National parks and reserves

Australia's Golden Outback national parks and reserves contain a dazzling diversity of plants and wildflowers, native animals and breathtaking landscapes. This should come as no surprise when you learn that the region covers 54 per cent of the entire State.

The sand plains, eucalypt forests, freshwater swamps and salt lakes that make up the outback national parks and reserves of the Goldfields region are rich in plant and animal life. Here, tiny, fragile looking marsupials hide in the undergrowth, bush birds flit through the branches and water birds migrate for miles to reach the wetlands and waterways.

Within the national parks of Esperance and the south coast, you can stand on the edge of granite cliffs overlooking miles of brilliant white beaches and an ocean of dazzling blues. Behind you, acres of natural bushland boast an incredible array of native animals, birds and plants.

In the harsh yet spectacularly beautiful landscapes of the Gascoyne-Murchison, vast plains give way to the towering landforms of Mt Augustus and the Kennedy Range. Well known for their ever-changing colours, both national parks also boast spectacular wildflowers from June to September.

Deep in the heart of the Wheatbelt you’ll find the unique Dryandra Woodland, a prime location for viewing some of Western Australia’s most weird and wonderful bird and animal life. Look out for the rare malleefowl, possums, wallabies and kangaroos and threatened species such as the western barred bandicoots, banded hare-wallabies, boodies, bilbies and rufus hare-wallabies.

Help preserve this pristine environment for future generations and follow the principles of Leave no Trace. Entry fees apply in some parks and passes are available that provide unlimited entry to all of them for either four weeks or twelve months.  Passes can be purchased online from the the Department of Parks and Wildlife website, at most Department of Parks and Wildlife offices and some visitor centres.

For more information about Australia's Golden Outback national parks and reserves, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

 
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Eco Trails Walks in the Shire of Moora
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Eco Trails Walks in the Shire of Moora

Attraction Moora

Contact:
+61 8 9651 0000
Address:
via Moora, WA 6510
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Shire of Moora features a wonderful array of remnant native vegetation amongst the Wheatbelt arable landscape. When visiting the area, you can undertake a number of walk trails and wildflower drives suiting all ages, fitness levels and interests.

Observe Koalas at Wave Rock Wildlife Park
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Wave Rock Wildlife Park

Attraction Hyden

Contact:
+61 8 9880 5182
Address:
c/- Wildflower Shoppe, Wave Rock Road, Hyden, 6359
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Wave Rock Wildlife Park allows visitors to experience Australian native wildlife up close.Three hectares of natural bushland creates a beautiful haven for the native and exotic animals

Jingamia Cave, located in the Watheroo National Park
Location

Watheroo National Park

Attraction Watheroo

Contact:
+61 8 9219 9000
Address:
Watheroo West Road, Watheroo, 6513
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Discover the diverse range of resilient native plants that grow in Watheroo National Park. Lying on a sandy plain, the park is home to the extraordinary Bush Cauliflower and Scarlet Feather Flower.

Recherche Archipelago, Esperance
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Archipelago of the Recherche

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9083 1555
Address:
via Twighlight Beach Road, Esperance, 6450
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Nearly 100 untouched islands make up the stunning Archipelago of the Recherche off the coast of Esperance in the remote south east of Western Australia. Here, you can see amazing wildlife

Lake Hillier with its colourful pink lake, situated on Middle Island
Location

Lake Hillier

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9083 1555
Address:
Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve, via Cape Arid, WA 6452
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Picture a pink lake of the brightest bubblegum-pink sitting beside the deepest blue ocean. Lake Hillier's pink lake is one of the extraordinary sights you'll see flying or cruising.

Dalwallinu, home of wattle
Location

Dalwallinu Remnant Bushland

Attraction Dalwallinu

Contact:
+61 8 9661 1805
Address:
Great Northern Highway, Dalwallinu, 6609
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The natural areas of bush at Dalwallinu Remnant Bushland present a changing pattern during the spring, with most years offering a profusion of wildflowers during the months of August, September & October

Gorge Rock
Location

Gorge Rock

Attraction Corrigin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Corrigin Kondinin Road, Corrigin, 6375
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Gorge Rock is a pretty natural rock pool offering spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and countryside around Corrigin.

Hamersley Drive Heritage Trail
Location

Hamersley Drive Heritage Trail Scenic Drive

Attraction Ravensthorpe

Contact:
Mobile: 0400 499 267
Address:
via Moir Road, Ravensthorpe, 6346
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The Hamersley Drive Heritage Trail Scenic Drive offers a picturesque tour of the Fitzgerald River National Park and surrounding towns.

Wagin's Giant Ram
Disabled Access Location

Giant Ram Tourist Park

Attraction Wagin

Contact:
+61 8 9861 1177
Address:
Kitchener Street, Wagin, 6315
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If you enjoy checking out all things `big' you must visit the Giant Ram Tourist Park in Wagin. The Big Ram (also known as the Giant Ram) is the second largest in the southern hemisphere.

Rural ruins, south of Ravensthorpe
Location

Ravensthorpe Range

Attraction Ravensthorpe

Contact:
Mobile: 0400 499 267
Address:
via Moir Road, Ravensthorpe, 6346
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The Ravensthorpe Range lies to the north and east of the Fitzgerald River National Park in the far south of Western Australia. Take the opportunity to explore the outstanding natural beauty

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