Koala Yanchep

WA Weekender Videos

The Channel Seven lifestyle program, WA Weekender, filmed within the area and captured a range of different experiences to showcase the best of what there is to offer. All of this just a short road trip from Perth CBD.


The first segment highlighted the destination of Mindarie Marina, with so much to offer the Marina has a holiday feel and is only 30 minutes up the Freeway from Perth. A wide variety of restaurants, cafes and the cool Cabana Bar are a treat for your taste buds and if you’re feeling more adventurous venture out on a boat trip, kayak or stand up paddle board.


The next segment focuses on the many foodie delights that this ‘food bowl of Perth’ has to offer, from fruit picking, farmers markets and food trucks. Dan Paris loved strolling through the mango orchard, hearing about how best to pick the freshest mangoes, and then later sampling the best Greek dish from a food truck.


Next we were off to experience a more action packed day out, including the family friendly crazy golf at Wanneroo Botanic Golf and great food at Leapfrogs, or for the serious golfer, a round of golf at the beautiful public course at Carramar. The adrenaline fueled race track at Barbagallo has a range of experiences for the speed enthusiast and is within easy reach of the Wanneroo Road, just north of the Wanneroo townsite.


For those looking to relax and escape, there’s no better place to visit that the Yanchep National Park. With walk trails for every ability, kangaroos and black cockatoos at every turn and not to mention the sleepy koalas. The Park is also home to the only public caves in the Perth Metro area, so book a tour and hear all about those stalactites and stalagmites. When you’re ready for a snack or ice-cream head to the quaint Chocolate Drops Tea Rooms or for something a little more substantial the heritage listed Yanchep Inn. For those seeking a little more cultural understanding of the history, there are Cultural Tours available with the affable Derek.


There is so much rich history in Wanneroo and the stories of the European settlers is captured and re-told through many of the exhibits on the Regional Museum. We also pay a visit to Paul Conti’s, the City’s oldest winery and still operating a cellar door today. We finish with a visit to Cockman House, which along with Buckingham House is a great example of one of the early homesteads in the area.