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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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.

Mount O'Brien Lookout, Wongan Hills
Location

Mount O'Brien

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9671 1973
Address:
Waddington Road, Wongan Hills, 6603
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Mount O'Brien in the Central Wheatbelt offers a magnificent view of the Wongan Hills Reserve from its peak. Drive to the Centenary of Federation Wheatbelt Lookout for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and lakes.

Lucky Bay Beach, Cape Le Grand National Park
Location

Lucky Bay

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9083 1555
Address:
Lucky Bay Road, Esperance, 6450
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For pristine beachside camping in one of Western Australia's most idyllic national parks head to Lucky Bay near Esperance

The historic railway water tower, Merredin
Location

Merredin Railway Water Tower

Attraction Merredin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Great Eastern Highway, Merredin, 6415
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The Merredin Railway Water Tower is a 15 metre high tower that guides visitors into the rural town of Merredin. Located in Pioneer Park, the 1893 tower held the water that was used to operate steam locomotives for more than 60 years.

Rural ruins, south of Ravensthorpe
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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

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

Quoin Head, Fitzgerald River National Park
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Fitzgerald River National Park

Attraction Ravensthorpe

Contact:
+61 8 9219 9000
Address:
Fitzgerald River National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, 6346
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The pristine wilderness of Fitzgerald River National Park on the southern coast is perfect for anyone with a love of nature and a thirst for adventure.

Coastal scenery looking west across Quoin Head
Location

Hopetoun Beaches

Attraction Hopetoun

Contact:
Mobile: 0400 499 267
Address:
via Esplanade, Hopetoun, 6348
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The secluded beaches of Hopetoun on Western Australia's far south coast are among the most pristine and untouched in the country.Here, it's easy to find an entire stretch of coastline all to yourself

Fishing at Culham Inlet, west of Hopetoun
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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.

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