Family Day Out -Yanchep & Beyond
From epic playgrounds and tourist attractions to quality restaurants and a stunning coastline, there is so much for families to see and do in and around Yanchep!
Our family of five recently adventured out to Yanchep and beyond for a fun family day out. We started our adventure at an old favourite of ours, the Yanchep Lavender Farm.
While lavender is only in full bloom from December to February, the Yanchep Lavender Farm is worthwhile visiting all year round – especially now their beautiful new cafe and gift shop are open! The cafe is divine and overlooks the lavender field, a large grassed area for the kids to run about, and a new playground currently under construction.
The cafe sells a great variety of food and drinks, our favourite is their lavender-flavoured ice cream and milkshakes! But I’ll definitely be booking their high tea for our next visit.
The Yanchep Lavender Farm is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am – 6.30pm.
Our next stop was Yanchep National Park (entry fees apply) where you can choose your own adventure from Treetop Adventures and cave exploring, to walking trails and wildlife spotting.
We opted for the Wetlands Walk Trail, an easy 2km trail through the natural sights of the National Park. It was great to see the trail return to its former glory after the devastating bushfires in 2019.
By late afternoon the grounds of Yanchep National Park were buzzing with wild kangaroos – nothing beats watching wildlife enjoying their natural environment. Before leaving, we also checked out the koalas.
Yanchep National Park is perfect for picnics and BBQs. You can grab ice creams, coffee and handmade chocolates from Chocolate Drops or a meal from the Yanchep Inn.
Our last stop was dinner at The Beach House’s beachside pop-up beer garden, The Cubby House. I’m not a big fan of dining out with the kids, but we love the chilled family-friendly vibe of The Cubby House. This has now closed up for Winter, but look out for it returning next Summer.
The Beach House is a modern spot, built amongst the sand dunes and is also opposite the colourful Eden Beach playground, which will make for a great bargaining tool to get kids to eat their meals!
Head up the ramp and you’ll be greeted with lush plants and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. The casual alfresco space (sheltered from the sea breeze) offers the same menu as the restaurant, you’ll just need to order at the large bar.
There’s plenty of high chairs available, as well as a kids menu featuring the usual favourites of Fish and Chips, Chicken and Chips and Cheeseburger and chips.
For the adults, a menu of crowd-pleasers is on offer for lunch and dinner as well as some really interesting dishes. A choice of gluten free and veggie dishes are also available. The Beach House is also open for breakfast.
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