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.

The Granites, located near Mount Magnet
Location

The Granites

Attraction Mount Magnet

Contact:
+61 8 9963 4172
Address:
Great Northern Highway, Mount Magnet, 6638
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The Granites are a significant Aboriginal rock art site, 9 kilometres north of Mount Magnet. It is a place of strong cultural significance to the Badimia tribe.

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

The Corrigin Dog Cemetery
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Corrigin Dog Cemetery

Attraction Corrigin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1688
Address:
Brookton Highway, Corrigin, 6375
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Dog lovers will be touched by the emotional tribute to man's best friend at the Corrigin Dog Cemetery. Stroll around the cemetery and read the 80 or so inscriptions on gravestones from pet owners

Fascinating rock formations at Elachbutting Rock
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Elachbutting Rock

Attraction Westonia

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Elachbutting Road, Westonia, 6479
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Elachbutting Rock near Westonia is a natural formation which has similar features to the well know Wave Rock near Hyden. Take the walk trail around the rock and enjoy the surrounding vegetation

Twilight Bay, located near Esperance
Location

Twilight Bay

Attraction Esperance

Contact:
+61 8 9083 1555
Address:
Twilight Beach Road, Esperance, 6450
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The beaches of Esperance are rated among the best in the world - and Twilight Bay is one of the towns most loved.Here, impossibly white sand meets unbelievably clear turquoise water

Christmas Rock Walk, Wongan Hills
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Christmas Rock Walk

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9761 1973
Address:
Wandoo Crescent, Wongan Hills, 6603
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The Christmas Rock Walk Trail is a scenic nature trail through the bushland and beautiful wildflowers just outside of Wongan Hills.

Mount Matilda Walk Trail, Wongan Hills
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Mount Matilda Walk Trail, Wongan Hills

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9671 1973
Address:
Mount Matilda Nature Reserve, Wongan Hills, 6603
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The Mount Matilda Walk Trail is located 12 kilometres from Wongan Hills (a two hour drive north east of Perth). Set amongst an impressive landscape of natural bushland

Reynoldson's Flora Reserve
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Reynoldson's Flora Reserve

Attraction Wongan Hills

Contact:
+61 8 9671 1973
Address:
Old Ballidu Road, Wongan Hills, 6603
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Reynoldson's Flora Reserve in Wongan Hills displays a stunning array of colour between October and December each year when the wildflowers are out in bloom.

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