Outback flora and fauna

The animal and plant life of Western Australia’s Golden Outback is incredibly diverse. In the national parks, reserves and woodlands you can encounter everything from the iconic kangaroo to tiny, endangered marsupials. Crossing the vast outback plains you’ll find bird and lizards thriving in harsh desert conditions.

Throughout the region, spectacular wildflowers bloom from July to November. And along the beautifully rugged coastline you can witness the migration of majestic humpback and southern right whales in early spring. Click on the links below and learn more about the amazing animal and plant life of Western Australia’s Golden Outback.

Animals of the Golden Outback

The animals of Western Australia’s Golden Outback are as diverse as the stunning natural landscapes they inhabit – from migrating whales and majestic wedge-tailed eagles to versatile marsupials who have adapted to the dry outback environment. View more

Birds of the Golden Outback

The birds of Western Australia’s Golden Outback can be spotted soaring in the vast blue skies and flitting through the woodlands of this diverse region - from the huge and majestic wedge-tailed eagle, to tiny finches. View more

Plants of the Golden Outback

The spring wildflowers of Western Australia’s Golden Outback are the most notable of all the region’s plant species - with over 12,000 varieties, no other area in Western Australia is more spectacular or diverse. View more

Marine life of the Southern Coast

The marine life of Western Australia’s South Coast thrives in the nutrient-rich dazzling blue waters around Esperance, Hopetoun, Fitzgerald River National Park and the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia’s Golden Outback. View more

 

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