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Yeagarup Track to Yeagarup Beach, Pemberton

4WD inSouth West

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • 1-3 hours
  • 10.5 km
    • 4WD More Difficult

This track is in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park and starts at Yeagarup Lake near Leaning Marri Campground. The Lake is the ‘Gateway’ to the vast mobile sand dunes which stretch along this coastline. The journey across the dunes is challenging yet rewarding, with a fantastic coastline awaiting you.

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Trail Start

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Yeagarup Lake. Access is via Ritter Rd, Yeagarup which is 65km south of Nannup or 12km SW of Pemberton off Vasse Hwy.

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Yeagarup Beach

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The pristine Yeagarup Dunes form one of the largest dune systems in the south west of Western Australia and the drive across the top of the dunes is exhilarating. The shady, peaceful campsites situated at Leaning Marri Campground are a great base to explore the dunes and coastal area. 

From Yeagarup Lake, the track to the beach passes over the dunes and lower tyre pressures (10 to 16 psi depending on conditions) are necessary.  It is suited to high clearance four-wheel drives only (no trailers). The track climbs up onto shifting dunes and you are required to follow a marked path for the first three or four kilometres which may be slightly different each time you visit. Please stay within the marker poles for your your safety and to assist in preserving the vegetation.

Travel time from Yeagarup Lake to the Yeagarup Beach is around 40 minutes and is a scenic and interesting drive. The view from the top of the last steep hill to the ocean is vast and well worth the drive. 

Once you get to the beach, you can head right (north-west) towards the cliffs that stretch along the coast from the mouth of the Donnelly River . This involves 15km of beach driving. Check the tide forecast and beach conditions before proceeding. 

If you choose to turn left at the bottom of the Yeagarup Track, it’s a 2km drive to the mouth of the Warren River. This area features a vast salt marsh. This sensitive ecosystem provides habitat and food for a range of birds and animals and is an important habitat for fish. Please do not drive on the salt marsh.  In the summer months, there may be a sandbar across the mouth of the Warren River which allows you to cross the river mouth and continue on to Warren Beach. At other times of the year, crossing the river mouth can be extremely hazardous and many vehicles have been bogged attempting it.

Near the start of Yeagarup Track, Leaning Marri Campground offers six shady single campsites and one group campsite with a shared shelter. These campsites are suitable for tents and small caravans and camper trailers.

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Time / Duration

Approximately 1 hour to reach the beach

Length

About 10.5km to Yeagarup Beach.

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Yeagarup Lake. Access is via Ritter Rd, Yeagarup which is 65km south of Nannup or 12km SW of Pemberton off Vasse Hwy.

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Trail End

Yeagarup Beach

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4WD

More Difficult

Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.

Difficulty Notes

Sandy track with soft patches and steep hill climbs. Requires 4WD mode plus low range occasionally. Preferable to have 4WD experience in sand.

Hazards & Warnings

Do not cross the mouth of the Warren River when there is water flowing. 

Check the beach condition and tide charts before proceeding along Yeagarup Beach in either direction. 

Facilities

The tyre let down area at the start of the track near Yeagarup Lake has a shelter with picnic tables, information, toilets and a fee station. Leaning Marri Campground is nearby.

  • Camping
  • Public Toilet
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

September to April.

Fees

National Park Fees

Trail Access

Road 4WD. Gravel roads then sand dunes.

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1 trail goers have rated Yeagarup Track to Yeagarup Beach, Pemberton as 4 out of 5!

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Marco Zecca

Reviewed 20 Nov 2016, 9:43pm

Nice track, the access to the dunes requires some momentum, but nothing too serious.
Beautiful beach near the Warren River estuary, the crossing may be challenging, do not attempt if not sure!
Highly recommended!

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