Getting active in the great outdoors is easy in the City of Wanneroo. There is a wide variety of free or low cost activities to do as well as some impressive experiences on offer for thrill seekers.
If walking is your thing then the City of Wanneroo offers a range of beautiful nature based walking trails for all abilities.
Yellagonga Regional Park situated in the heart of Wanneroo surrounds the picturesque Lake Joondalup. An 18km sealed walking and biking track loops around the whole lake offering options for short, medium or a challenging distance. There are several playgrounds around the lake including the very popular Opportunity Play Space (also known as Rotary Park) in Wanneroo.
If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten track then Yanchep National Park offers 9 walk trails from 500m to 46.2km. There’s a trail for every ability! Immerse yourself in nature at Yanchep National Park where you will be sure to spot kangaroos, bird life and the resident koala’s whilst exploring one of the many walking trails. Visit the Yanchep National Park website for more information.
Yanchep National Park map
The Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail is a 28km walk trail from Lake Joondalup in Wanneroo through Neerabup National Park to Yanchep National Park. The trail highlights features of natural, Aboriginal and historical significance and can also be done in sections to suit your ability. Download the map here for more information.
Start of Trail map
The 10th Light Horse Trail is a 1.2km commemorative heritage trail in Neerabup National Park follows the site of the second camp of the 10th Light Horse regiment in Wanneroo during World War Two. The regiment’s role was to protect the West Australian coastline from the threat of enemy attack. The 10th Light Horse Regiment was Australia’s last Mounted Cavalry unit and was disbanded at the campsite in Wanneroo in April 1944. Download the brochure here.
You will find many trails that follow the coastline suitable for walking, running or cycling. Mindarie Marina is a great place start your coastal adventure with plenty of parking, trails following the coast both north and south and many cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. You will also find three established interpretational trails in Quinns Rocks and Mindarie. By walking these trails, visitors will learn about the local environment and can assist with recording observed changes. For information about these trails visit the City of Wanneroo website here.
With 32 kms of coastline to explore in the City of Wanneroo there is a huge range of water sports available to keep you entertained.
Mindarie Marina is popular for Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding and kayaking. You can bring your own or hire one from the Shore Water Boats and Bits Shop located at the boat ramp. You can also pick up all your fishing tackle needs while you’re there and join a fishing charter from the Marina. Best of Boat Worlds are one of the operators who offer a fishing charter experience from the Marina.
Close by is Clayton’s Beach popular for surfing and body boarding and is hosting the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles in 2020. Other popular surf spots include The Spot (between Yanchep and Two Rocks) and Derrs (Alkimos).
Yanchep Lagoon offers a little bit of everything for the water sport enthusiast. This unique beach has a reef just off shore creating a beautiful Lagoon experience for swimming, snorkeling and SUP boarding. There are plenty of rock pools to explore and you are sure to find all sorts of aquatic life including the occasional visit from the local sea lions.
For those wanting to stay safe at the beach especially with young children or inexperienced swimmers, Quinns Rocks Beach and Yanchep Lagoon are patrolled throughout the summer season. Always remember to swim between the flags and follow any directions or instructions. Quinns Rocks Beach also has one of only four beach enclosures in the Perth metropolitan region.
Pictured above is the Trees Adventure located within the beautiful Yancehp National Park. Here you can try a 2 hour treetop and ziplining adventure starting with a 2m low easy course up to a 25m high course for the thrill seekers. Visit the Trees Adventure website for full information and online bookings here.
For those wanting to go higher West Coast Heli Scene is also located at Yanchep National Park offering scenic helicopter flights. Flying over native bushland, wetlands and the coastline a Heli Scene experience is a tourism adventure to remember!
For gaming enthusiasts WASP Paintball & Laser has two locations in the City of Wanneroo; Neerabup and Wanneroo. Here you will be transported into a real live gaming arena in an abandoned theme park (Neerabup lcoation only). Catering for any occasion including birthday packages, bucks and hens parties, corporate groups and team building days and social club events. Visit the website to book your adventure!
Barbagallo Raceway is the proud home of motor sport in Western Australia hosting the supercars series annually and many state and national round race meets for both 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles year-round. If you want to experience the thrill of driving on the track yourself there are many different options available. Head to the Wanneroo Raceway website for event dates and experience options here.