The Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail begins in Neil Hawkins Park on the shores of Lake Joondalup, and runs through Yellagonga Regional Park, Neerabup National Park and on to Yanchep National Park.
The name Yaberoo Budjara is translated as the land (Budjara) of the people of north of Perth (Yaberoo).
The 28km walking trail highlights features of natural, Aboriginal and historical significance and is based on local Whadjuk Noongar elder Yellagonga’s tribes’ movement track. Their track linked together the linear lakes of the coastal plain, and the same track was later used by Europeans as a stock route.
The trail can be completed in its entirety or as five separate, shorter trails.
10th Light Horse Trail
The 10th Light Horse Regiment was stationed in Wanneroo during World War Two and to commemorate this, visitors can enjoy a 1.2km heritage trail around the second camp established by the regiment. The trail is located in Neerabup National Park north of Flynn Drive.
The regiment’s role was to protect the West Australian coastline from the threat of enemy attack. Strategically located between the coast and Pearce Air Base, the Wanneroo campsite included an administration area, cook house, ammunition dump and stores as well as a large area dedicated to manoeuvres, the horse lines and a tent for the farriers.
The 10th Light Horse Regiment was Australia’s last Mounted Cavalry unit and was disbanded at the campsite in Wanneroo in April 1944. Significant sites along the trail are marked with informative signs, and the horse lines and camp ground foundations are still visible.