Yardie Creek, Cape Range National Park

Yardie Creek car park Cape Range National Park Exmouth Australia


The Yardie Creek Top Trail is located in the spectacular Yardie Creek Gorge, one hour drive from Exmouth. The ancient gorge has deep blue water, red limestone cliff faces and a wonderful array of birds and wildlife including the rare black-footed wallaby and red kangaroos. From the top, the views into the creek and out to the Ningaloo Reed are purely spectacular. Starting at river level, the 1.5 kilometre walk trail slowly climbs up the red rock cliffs over a flat path which then becomes harder as it narrows and requires navigation of rocks and small creek line gullies. The trail follows the gorge, becoming more difficult as you ascend the range; however the views into the gorge are well worth the effort. From the top of the gorge walls, look out for the wide variety of birds and yellow footed rock wallabies that inhabit the rock walls. All activities start at the Yardie Creek carpark where there are toilets and picnic areas. Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period.