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.

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.

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

Roe Lookout
Location

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

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.

Merredin Peak Trail
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Merredin Peak Trail

Attraction Merredin

Contact:
+61 8 9041 1666
Address:
Benson Street, Merredin, 6415
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Merredin Peak Trail provides an uninterrupted view across the town of Merredin and the surrounding rural area. As the highest peak in the area it offers spectacular panoramic views

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

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.

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