"Keeweechic's Yanchep" Yanchep by keeweechic

Yanchep Travel Guide: 83 reviews and 212 photos

Yanchep is about 50 kms north of Perth and is becoming one of the most rapidly developing resort towns in Western Australia. The area is largely known for the beautiful Yanchep National Park. The first recorded visit was by a European in 1834 who was looking for his lost cattle. He recorded the sightings of lakes and abundant game. Four years later the area was explored by Lieutenant George Grey who also discovered some amazing caves. In 1841, the caves in Boomerang Gorge were explored by Governor Hutt and General Roe. The area was also used as a stock route by drovers and the first settler to the area built his house in 1901. He was appointed caretaker and a guide to the caves. Most of the major caves in the park area were discovered and explored by 1904.

When word later got out about the caves, the area became a popular health and pleasure resort. In the 1930’s grants were offered to provide jobs during the depression for the major development in the construction of roads and internal pathways. The Yanchep Inn, McNess hostel and Gloucester Lodge were built. The park became a major tourist and recreational attraction.

Yanchep is situated on the Swan coastal plain as well as right on Indian Ocean. The area provides a wonderful combination of native bush and wetlands. There are several walking trails also to discover.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

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  • Aug 2, 2005 at 12:31 AM

    Very good page on a nice place. Interesting details about the 'Wangi Mia'. The Koalas are so cuuuute! Hugs.

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    Jun 18, 2005 at 10:33 AM

    Neat slice of a place that I never knew existed. Truly fascinating ... Crystal caves, Dideridoo and the aboriginal story about the rainbow serpent.

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    Jun 4, 2005 at 5:37 PM

    Looks like a fascinating place, especially the cultural shows. It would be interesting to see how the Aboriginals lived. What caught my eye, though, are your tips and pictures about birds. I'd love to see the birds you saw there someday.

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    Jun 3, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    Very nice info on this place I had not heard of before! I had to laugh at someone's sense of humor re the name 'Loch McNess'!! Nice tips on the Didgeridoo. Your Galah & Cockatoo tips reminded me of our Rainbow Lorikeet 'alarm clocks' in Papua New Guinea!!

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    Jun 3, 2005 at 6:05 AM

    Yanchep National Park would be an interesting place for me to visit..I just love those koalas.Excelent page. Regards.

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