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Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail is a 28km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Yanchep, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.
This 28 kilometre one way trail is based on the movement of Yellagonga and his people between Lake Joondalup and Yanchep. It can be completed in sections. It extends from Neil Hawkins Park in the south to Yanchep National Park in the north, traversing tuart and banksia woodland, coastal heath and former wetlands.
Yellagonga was an Aborigine whose tribe stretched from the Moore River to the Swan River. The Aborigines used the chain of wetlands to move away from the coast in winter, returning to the lakes in summer as the inland water supplies dried up. This route was later used as a stock route by Europeans. Yaberoo Budjara is translated as “the land of the people north of Perth””. The trail is limestone and sand underfoot and is not suitable for summer walking. It has red markers with a grasstree symbol and can be accessed in sections: Neil Hawkin’s Park to Hester Ave : 10km This land was once part of a stock route. Lake Joondalup (meaning “”the lake that glistens””) is a large freshwater lake that was well known to the Aborigines as a favoured camping and hunting ground. On the eastern side of the trail paperbark and shoreline vegetation dominate
Start Point: Neil Hawkin’s Park, 30km (40minutes) north of Perth
End Point: Yanchep National Park, 60km (one hour) north of Perth
Region: Yanchep, Perth
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.