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CUBYGROOVEFEST

Visit any time - limited free camping

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Yornaning Dam

Yornaning Dam - Wander, Picnic, Play

Discover this hidden gem with abundant flora and fauna, modern playground and BBQ facilities. Wander the dedicated walking trails or pack the bikes and hit the mountain bike trails!

Yornaning Dam - Wander, Picnic, Play
Yornaning Dam - Wander, Picnic, Play

Time & Location

Visit any time - limited free camping

Yornaning Dam, Yornaning WA 6311, Australia

About the event

Yornaning Dam is on the Yornaning West Road between Cuballing and Popanyinning off the Great Southern Highway. This reserve is a great ecotourist stop complete with picnic tables, gas BBQ, toilet facilties and expansive undercover kids playground beside the scenic Yornaning dam. The perfect place for a relaxing picnic and an excellent place for easy bushwalking, nearby cycling, wildlife and bird watching, and winter/spring wildflowers.

Yornaning Trails

Catchment Trail - 1.2km

A walk passes the diversion dam that separates fresh and saline water and tall Salmon Gum Forest before entering Wandoo / Rock Sheoak woodland. Salmon gums can be confused with large wandoos, but differ in having shiny leaves (Wandoos are dull), and layered foliage (wandoos bunchy). Wandoo woodland is good country for spotting Rufous Tree Creepers. In late September- Early October look for beautiful yellow Custard Orchid and pink Verticordia flowers.

 

Tea Tree Trail - 500m

An easy walk around the dam, which gives a view of the dam and its resident birds and turtles in the water and fringing tea tree bush shrubs. Look for wildflowers in the Wandoo-rock Sheoak Woodland from July to October.

Yornaning Dam carpark is also the primary access point for mountain bike tracks within the Yornaning Dam parklands. A bush explorers purpose-built single direction track has been designed to encourage local riders to improve their skills and cycling fitness. The present-day trail was completed in 2021 and now includes over 14km of green-rated tracks with variable degrees of difficulty.

North Loop Green - 3.7km

A slow track over loose quarry gravel, bush, forest, tight technical, includes some elevation, seasonal rare wildflowers, a typical explorer’s track.

Southern Loop Blue - 4.3km

Best described as a minimalistic style mountain bike rider track, features BMX, loose sand to granula, rough soil cobble sections, open plains, bush, rough terrain, to regenerating forest, includes 6 log roll- overs, and one skill balancing challenge.

Trail Maps

View or download the Yornanning Trails Map here > 

For more information on the adjacent Kooloo BIddi Bike Trail click here >

Stay & Play

Yornaning offers self-sufficient camping. Other camping and accommodation options also available. See Stay Options >

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