The Yued people knew the Indian Ocean Drive country well because they travelled between the inland and the coastal plains always following their seasonal food sources.The Yued Ponar Trail is an opportunity for you to discover seasonal resources and see the country through Yued Noongar eyes at Lesueur National Park.
The new Yued Ponar trail is a 7.1km loop with short spurs to the top of Mount Peron and a ridge lookout.
The start of the trail can be accessed from the Cockleshell Gully picnic area, off Cockleshell Gully Road.
Trail width is variable but distinct, with limited directional signage and difficult sections. You will encounter natural landscapes including long steep sections high along the scarp to Mt Peron, winding water crossings and Wandoo woodlands. A decent level of fitness and bushwalking experiences is recommended.
Lesueur National Park is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot for its diverse range of native plant species. The park has over 900 species of plant, over 100 of which are found nowhere else.
Be aware - Edible plants can be confused with plants that are poisonous. Tasting should only be carried out under experienced guidance.