Fri 18 Sep 2015 - Sat 19 Sep 2015
Location / Access
- Walyunga National Park is located about one hour north of Perth at the end of Walyunga Road off the Great Northern Highway.
- National Park access fees apply.
- Note to remember - Try to bring notes for honesty self pay envelopes. We struggled trying to get a fairly large number of coins spread between several envelopes to fit through the posting slot!
- Being this close to Perth, it makes for a great day trip, or a relaxed overnight, or weekend stay.
- There are two main parking and picnic areas with toilets, gas barbecues, and picnic tables.
- Walyunga Pool - I consider this the bigger and better of the two picnic areas. Wheelchair accessible facilities and nice views over the river.
- Boongerup Pool - Not as easily accessed facilities.
- There are several different signed walk trails of varying length and difficulty.
- We found the Aboriginal Heritage trail and Syds Rapids trail good for kids. Either pram or walking.
Canoeing / Kayaking
- The Avon Descent runs through here over the first weekend of August, with Syds Rapids being a good spot for spectators.
- Boongerup Pool is fairly long, with steeper access banks, so we found not quite as good for young kids.
- A slalom section is located between Boongerup Pool and Walyunga Pool.
- Walyunga Pool is a smaller pool than Boongerup, but has a more beach like entry which we found great for younger kids.
- Water levels can vary greatly between summer and winter depending on rains.
- Watch out for kids when water levels are higher.
- Bookings need to be pre-arranged with the ranger, who will provide access codes to get through the gate to the camping area.
- The camping area is located off the main road along an unsealed track.
- Facilities include fire pits, picnic tables and a pit toilet.