National & Regional Parks on our Doorstep
There are many beautiful national and regional parks in Perth, making it easy to get away from it all and enjoy bushwalks, picnics and BBQs with your family.
As well as beautiful bush, wildflowers, waterfalls and a tone of native animals to spot – some parks also offer adventure activities, playgrounds and caves! See my guide to National and Regional Parks in the north of Perth here:
Yanchep National Park
Yanchep National Park has been a popular family picnic spot for generations. Throw down a rug overlooking the lake, enjoy the free BBQ facilities, or grab lunch at the historic Yanchep Inn. The tuart and banksia woodlands are filled with things to explore – a koala boardwalk, 9 walking trails (from an easy 500m to challenging 46Km hikes), Crystal Cave, Aboriginal experiences, the yummy Chocolate Drops Tearooms and shop, birdlife… you can even camp there!
One of our favourite experiences has to be the Trees Adventure, where the whole family can navigate their way through woodlands on wobbly bridges, tight ropes, ziplines and more! West Coast Heli Scene has joy-flights taking off from Yanchep National Park, to enjoy an birds eye view of the area.
Note that an entry fee does apply (per vehicle).
Yellagonga Regional Park
Yellagonga Regional Park is found on the banks of several lakes and wetlands, including Lake Joondalup. The park’s history includes Dreamtime stories, a rich Nyoongar culture, and a colonial settlement. Yellagonga is popular for cycling and walking, with the 16km Lake Joondalup circuit taking about 4 hours to walk (Ocean Reef Rd entrance to Neil Hawkins Park Joondalup is shorter). Along the way you’ll see water birds, kangaroos, turtles and watch out for the tiger snakes and dugites in summer! A few playgrounds, including Wanneroo’s Rotary Park, can be found along the way. See the lake views on the boardwalk at Neil Hawkins Park, which is a great spot to enjoy a family BBQ or picnic by the playground.
Best parking for Yellagonga Regional Park at the Ocean Reef Road entrance opp the white heritage house or at Neil Hawkins Park. (Free)
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