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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.
Yanchep is around 50 kms north of Perth. Follow the Mitchell Highway north to Wanneroo Road. Travel around 25 kms north... more travel advice
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