Ghost House Walk

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Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park lies on the Swan Coastal Plain, an area that was traditionally under the care of the Yued, Whadjuk, Binjareb and Wardandi Noongar peoples.  The tribal name for the park is 'Nyanyi-Yandjip'; 'Yanchep' having been derived from 'Yandjip', which is the aboriginal name for the reeds that fringe the lakes in the area that are thought to resemble the mane of the Waugul (a snakelike dream-time creature responsible for the creation of the Swan and Canning Rivers).

The park lies about 42 kilometres North of Perth and aside from the 400-or-so caves that have been recorded in the park, there are nine walking trails on offer that range from a short 500m trail (Dwerta Mia) to the more challenging ones that are as long as 50km long (Coastal Plain trail, that ends at Melaleuca Park).

Difficulty Rating : 2.0 / 10.0 (Class 2 - Very Straightforward)

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Getting There

Location of carpark (-31.544943, 115.684621)

After paying the $12 fee for vehicle entry, all the hikers from Meetup's 'Young Perth Hikers' group began to gather on the lawn outside McNess House Visitors Centre. We then introduced ourselves to each other and made sure that all the essentials (first aid kit/training, sufficient water, sun protection, etc) were covered. Soon after, we turned Eastward and started to walk.

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