National Park #1- Yanchep

Today Ryan and I bought a year long pass for WA National Parks.  This is our newest excuse to check out all the places we can in WA.  Friends of ours visited Yanchep earlier this week and the pictures looked so fun that we figured we would visit ourselves.  Just a 45 minute drive north of Perth, Yanchep is a beautiful little getaway.  And if the lovely landscape isn’t enough, there are koalas!Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 5.19.38 PMCan you spot the koalas?  It was crazy how high up they sleep and on such little branches too.  We walked around for awhile just trying to spot them in the trees.  Thankfully they are all in one area so you’re guaranteed to see at least a few even if they are all asleep.

After the koalas, we took a couple other little hikes around the marshy lake and in an area that use to be a series of limestones caves before it collapsed.  There are still lots of caves in Yanchep, including one that can be rented out for events!  If we go back, we will definitely do some cave exploring.

After finishing up at the park, we decided to grab a bite to eat and then head to a nearby harbor to see the boats and the beach.  It reminded us a little of the harbor in Oxnard but the ocean looks different without the Channel Islands and all the limestone rocks told us we aren’t in California anymore.

Exploring our new home is one of our favorite things.  1 National Park down and we’ll see how many more we get to before our pass expires.


2 thoughts on “National Park #1- Yanchep

  1. Sounds fun, Joy. I remember my shock the first time I “petted” a koala – and how spikey he was. I was expecting a soft teddy bear feel. I would like to see them nocturnally some time when they are active – the ones I saw in Australia in the day were sleeping. I bought a senior pass to the national parks in America. Kinda like a year pass for you… Sending prayers and love. Auntie Carolyn p.s. what time is it in Perth when it’s 10:05am in So Cal? I pray for you guys every day at 10:05 am.

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  2. so excited that you are exploring your new digs. i look forward to my virtual walk as you share your experiences. I also like seeing pictures of you enjoying yourselves. Ryan thanks for taking Joy to see these new adventures. Loved seeing the koalas! mom

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