Wetlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP


This two-kilometre loop trail is a relaxed, short, easy walk around the lake which is a dominant feature of Yanchep National Park.

View from bridge on the Wetlands walk trail

You can see sedges and other vegetation from the bridge that crosses a stream feeding into Loch McNess.

Photo Credit: DPaW

About the Trail

The trail takes you through the heart of a coastal wetland, circumnavigating Loch McNess.  The walk is completely flat and well signposted so you can’t get lost. There are some nice views across the lake which attracts a lot of birdlife.  You can also see the bush tucker Yanget plant (typha) which for which Yanchep is named after.

From the visitor’s centre, head anti-clockwise around the lake.  You will find the trail markers not far past the inn where you cross a small boardwalk.

Yanchep National Park is one of Perth's oldest and most popular national parks just 45-minute drive from Perth city.

Other things to do:  Check out the koalas, picnic on the lawn, Aboriginal cultural tour, lunch at the tea house, drinks at the Inn.

Other trails include the Ghost House Walk.

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