Top 10 National Parks to Explore in Western Australia

By | May 4, 2017

Western Australia

Comprising of the soaring forests of the south-west to the ancient gorges of Kimberley, Western Australia is home to a number of national, marine and regional parks. These parks include a wide diversity of ecosystems and landscapes. It is assumed that about more than 25 million hectares of Western Australia is comprised of national parks, conservation parks, regional parks, State forest, nature reserves and timber reserves. In addition, the State features about 1.5 million hectares of marine parks, reserves and other lush green areas. This article is going to make you know about the top national parks in Western Australia.

Cape Le Grande National Park, Esperance

Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grande National Park is a perfect location to enjoy the most amazing coastal scenery where huge granite and gneiss peaks rise from the coastal plain. The rolling heath lands of the park are home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and a range of colorful wildflowers, including dense thickets of flashy banksia. Walk along the wide beaches where the sand squeaks underfoot or enjoy various recreational activities in the picture-perfect bays of the park. There are many recreation sites that are located in the south-west corner of the park.

Karijini National Park, Karijini

Karijini National Park

Located in the vibrant Pilbara region of Western Australia, Karijini National Park is at 1400 km north of Perth. Karijini was previously Hamersley Range, which is the 2nd largest national park of this region of the country. The park is an amazing and untouched nature-based destination that offers unique and diverse landscapes for an unforgettable West Australian outback experience. Karijini is famous for its dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges and towering sheer sided chasms up to 100 metres deep.

El Questro Wilderness Park, Kununurra

El Questro Wilderness Park

Located in the untamed Kimberley region of Western Australia, El Questro Wilderness Park is spread over an area of about 80 km into its heart. It is one of the least explored destinations of the world. On your visit to El Questro, you will enjoy lots of fun activities like fishing, horse trekking or exploring remote locations through helicopter. You will be introduced to a great variety of animals and birds and may even spot a saltwater crocodile. The park also offers different types of accommodation options for varied travelers. To enter into this park, one has to take the permit of the officials. This is done to maintain the ecological balance of the zone.

Francois Peron National Park, Denham

Francois Peron National Park

Francois Peron National Park is an impressive area of acacia-cloaked red dunes and barren shrub lands bounded by turquoise water. This national park is located on the Peron Peninsula in Western Australia, which is 726 km north of Perth and positioned within the periphery of the Shark Bay World Heritage area. The park is spread over an area of 52,500 hectares and enjoys spectacular coastal scenery. Due to its contribution, the national Shark Bay is listed as a World Heritage Area.  One can enjoy enough of superlative natural phenomena along with significant habitats for the preservation of biodiversity. This is an ultimate place to enjoy a number of marine lives and come across different variety of marine animals.

Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park is located in north of Perth, which is considered to be one of the popular national parks in Western Australia. Its bush land and wetland are home to western gray kangaroos and rich variety of birds. Trails of the park include a raised walkway among trees occupied by koalas. There is Crystal Cave in this park which is one among the many caves and an underground limestone cavern with stalactites and stalagmites. This is a must visit attraction for all if they are visiting Western Australia.

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Sited in the Wheat belt region of Western Australia, Nambung National Park is a national park located 200 km northwest of Perth. The park features the Pinnacles Desert that is a region with huge amount of limestone structures called as pinnacles. The park has got its name from a native Australian word that possibly means crooked or winding. The Nambung River flows into this park and fades away into a cave system within the limestone. The Park also features beaches at Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay, in addition to coastal dunes and blossoming plants in low heath land areas. There are a lot more to explore in this park.

Mirima National Park

Mirima National Park

Commonly recognized as Hidden Valley National Park, Mirima National Park is located in far northern Western Australia. It is at the eastern side of the Kimberley region about 1,379 miles away from Perth just outside the township of Kununurra. The park is spread over an area of 2,068 hectares and was declared as a national park in 1982. There are many sandstone formations in the park, which are frequently compared to the Bungle Bungles. The place holds great significance among the local indigenous peoples and has numerous examples of rock arts. Facilities available in the park are toilets, tables, information shelters and three walk trails around the park.

Fitzgerald River National Park

Fitzgerald River National Park

Fitzgerald River National Park is a national park in Western Australia, which is 419 km southeast of Perth. The park features the Barren Mountains, Eyre Range and the Fitzgerald River. There are 62 species of plants available here which are unique to the 815,160 acres of park and there are 48 other plants that are rarely found anywhere else. The park witnessed almost 40,000 visitors in 2008, which made it receive $20 million funding from the federal government’s economic incentive plan. The investment will be used to redevelop and conserve the 80 km of roads inside the park.

Beedelup National Park

Beedelup National Park

Greater Beedelup National Park is a popular national park in Western Australia, which is located 277 km south of Perth. The park is particularly lush and moist owing to an abundance of water. It features a small and gorgeous series of rocky cascades, which are pleasant all year, but the best time to come across the falls in full flow is in winter or early spring.

John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park is a well-recognized national park in the Darling Scarp of Western Australia. It was the first national park in this region and the second in Australia after Royal National Park. The park is located on the edge of the Darling Scarp east of Perth, north of the Great Eastern Highway. It is a popular tourist attraction in this region.

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