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Yanchep

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  • Day62

    Hyperaktive Koalas

    March 7, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Zum Glück beschlossen wir dem Yanchep NP nochmals einen Besuch abzustatten, denn diesmal erwischten wir die Koalas viel aktiver. Wahrscheinlich weil es viel kühler war als letztes Mal. Ein Koala kratzte sich sogar am flauschigen Bauch.Read more

  • Day244

    Kangaroos, kookaburras & koalas

    May 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We had a very enjoyable morning still in Yanchep National Park. We really loved it there - would highly recommend it if anyone is visiting Western Australia. We went for walks both before and after breakfast. The eucalyptus was even more fragrant in the still and quiet early morning and the light was lovely. We saw lots of kangaroos again and Solana took her "joey" (aka doll) out in her "pouch" too (see 2nd photo)! We also saw 2 kookaburras, more galahs and parrots, plus "bottlebrush" trees (it is easy to see why they're so-named - see 5th photo). Before we left, we went to see the koalas in the breeding programme again - including one very hungry one who was munching away on the eucalyptus leaves right in front of us. We left Yanchep late morning and drove South to Mandurah, back on the coast. This afternoon was less fun and a lot more expensive... My tooth broke at the weekend and I had to make an emergency dental appointment for today. I now have a temporary filling and our account is $280 lighter (and I will still need more work doing when we get home....). On the plus side, this makes Laura and I more or less even after her speeding fine!Read more

    Sue Jones

    Wow 🐨 x also Solana is so cute with her doll xxx

    5/8/17Reply
    Sandra Buckley

    What fantastic photos! Hope you're ok now and tooth holding out.

    5/8/17Reply
    Sarah Khan

    Aww love the pictures Julie. Lots of love to you all, From Sarah and V-Lin x

    5/8/17Reply
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  • Day243

    Pinnacles & Yanchep National Parks

    May 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Before leaving Jurien Bay, Laura snorkelled on the snorkel trail there; the current was too strong for me so Solana and I made another shell picture on the beach instead. On our drive South we were passing the Pinnacles National Park, so we decided to pay a visit again to see it in the sunlight (it was almost sunset when we arrived on the way North) - it was great to see it in sunny splendour and to have time to walk around a bit more. We took the next section of the drive carefully as it was where we were done for speeding on the way up! We passed plenty of roadsigns for wildlife but we didn't see much (alive) along the roads today.

    We enjoyed Yanchep National Park so much on the way up that we decided to pay a visit again on the way back down; this time we are staying overnight in Yanchep Inn, inside the national park. We arrived in time for a picnic lunch, then we did some walking in the park to see what wildlife we could spot this time, including a wetlands walk around the lake called "Loch McNess"! The smell of the eucalyptus as we walked was lovely. We saw plenty of birdlife, including galahs, black cockatoos (see photo), colourful ring-necked parrots, ducks and spoonbills; we also saw a long-necked turtle swimming in the lake. From about 4pm, the kangaroos started to come out - by sunset there were dozens of them feeding on the grass in front of our hotel; we enjoyed watching them with a sundowner beer (Castlemaine XXXX, of course!). After treating ourselves to a meal in the hotel restaurant, we went for a walk in the dark and saw even more kangaroos feeding all around - we had to carefully weave our way through them to get past! It was amazing to see so many of them all in one place.... We leave Yanchep in the morning to continue our journey South. We have also arranged to meet up with our friends James and Lou again in a few days, so we are really looking forward to that.
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    Sue Jones

    These are lovely pictures. Like the geology and that road sign takes some beating!!!

    5/7/17Reply
    Peter Thurston

    Love Solana's joey in her pouch!

    5/8/17Reply
    Nicola Booth

    Great pic x

    5/9/17Reply
     
  • Day41

    Kangaroos

    November 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Southward bound back towards Perth we decide to stop by Yanchep National Park. The afternoon is drawing on so it should be a great time to see kangaroos. It is! There's are loads of them. We see koalas, too, but as they aren't native to Western Australia they don't have quite the same thrill as the wild ones back on the Great Ocean Road. They even have to import the right sort of eucalyptus from back east for them.

    Dinner for John and myself is a curry at Shalimar just a couple of minutes walk from where we are staying. I order chicken madras and John a fish curry. What with a parata bread, an aloo naan and rice it is far too much. The older couple at the next table have it sussed : one meat dish, one bread and a small rice. Anyway, it's all very good.
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  • Day128

    Yanchep Nationalpark

    May 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Los geht die Suche nach Koalas & Kängurus im Yanchep Nationalpark.

    Heute ist auch der letzte Tag mit unserem Camper, die letzten Tage haben wir an der Westküste 3.200 km zurück gelegt.

    Sabine Weingartner

    Bayerisches Treffen? Wahnsinn wie klein die Welt 🌍 manchmal ist😊

    5/26/19Reply
    Sabine Weingartner

    Was hat der für ein Problem? 🤔

    5/26/19Reply
    Steffi Steiger

    Sehr muskulös gell :D

    5/26/19Reply
     

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