The Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail commences either at Neil Hawkins Park on the shore of Lake Joondalup, approximately 30 minutes’ drive north of Perth via the Mitchell Freeway or Wanneroo Road, or at Yanchep National Park, a further 20 minutes along Wanneroo Road. It can also be done in sections (see inside for details).
The Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail is a 28km walktrail from Lake Joondalup in Wanneroo through Neerabup National Park to Yanchep National Park, highlighting features of natural, Aboriginal and historical significance.
The trail is based on Yellagonga’s tribe’s movement track linking the linear lakes of the coastal plain, later used by Europeans as a stock route. The name ‘Yaberoo Budjara’ is translated as the land (Budjara) of the people of north of Perth (Yaberoo).
The trail is in 5 sections:
Section 1: Neil Hawkins Park to Burns Beach Road (2.5km)
This section follows Lake Joondalup, featuring the flora and birdlife of the wetlands, and should take about an hour.
Section 2: Burns Beach Road to Quinns Road (7.5km)
This section focuses on the plantlife of Neerabup National Park, as well as showing the changes made by limestone quarrying in the area. It should take at least 3 to 4 hours.
Section 3: Quinns Road to Romeo Road (6.7km)
This section passes through stands of Jarrah and Sheoak, open Banksia woodland and limestone heath, and will take at least 3 hours.
Section 4: Romeo Road to Lacey Road (5.6km)
This section passes through degraded Tuart areas and relates the story of the Crocodile and the Waugul and should take about 3 hours.
Section 5: Lacey Road to Loch McNess (5.2km)
This section passes through areas of Tuart, Banksia woodland and heath to Yanchep National Park and Loch McNess; and should take 2 to 3 hours.