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 percent 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 boasts 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.

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 Department of Parks and Wildlife website, at most Department of Parks and Wildlife offices and some visitor centres.

WA Parks Foundation have created Smartreka maps of the some of the National Parks in the region, allowing visitors to access the map without a network connection. Find out more about the Smarteka maps here.

Coastal National Parks

Wheatbelt Reserves & National Parks

Goldfields National Parks


Burra Rock Conservation Park

Step into the past at Burra Rock where examples of pioneering ingenuity and rusted relics tell intriguing stories of the Goldfields' diverse…


Boorabbin National Park

Boorabbin National Park is located on the Great Eastern Highway and visitors pass through on their way from Perth to Kalgoorlie. Enjoy seeing the…


Credo Homestead Camp at Credo Conservation Park

In the past, Credo Homestead was run as a pastoral lease but due to dry conditions the property was destocked. Covering about 202,161 hectares, it…

Gascoyne Murchison National Parks


Mount Augustus National Park

Marvel at the sheer scale and fascinating ancient geology of Mount Augustus on a 49km 2WD friendly Loop Trail, which allows access to all places…

Kennedy range

Kennedy Range National Park

What happens when you venture inland and leave the tropical town of Carnarvon behind? You’re about to experience a slice of Western Australia’s wild…