The Yanchep Golf Estate residents, whose homes neighbour the 2799ha national park, received a tour and took part in the event as part of the Welcome to the Park series organised by Peet Limited in February.
Staff from Native Animal Rescue provided information sessions on handling native animals, and gave guests the chance to cuddle a joey and a white-tailed cockatoo.
For the more adventurous, there was even the chance to get up-close with some ‘slippery characters’, thanks to local snake-handler Garry Davies.
Resident Carolanne Lindsay enjoyed exploring the park with her two boys and one of their friends.
“We all loved it, the kids had the best time and the snake-handler was their favourite part. I stood well back, but they just thought it was awesome,” she said.
“We’ve been into Crystal Cave before, but it’s always amazing to see and so lovely to have just around the corner.”
Claire Scott and her family recently moved to Yanchep from the UK and appreciated the opportunity to explore the Australian bush.
“The afternoon was fantastic, the kids just loved it,” she said.
“We had never been to the caves before and they are amazing. The tour was just brilliant and really informative.
“It was a really great community event, we were able to catch up with people we know.”