Ghost House Walk Trail
12.2 km circuit
3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min
Ghost House Walk Trail
12.2 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min

Run
1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Lakeview Carpark off Indian Ocean Drive, Yanchep, this walk takes you on a circuit within Yanchep National Park via the Ghost House Walk Trail. This relatively easy loop trail begins by following the Wetlands Walk Trail around the scenic Loch McNess. After approximately 1km the hike branches off onto the Ghost House Walk Trail, immersing you in tuart forest, banksia woodlands and coastal heath, with gorgeous wildflowers in every direction. About halfway through the loop you'll come across the historic remains of the Ghost House, which gives the trail its name. Nature has embraced the crumbling stone frame with green foliage, offering great photographic opportunities. The trail ends at Cabaret Cave, a limestone cave that has been converted to a function venue. From there it's a short walk to Yanchep Inn, where you can stop for a refreshing ale, coffee or lunch. The park is very family orientated and there are ovals, various tearooms and a koala boardwalk to explore. Although koalas aren't native to Western Australia, you'll have the rare opportunity to spot them in their natural habitat from the boardwalk that traverses the koala feed plantation, located between Yanchep Inn and the McNess House Visitors Centre. The trail is easy to follow, with yellow triangle markers posted along the way. The path is well defined and mostly flat, with a few rocky slopes. The colourful wildflower displays, the historic ruins and relics, the caves and many other interesting features of the Ghost House Walk Trail make this hike a memorable and rewarding experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Cabaret Cave
McNess House Visitors Centre
Henry White Oval
Shapcotts Hut

Places & Areas
Australia
Western Australia
City Of Wanneroo
Yanchep
Australia/Perth Time Zone
Yanchep National Park