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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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.

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
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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

Roe Lookout
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Roe Lookout

Attraction Narembeen

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1668
Address:
Fawcett Road, Narembeen, 6369
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Named after John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General, who led an expedition eastwards from York in October 1936. A scenic drive takes you to the peak of this granite formation with magnificent views

Mount Stirling, located near Kelleberrin
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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.

Stokes Inlet, located in the Stokes National Park
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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.

Coastal scenery looking west across Quoin Head
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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.

Peace Gorge
Location

Peace Gorge

Attraction Meekatharra

Contact:
+61 8 9981 1002
Address:
Meekatharra Road, Meekatharra, 6642
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Peace Gorge near Meekatharra is a stunning spot to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings whilst enjoying a picnic lunch. Explore the fascinating rock formation of the gorge and take a walk around to see wildflowers and native shrubs

Quairading Community Nature Reserve
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Quairading Community Nature Reserve

Attraction Quairading

Contact:
+61 8 9645 1001
Address:
Quairading - York Road, 1.5kms west of the Quairading townsite
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The Quairading Community Nature Reserve covers 527 hectares of unique remnant vegetation that includes a diverse mixture of woodland forests and native shrubland.

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