trail got a bit repetitive with the scenery. Pleasant walk
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 11 Sep 2022, 5:10pm

Loved it, snake country with lots of scrub so long pants recommended and would only do it when the Yanchep Rose is in bloom to make it worthwhile
Emma Williams

Reviewed 21 Apr 2020, 1:35pm

At the starting point by the visitors centre there is a sign suggesting it takes 7hrs. I completed it in 2hrs 45. I think 3-4hrs would be realistic time for the average person.

The hike initially shares the trail with 5 other walks, so keep an eye on the trail markers to make sure you are on the correct trail. It is well signed and defined trail with red markers.

A large part of the trail is sandy but I found it was quite compact and easy to walk on. Scenery is nice and there are good views from a lookout which is a short detour, and well signed, off the trail.

The beginning of the walk is well shaded by large trees however a large portion you are mainly surrounded by shrub and there isn't any shade.

Overall a nice walk where I saw plenty of kangaroos and cockatoos.
Kai Schweizer

Reviewed 13 Jan 2019, 12:10pm

Beautiful view from the lookout, at times very narrow trails with sharp bushes obscuring the path. Make sure to wear long pants. Lots of beehives and swarms around, so be cautious with this trail if you're allergic.

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