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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Observe Koalas at Wave Rock Wildlife Park
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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

Eco Trails Walks in the Shire of Moora
Location

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.

Totadgin Dam Reserve
Location

Totadgin Dam Reserve

Attraction Merredin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Bruce Rock Road, Merredin, 6415
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Totadgin Dam Reserve offers a picturesque setting for a picnic and provides an ideal location to discover much of the native flora and fauna inhabiting the area. Take a gentle stroll along the bottom

Couple at sunset near Mount Augustus
Location

Mount Augustus

Attraction Gascoyne Junction

Contact:
+61 8 9175 2888
Address:
Via Mount Augustus Road, Gascoyne Junction, 6705
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Massive Mount Augustus in the central Western Australian outback abounds with Aboriginal history, rock art and wildlife and is known as Burringurrah by the local Wadjari Aboriginal people

Dingo Rock, near Wongan Hills
Location

Dingo Rock

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9671 1973
Address:
Manmanning Road, Wongan Hills, 6603
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Dingo Rock is a fascinating historical site located within a fauna reserve just outside of Wongan Hills.

Mount Stirling, located near Kelleberrin
Location

Mount Stirling

Attraction Kellerberrin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Kellerberrin - Yoting Road, Kellerberrin
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Mount Stirling is a giant granite outcrop which stands out imposingly amidst the central wheatbelt. If you get the chance to make it out to the eastern wheat and sheep towns to check out the wonderful spring wildflowers, make sure you make time to stretch your legs and climb Mount Stirling.

Mount Matilda, Wongan Hills
Location

Mount Matilda

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9671 1973
Address:
Waddington Road, Wongan Hills, 6603
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Mount Matilda near Wongan Hills offers a spectacular interpretive flora walk to its peak. Choose between the two hour Mount Matilda Walk suitable for all levels of fitness

Couple in Kennedy Range National Park
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Kennedy Range National Park

Attraction Gascoyne Junction

Contact:
+61 8 6467 5000
Address:
Gascoyne Junction Road, Gascoyne Junction, 6705
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The beautiful gorges and red rock landscape of Kennedy Range National Park are about a two hour drive east of Carnarvon.

London Bridge
Location

London Bridge

Attraction Sandstone

Contact:
+61 8 9963 5802
Address:
The Detour, Sandstone, 6639
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The Sandstone area has countless natural rock formations or 'breakaways' which contrast dramatically with the rust stained landscapes and believed to be 350 million years old

Marshall Rock in Bencubbin
Location

Marshall Rock

Attraction Bencubbin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Bencubbin - Mukinbudin Road, Bencubbin, 6477
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Marshall Rock was discovered in 1836, and provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside including; Lake McDermott, Bencubbin, Welbungin and Wiacubbing Hill.

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