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10th Light Horse Heritage Trail Wanneroo

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

We set out at on an overcast day with the birds screeching loudly to warn us of the rain and storm expected later that day. Access to the Trail is from a carpark on Wanneroo Road just north of the Neerabup Road intersection. There are several parking bays but no picnic or toilet facilities. The car park also allows access to the longer Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail.

Whilst there is signage on the 10th Light Horse Heritage Trail sometimes it is not very clear which direction you need to go, especially where there are three or four way intersections. There are also a lot of other small tracks leading off the main track. For once we hadn't brought a map and we did manage a wrong turn at one point. Fortunately this trail came to a dead end alongside the fence bordering Wanneroo Road and we were able to retrace our steps. The traffic noise on Wanneroo Road is ever present but it also allows you to get your bearings. There are no sweeping views on this trail but you do get a sense of being immersed in the bush.

The trail took about 30 minutes to walk and had interesting signage along the way relating to how the camps were set up for the 10th Light Horse during WWII.

From this trail you can extend to join the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail as it winds north from the bridge underneath Neerabup Rod on to Hester Avenue (Quinns Road) and beyond into Yanchep National Park or you can head south under Neerabup Road to Burns Beach Road and on to Neil Hawkins Park.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

As always when hiking in the bush please help to reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback by sticking to the tracks and paths, staying out of quarantined areas and, if possible, clean your shoes before and after hiking. A spray of 70% methylated spirit and 30% water can be effective.

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