Our trip to Yanchep National Park.

 

Our trip to Yanchep National Park was one of those impromptu family outings that presented itself after lunch one lazy Saturday not too long ago.

“Do you have any plans?” asked HRH as we drove away from Sri Dewi, my new favourite mamak-style curry house in Northbridge.

“No,” I said. I racked my brain, fearing there was some place somewhere we were supposed to be but nothing came to mind.

“Would you like to go for a drive then? I’ll take us somewhere new.”

“Okay,” I said and left it to him. He drove for a good hour until we reached a heavily forested area with boom-gates where he paid $12 for the car load of our family of 4.

We were ill-prepared for the ever-popular 9 kilometre “Ghost House Walk Trail” which called for water, food and camping gear, so instead we attempted the highly do-able trek around the lake which took us just over an hour.┬áIn the interest of word-economy, I’ll just let the pictures tell the rest of the story:

The lake at Yanchep National Park.

The lake at Yanchep National Park.

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Going for a 2 hour walk around the lake at Yanchep National Park.

Going for an hour long walk around the lake at Yanchep National Park.

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Walking around the lake at Yanchep National Park.

There is a tea-house there that sells an amazing array of “homemade chocolates” but if the price of our carrot cake and bottle of water is anything to go by (over $11), I dare say none of it is cheap. The whole place closes at 5 pm so be sure to arrive early if you want to check out the Koala sanctuary and the wildflower garden. There is also an inn in the park that caters to guests who want to stay in comfortable lodgings overnight.