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

Location

Boyagin Nature Reserve

Attraction Pingelly

Contact:
(08) 9887 1066 (Shire of Pingelly)
Address:
26 kilometres north-west of Pingelly WA 6308
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Situated 26km north-west of Pingelly, Boyagin Rock rises 50 metres above the surrounding countryside and Boyaginis a very popular scenic area with a profusion of wildflowers in spring.

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.

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

Fishing at Culham Inlet, west of Hopetoun
Location

Culham Inlet

Attraction Hopetoun

Contact:
Mobile: 0400 499 267
Address:
via Marr Road, Hopetoun, 6348
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Culham Inlet, just west of Hopetoun, is a land locked estuary that offers exceptional fishing opportunities and picturesque lookouts.

Stokes Inlet, located in the Stokes National Park
Location

Stokes National Park

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9083 1555
Address:
via Stokes Inlet Road, Esperance WA 6450
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Stokes National Park covers an area of 10,667 hectares, excluding 16.19 hectares for preservation of a historic homestead - Moir Homestead.

Cape Arid National Park
Location

Cape Arid National Park

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9219 9000
Address:
via Fisheries Road, Esperance, 6450
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For four wheel driving along vast white beaches, camping out under a star-filled sky, colourful wildflowers, whale watching and swimming at secluded bays

Hammond Park
Location

Hammond Park

Attraction Kalgoorlie

Contact:
+61 8 9021 1966
Address:
Corner of Hawkins Street and Memorial Drive, Kalgoorlie, 6430
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Hammond Park is a lush green oasis in the middle of the outback mining town of Kalgoorlie. It has a diverse range of attractions to suit the whole family. Enjoy the walk through the park to the animal sanctuary, where you can get up close to kangaroos, emus and a variety of birds

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.

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