Guided Walk Neerabup National Park
Sunday 31 May from 09:30 to 11:30
Celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity with a Guided Walk in Neerabup National Park: connector for biodiversity under pressure from development in the Northern corridor.
Join the Urban Bushland Council WA (UBC) sponsored guided walk of the Neerabup National Park lead by members of the Quinns Rocks Environmental Group (QREG). You will explore the Tuart and Jarrah Woodlands to Open Forests and observe the fauna underpasses installed two years ago as a mitigation measure of Neerabup Road dissecting the widest section of the National Park. Please select one of the following sessions, all will follow the same tracks.
Session 1: 9.30-11.30am Register here
Session 2: 10.30am-12.30pm Register here
Session 3: 2.00-4.00pm Register here
Places are limited to 10 participants per session to meet the COVID-19 safety requirements for physical distancing. If you cannot attend after making a registration, please cancel your registration.
Meeting place: 10th Light Horse Heritage Trail car park, off Wanneroo Road, Neerabup and just north of Neerabup Road.
Wear closed shoes, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent as ticks are common. Bring your water and light refreshment or lunch. If you plan to have your lunch at the site, it is recommended that you bring your camping chair. No dogs thank you.
Neerabup National Park
The Park stretches over 12 km from NW to SE between Yellagonga Regional Park and Yanchep National Park. It is on the only East-West ecological linkage traversing the full suite of Swan Coastal Plain vegetation complexes in the North Metropolitan region. Neerabup National Park (Bush Forever Area 383) is a wonderful example of biodiversity of this part of the Swan Coastal Plain.
In addition, it is a place of cultural heritage. This is reflected in the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail that is based on local Whadjuk Noongar elder Yellagonga’s tribe’s movement which was later used by Europeans as a stock route. During WWI, the 10th Light Horse regiment was stationed in the Park.
Neerabup National Park was originally gazetted in 1965 for the purpose of ‘National Park’. The conservation significance of this area has been recognised on numerous occasions including its designation as Bush Forever Area 383 and EPA recommendations to add lands to the National Park boundary following its assessment of MRS Amendments 992/33 in 2000. The EPA recommendations are yet to be finalised while major road projects impacting the National Park are continuing to be approved. Considering the narrow, elongated shape of the national park, sensitive and adaptive management of this significant biodiversity asset is critical.