There are a number of interesting bush walks throughout the park with maps available from the visitor centre, offering some spectacular scenery. Walk trails are from 500 metres to three and a half days. This is a great way to see nature.
Dwerta Mia Walk Trail
Enter Boomerang gorge to discover the significance of Dwerta Mia, 'house of the wild dog'. It is 500 metres easy walk which takes approximately 20 minutes return.
Wetlands Walk Trail
Follow this popular trail that weaves its way around Wagardu Lake, one of Perth's most pristline coastal wetlands. Take in the natural sights and sounds that surround you and see the Yanget (bulrush) used by local Nyoongar people for food. It is a two kilometre easy walk which takes approximately
45 minutes return.
Woodlands Walk Trail
Despite the infertile soils, these coastal woodlands support a diverse range of trees including Banksia, Tuart, Marri, Stunted Jarrah, Sheoak and small pockets of paperbark. During spring kangaroo paws and cat paws are in flower.
A two and a half kilometre easy walk which takes approximately 45 minutes return.
Caves Walk Trail
This trail takes you to Crystal Cave, where you can discover how limestone caves formed, and hear about their colourful history, on a guided tour. Tours can be booked at the McNess visitors centre before you leave. A two and a half kilometre easy walk which takes approximately 45 minutes return.
Ghost House Trail
This trail takes you on a journey through time into the parks wilderness areas. Along the way you will encounter the sights and sounds of the north lake and discover the historic remains of the 'Ghost House'. Take your 'swag' and spend a night under the stars at Shapcott's campsite nestled under a grand old grove of Tuarts. A 10 kilometre medium walk which takes approximately four and a half hours to complete.
Yanchep Rose Walk Trail
From Yanchep Rose lookout, experience the panoramic views from the sea to the scarp. Between July and August the Yanchep Rose and the Parrot Bush are in full flower. A 11.5 kilometre medium walk which takes approximately five and a half hours to complete.
Cockatoo Walk Trail
Follow the Carnaby Black Cockatoo on its journey into Gnangara Park. Experience a variety of landscapes and impressive views from Ridges campsite. Watch for the Black-glove Wallaby and Quenda (bandicoots) that live in this area. A 15.5 kilometre medium walk which takes approximately seven hours to complete.
Yaberoo Budjara Walk Trail
Yaberoo Budjara means the land of the northern people. The trail route is based on Yellagonda, (a significant local Nyoongar elder at the time of Colonial settlement) and his peoples movements between Lake Joondalup, Neerabup and Yanchep. A 28 kilometre highly challenging walk which takes one day to complete. Experienced walkers only. No water available along the track.
Coastal Plain Walk Trail
Put on a backpack and set off on this three day journey across the Coastal Plain to Melaleuca Park. Be prepared and seek advice before you set off. The rail features four campsites (Sharpcott's, Ridges, Moitch and Pricklybark) each with a hikers hut, water tank and bush toilet. This trail is a true delight in autumn and spring when the coastal smokebush and native buttercups form a carpet of wildflowers. It is a 55 kilometres long and will take approximately three and a half days. This is a highly challenging walk and is recommended for experienced walkers only.