- Yallingup means 'place of love' in the aboriginal language and Gunyulup, which gives
its name to the stream that flows out to sea at Smiths Beach means 'place of rest'.
- Smiths Beach is named after early white settlers who had a dairy farm at Thorn Hill, overlooking the beach wher the cattle
used to graze on the coarse vegetataion. Always popular with fishermen, especially at Salmon Run time from March to May.
The Walk Trails
Light shoes are recommended.
Dogs are not allowed in the National Park.
- The "infamous" Ghost Trail - start at Caves Caravan Park, walk around Caves
House hotel and the trail will take you straight to Yallingup Lagoon.
- The Wardanup Trail - (some steep sections) - start at Caves Caravan Park,
merges with Ghost Trail to Yallingup Beach car park then head up the coast
to Rabbits car park (just past the entrance to the National Park off Dawson
Drive Yallingup) and follow the track along the coast
before turning inland and up the hill. Turn south at the top and continue
to the lookout from which Canal Rocks can be seen.
Soon after the trail comes out at the Ngilgi Caves car park
and a few minutes later at the Caves House hotel.
The Yallingup - Smiths Beach walk trails map is available for
guests to download.
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