Go bush walking, boating and see rare native animals at Yardie Creek gorge in Cape Range National Park.
Yardie Creek is a highlight of the park and a must-do on any visit to 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, Euros and red kangaroos.
Take a cruise along the gorge and you'll see striking reflections in the water of the canyon's multi-coloured bands. A boat cruise is also the best way to see wallabies and sea birds such as osprey and sea eagles that live in small caves on the cliff faces. Alternatively a kayak is another great way to see the colours of Yardie Creek up close.
Commentaries tell you about the area's history, how the gorge was formed and the plants, birds and animals which live there. Explore the gorge on a 1.5km walking trail or hike through the gorge's rock walls and along its northern end on two walk trails which start out flat but become more difficult. Pack a picnic and enjoy the amazing scenery.
If you enjoyed Yardie for the day, why not stay the night? Camp sites are in very high demand from Easter to October so pre-book your camp site located right on the Ningaloo Reef via Parks & Wildlife's website
Yardie Creek is about 38 km south of the Milyering Discovery Centre following the Yardie Creek Road.