Yanchep - Western Australia

 

 

YANCHEP

 

GPS 31 33 02 S 115 37 42 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

58 Km

Population

4247

Average Rainfall

605.2mm

Mean Max Temp

25.5C

Mean Min Temp

14.8C

 

SERVICES

Police

0475 803 714

Fire and Rescue

08 9561 1788

Medical

08 9562 8100

Visitor Centre

08 9405 5000

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Unknown

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Yanchep Inn

08 9561 1001

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Originally developed as a recreation area, Yanchep never quite managed to fulfil the promises of it's developers. Other enterprises drawn to the area like the Atlantis Marine Park fared no better than the rest of Yanchep and nearby Two Rocks. Much to the relief of conservationists, the dolphin prison closed down many years ago. Although sadly it left several dolphins completely dependant on humans, and they could not be returned to the wild.

Things have settled down in Yanchep now, and it is no longer the mad development orientated place it was back in the 1980s but that is certainly not the case just south where the suburbs of greater Perth are swallowing the native bushland in huge chunks.

It won't be too long before there is an unbroken swathe of suburbia reaching all the way from Mandurah, to Two Rocks.

Apart from the beach, one of the major attractions in the area is Yanchep National Park.

HISTORY

 

The name is believed to be from the Aboriginal word yanget which means bulrushes - which grow along the shores of a nearby lake. The name was first recorded a Lake Yanchep in September 1866 by Assistant Surveyor Robert Quin.

The area was once used as a sheep station but suburban development began when Alan Bond purchased 8,100 Ha in 1970.

Perhaps it was all just too far away from central Perth at the time but the development stagnated and eventually Bond sold out to the Tokyu Corporation.

The now very well known Spud Shed chain of stores can trace its origins back to the Yanchep area from 1965.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Coastal scenery, Yanchep NP.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Yanchep Inn, Neptune statue at Two Rocks.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Mindarie

Federal : Pearce

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6035

Local Government : City of Wanneroo

 

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