Wilbinga

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesWangara
FinishWangara
DifficultyDifficulty 2/5
Suitable for4WD AWD Bike 
Distance132.95 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed56.73 km/hr
Driving Time2 hrs 20 mins
Page Updated: 12 Aug 2015

Description

Wilbinga is located on the northern outskirts of metropolitan Perth just past Yanchep and Two Rocks. Being so accessible, this track is popular with local 4WD trainers and with local clubs. There are opportunities for every kind of sand driving experience from sandy tracks, soft ruts, uneven sand hills, sand dunes, seasonal beach driving, steep ascents and descents. For experienced drivers, its just a place to go and have a bit of fun.

The sand bowls near the beach tend to be the ideal snack or lunch stop and from here it is only a short walk to the beach. Some of the things you can do include walks along the beach, exploring the historic huts and collecting shells which are often visible along the tide line.

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Environment

Wilbinga is a Quindalup dune area and forms part of the Gnangara Park. In Government planning documents Wilbinga has been earmarked for a combination of nature conservation, recreational use, and potential resource allocation (ground water and limestone). It appears that any development will be low-key with a commitment to retain the "wilderness" quality of this large coastal area. Whilst this is good news for motorbikes, dune buggys and 4WDrivers, it is important to respect the area and take care when visiting. Drive responsibly, don't litter, don't trample or remove wildflowers and plants. Keep to tracks whereever possible and participate in local clean-ups to keep this area accessible for future 4WD recreation.

Along the tracks you will see extensive plant life including banksias, cycads, kangaroo paws, Black Boys or "Grass Trees" (Xanthorrhoea preissi) and dense bushland. Kangaroos, including the Western Brush Wallaby are in the area so keep an eye out on top of the hills. Also you may see eagles gliding overhead.

History

Although not part of Wilbinga history, the early part of this trek (tar section) passes right by a monument to the 10th Lighthorse Regiment on Wanneroo Road. The 10th Light Horse Regiment is one of the country's oldest and best known. It was formed in 1900 and was trained in Western Australia. The Regiment first saw action on Gallipoli Peninsula as Infantry; their baptism of fire being at Quinn’s Post and Pope’s Hill. In fact, the only Victoria Cross gained by an Australian Light Horse unit in the First World War was won on Gallipoli by a member of this Regiment in 1915. From this memorial, there is an information board and some walking tracks which are well worth investigating.

Once you're into the Wilbinga area, the track will eventually come down onto the beach alongside a small group of shacks. These are apparently similar to what early settlers built here in 1893. It is also believed many army personal lived along the beach side in shacks during the war years.

Preparation

Tyre pump, pressure guage and shovels must be carried. Vehicles should ideally use sand flags. Ensure you take hats and sunscreen as this will ultimately be a day in the sun. You should carry sufficient fuel, food & water as there are no facilities in this region. It may be wise to carry some communications and navigation gear. Also take the appropriate recovery gear for beach driving. Camping is not permitted along the track so plan to carry enough supplies for a return trip. Most visitors will find plenty to do to make a day out of the trip so take a picnic lunch, some chairs, a car fridge or esky, fishing rods, sand boards - whatever suits!

Permits

No permits required for the Wilbinga trek note.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel Symbol
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 19 litres4cyl 22 litres4cyl 27 litres
6cyl 20 litres6cyl 24 litres6cyl 23 litres
8cyl 20 litres8cyl 22 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

All year round - but beach driving limited at high tide and after storms.

Closest Climatic Station

Perth Metro
Distance from Trek Mid Point 16.06km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.131.629.725.822.519.318.418.920.223.226.429.0
Mean Min. °C18.118.316.613.610.58.67.68.09.411.414.216.4
Mean Rain mm16.08.521.336.287.6129.5146.8121.487.539.724.510.8
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

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Directions

LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Wangara to Wanneroo2.56 kmN360° 2 min
Wanneroo to 10th Light Horse Memorial9.75 kmNW329° 10 min
10th Light Horse Memorial to One Tree Hill4.93 kmNW331° 3 min
One Tree Hill to Eglinton8.05 kmNW334° 5 min
Eglinton to Yonderup Lake2.76 kmN347° 1 min
Yonderup Lake to Cauliflower Cave0.77 kmNE38°
Cauliflower Cave to Road Cave0.42 kmNE25°
Road Cave to Crystal Cave0.07 kmNW306° N/A
Crystal Cave to Jarrahs End5.95 kmN355° 5 min
Jarrahs End to Wanneroo Rd & Wilbinga Rd7.3 kmN344° 6 min
Wanneroo Rd & Wilbinga Rd to Wilbinga7.1 kmW267° 8 min
Wilbinga to Wilbinga Tk & Beach Access2.89 kmW269° 9 min
Wilbinga Tk & Beach Access to Parking Area/Beach Access1.25 kmS189° 4 min
Parking Area/Beach Access to Sand Bowl1.38 kmS159° 5 min
Sand Bowl to 4 Beach Shacks (Wilbinga)4.67 kmN340° 19 min
4 Beach Shacks (Wilbinga) to Sand Bowl1.4 kmN339° 6 min
Sand Bowl to Coastal Tracks (Wilbinga) & Main Track4.58 kmN349° 17 min
Coastal Tracks (Wilbinga) & Main Track to Main Track & Fenceline Track6.33 kmN20° 15 min
Main Track & Fenceline Track to King Drive & Link Road2.31 kmNE46° 5 min
King Drive & Link Road to Woodridge2.19 kmNE64° 2 min
Woodridge to Wanneroo Road & King Drive0.7 kmNE63°
Wanneroo Road & King Drive to Wilbinga Grove4.53 kmSE153° 3 min
Wilbinga Grove to Wanneroo Rd & Wilbinga Rd8.52 kmSE150° 7 min
Wanneroo Rd & Wilbinga Rd to Jarrahs End7.3 kmS164° 6 min
Jarrahs End to Crystal Cave5.95 kmS175° 5 min
Crystal Cave to Road Cave0.07 kmSE126° N/A
Road Cave to Cauliflower Cave0.42 kmSW205°
Cauliflower Cave to Wanneroo Rd & Yanchep Beach Rd0.63 kmSW223°
Wanneroo Rd & Yanchep Beach Rd to Yonderup Lake0.14 kmSW211°
Yonderup Lake to Eglinton2.76 kmS167° 1 min
Eglinton to One Tree Hill8.05 kmSE154° 5 min
One Tree Hill to 10th Light Horse Memorial4.93 kmSE151° 3 min
10th Light Horse Memorial to Wanneroo9.75 kmSE149° 10 min
Wanneroo to Wangara2.56 kmS180° 2 min
Wangara to Wangara132.95 km  2 hr 20 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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