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Yanchep Rose Trail, Yanchep NP

  • Half day
  • 14 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

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

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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.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours


14km loop

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

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

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

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
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • 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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2 trail goers have rated Yanchep Rose Trail, Yanchep NP as 3 out of 5!

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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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