Monday, April 13, 2009

Yanchep National Park

It was my birthday this Easter long weekend so we had a picnic at Yanchep National Park to celebrate. This is the Yanchep Inn which has been renovated since our last visit. It now has a large modern breakfast room and beer garden behind.

Getting there early paid off and we managed to claim this picnic shelter near the lake for the afternoon.

My husband and I had booked a room in the Inn but they were kind enough to upgrade us to a Lakeside unit for the same price.

We didn't see the Easter Bunny but there were plenty of Kangaroos! At one stage we counted 27 of them grazing on the lawn in front of our room.

We sat on the balcony watching the local wildlife as the sun went down over the lake. Several flocks of Black Cockatoos flew over us.

Our accommodation package included a two course evening meal and cooked breakfast the following morning. The park has lots of activities including walking trails, Koalas and limestone caves. One of the caves can be hired as a wedding venue and there was a reception taking place on the night that we stayed.


  1. Claire, I'm glad you had a nice special day! From here, it looks very exotic - kangaroos,cockatoos... Pictures of the sunset are majestic... Hope all your birthday wishes will come true!

  2. I love the look of the sky .... so serene.... cheers! ~ bangchik