Departure time is normally 15 minutes after advertised event time. In the case of severe weather forecasts (very hot, strong winds, thunderstorms, etc.) check with the ride leader to confirm if the ride will still be taking place.
Chilling out at Yanchep National Park Long Weekend
Saturday September 22 @ 9:30 am - Monday September 24 @ 5:00 pm
We will be riding to the Henry White Oval Campground in the Yanchep National Park which is a new camp ground since early 2017 and is situated about 500 m east of the Inn. It is a beautiful setting surrounded by beautiful trees. Both tenting and non-tenting options are available.
Being a long weekend there should be plenty opportunity to walk around the Loch, visit the caves or the koalas and of course there is the Chocolate Drops Cafe. And that beautiful Inn. Into bird watching, bring you binoculars and bird books. I will as the bird life is prolific. Good camera opportunities this weekend. So lots to do what should be a very tranquil long weekend. And it ain’t far is it?
First option is tenting on grassed areas surrounded by tall trees, kangaroos and bird life. BBQ facilities and seperate toilet and shower facilities are available.
Second option is at the Yanchep Inn (phone 9561 1001) which you are to make your own arrangements. Bookings to be made a week before the long weekend.
Food and what to bring, what is supplied:
You are to bring all your own food, towels, toiletries and bedding. Bring a frozen BBQ pack for the first night for a group BBQ. BYO all food and drinks as there are limited supplies in the park. At time of writing there is no refrigeration facilities, however there is a new ablution with unisex shower, toilet and camp kitchen facility being built which may be available for the long weekend. Details provided closer to the weekend.
Tenting is $11/person/night. Total $22 for two nights. Please arrange to have correct money at the start of the tour. Money will be collected at Clarkson Train Station. Numbers are limited so first in best dressed.
For the Yanchep Inn, please enquire by phoning the Inn on 9561 1001.
Saturday, 22nd September 2018.
Meet at the Clarkson Train Station for a 9.30 am start. A very short leisurely ride to Yanchep National Park, a distance of approximately 27 km on the back roads east of Wanneroo Road. There is no entrance fee for cyclist, yey. Arriving late morning, we set up camp (for those of us that are tenting) and have lunch at the Inn or cafe. Or bring it as it is not far. It really isn’t. Good tourist maps are available from the Visitors Center not far from the Inn which we can obtain on arrival.
There are a number of things we can do in the avo as mentioned but the first port of call I think is to visit the cute koalas and go awww which is mandatory when viewing koalas. Their enclosure is very close to the Inn and cafe (how convenient). There are many walking trails including the one around the Loch. There are many sealed roads for quiet riding in the park but unfortunately the trails are for walkers only. There are two caves open to the public being Cabaret Cave and Crystal Cave.
Evening meal is a group BBQ.
Sunday, 23rd September 2018.
Choices ,choices, choices as above. For the early risers and for those interested in bird life and/or photography, maybe a stroll around the Loch McNess approximately 2.7 km and then brecky of bacon and eggs at the Inn or cafe. Now there’s an idea. Yummy. If you walked it, you earn’t it. Depending on the weather the intention is to jump on our deadly treadlies and ride to Yanchep Beach for morning tea and/or lunch. Well, we are a cycling club. Getting back early avo, you can do a number of things which you haven’t done from above. Or, pull out “The Chair” and read a book, or snooze or whatever.
The intention is to have the evening meal at the beautiful Yanchep Inn and being a long weekend numbers have to be confirmed a week prior. So let me know. For those who have not had a meal there, I can assure you they really have looked after us in the past.
Monday, 24rd September 2018
After breakfast, break camp and head for Clarkson Train Station the same route as per Saturday. Optionally, follow me back to Stirling Train Station to get a few more k’s in those legs, a distance of approximately 25 km. Maybe morning tea somewhere along the way.
All in all, this is a weekend to look at our own backyard because truthfully, how many of us have really had a good look at Yanchep. And that’s the idea.
Confirmation and what you need to do:
- Email Stan on [email protected] if you are wanting to attend and how many.
- Are you tenting or making your own arrangements.
- Will you be partaking in the group BBQ on the first night being the Saturday night.
- Will you be partaking in the evening meal at the Yanchep Inn on the second night being Sunday. Highly recommended.
- Bring a sense of humor.
- To help me, please email ASAP.