Blogs from Yanchep, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep July 17th 2016

The next day, I did another fairly significant bit of birding, which was a visit to Yanchep National Park, an hour and a bit north of Perth. The main purpose of this day trip wasn’t actually for birding, but we were going there anyway to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday in the nice restaurant at Yanchep that overlooks the lake, but I got lots of birding in anyway. There were a few species that I was particularly looking for at Yanchep, including things like White-winged Fairy-wren, Southern Emu-wren, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Elegant Parrot, and things like that. I didn’t actually see any of those four species though, and I think that would largely be because we were at the national park at a fairly poor time for birding (got there after the morning, and left before the evening) ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep February 17th 2015

Hey Bloggers, friends and Family, Today we headed to Yanchep National Park. Kelly drove Seb, and us, which was about 40 minutes away from the house in Butler. It was $12 per car, and once inside the woodlands and wetlands park, we could see Koalas, Kangaroos, emus and cockatoos. Caves can also be viewed on 45 minute tours, but we didn’t bother with this. After having strawberries and nuts for a snack, Kelly then drove us to the beach, where we read, sunbathed (although the weather was a little cloudier today) and Neil and Seb took a dip in the freezing Indian Ocean. We bought rolls, ham and cheese from the supermarket that we ate back at the house for lunch. The rest of the afternoon was enjoyably relaxing: reading, chatting, playing catch with Bodhi and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep February 9th 2015

You know about the best laid plans of mice and man? Well, our eastbound return journey to Brisbane is and has been rather like that. When visiting Western Australia in January and February, be aware that this is 'Bush Fire' season. There have been several severe fires not too far from Yanchep where we have been staying, and we are greatful that those didn't get close to our part. But fire season has changed our return plans, delaying departure for a week, and adjusting our plans some what due to very large out of control fire in the south west closing several National Parks that we hoped to visit. Some of these fires have been lit by young arsonists, others as the result of the amazing electrical storms that hung around Perth for three days during ... read more
Sunset at Wagin
Merino sheep
The unique rainbow

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep January 3rd 2015

December in Perth - well this includes part of November as well. Initially we stayed at the Club Capricorn Caravan Park while we helped our son get the parking area at the front of their home prepared. It was weird really, because when we pulled up in front of the home for the first time, we looked at the area and our hearts sank - it looked too small. Anyway, we got out of the motorhome and when we paced out the area it was going to be more than adequate. So we backed the motor home onto the site to check levels, and quickly worked out that there was a bit of work to be done before we could stay on site for an extended time. You would think that Perth would be pretty warm ... read more
Hot Rods 01
Carnaby's Cockatoos 02
The Walking Stick

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep November 7th 2014

This easy one day drive really completes the first half of our journey. We have arrived at Yanchep (north of Perth) a little earlier than planned, and with a landscaping job to complete for our family here. We drove out the northern exit from Kalbarri so that we could turn south and drive through another old time town, Northam. This little rural town looks a little old and tired, but has one of the largest granaries we have seen. We had to chuckle as we drove through the town. There was a large rubbish skip parked in front of a quaint little brick commercial building, and a ramp from the front door. Next thing a miniature Bob Cat shot out the door, drove along the ramp, dumped its load and retreated inside. Not sure what OH&S ... read more
Snow fields that aren't
127 Little Digger

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep April 28th 2013

2nd April - It falls to the parents to update the final episode of our family’s adventure, our travels through Western Australia (WA). Our final destination, chosen so that we could fatten up our waifs before returning to the U.K. and also because it was familiar territory in terms of language and culture. It was an interesting start. We arrived in Perth thinking that we had rented the camper van from our arrival but this wasn’t the case. The company were good enough to give it to us early but problems with the door not opening on the camper meant that we decided to remain local and get it fixed. So we spent the first night camping beside Perth’s Eastern Bypass. In hindsight we could have picked a better location, we failed to find the nearest ... read more
Quite Tame
Roos Everywhere
Which one is Skippy

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep March 5th 2012

Yanchep-Two Rocks is a strange place. Im not sure if it is a legend or a ghost town....although at least this trip there were people there. In the 1970's Yanchep was the dream of Alan Bond, a self made millionairre and legend to Perth who created a satellite city just out of Perth (about 60km). It had a huge marina that staged the Amercia's Cup yacht race, Atlantis marine park (similar to sea world but now just fenced off land), sun city golf course and club capricorn resort. But 25 years down the track it is seriously run down! The whole town could do with a lick of paint, fresh un-rusted stairs or rails, some weeding and possibly pull down all the weird statues laying around. We must have stayed there around 3 years ago in ... read more
Yanchep Beach - more
Chalet - dodgy bathroom
Caravan Park

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep July 25th 2010

Yanchep est un quartier situé à 56 km au nord de Perth, en Australie occidentale. Il a été construit par l'entrepreneur Alan Bond. Il s'agit d'une banlieue de la Ville de Wanneroo. Yanchep est une destination touristique populaire. Il y a la plage, des hébergements et des sites pour les caravanes ainsi que le « Yanchep Inn » dans le Parc national de Yanchep. Le Parc national de Yanchep propose des visites guidées de Crystal Cave, des promenades dans le bush, l'observation de koala, et le lac Loch McNess. Pendant les années 1980, la région fut le siège d'attractions comme l'« Atlantis Marine Park » et la « Sun City Marina ». La banlieue contient une école de district, qui propose un enseignement de la maternelle jusqu'à la dixième année. ... read more
yanchep NP
yanchep NP
yanchep NP

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yanchep January 17th 2010

Tues 12-1-10 I slept in & then I caught up on my blog & diary, which took all day. Brett & Kara got home today & it is good to hear from them again. Its hot today 33 deg so air con on again. Well that’s all the news today, very boring. Wed 13-1-10 Should have been Friday the 13th, we changed the sheets & I did the washing & Den went for a shower & the washing machine flooded & all the water went into my cupboards & through the back of the van, (not happy Jan) After mopping up the mess & using all mt towels, the dog blankets, I had 3 times as much washing to do. We rang Jayco & then the repairers, & in the end Dennis talked the guy into ... read more
8  16-1-10  Snorkelling at Yanchep Beach
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10  16-1-10   Yanchep Beach

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