This Australia Day, celebrate some of the country’s most magnificent destinations from pristine beaches to rugged landscapes. Head off on an adventure with family or friends to one of these many national parks.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park
Approximately 20 minutes from Pemberton
Explore D’Entrecasteaux National Park, a strip of pristine white beaches, sand dunes, coastal cliffs, tall karri forests and freshwater lakes along the south coast between Augusta and Walpole. Surf Mandalay Beach, hike the Yeagarup Dunes, go fishing, boating, camping, and watch migrating whales from Cliffy Head and Point D’Entrecasteaux.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Approximately 50kms east of Esperance
Features massive granite and rugged coastal peaks and its white sandy beaches are regarded one of the best in Australia. The parks heathlands are home to unique wildlife including the small, mouse-sized pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and wildflowers.
Cape Range National Park
Approximately 40kms from Exmouth
Cape Range offers a variety of attractions including 50km of pristine beaches, rugged limestone ranges, and over 700 caves including some undiscovered ones. The national park falls within the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and offers a variety of wildlife such as birds, emus, echidnas, lizards, wallabies and red kangaroos. For an arid limestone area, Cape Range is a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Francois Peron National Park
Approximately 10mins from Denham
Known for contrasting red cliffs, white sandy beaches and blue waters, Francois Peron National Park is known for its historic past and offers remote camping sites access to beaches and fishing spots. See dugong, manta rays and turtles swimming in the water from the cliff tops of Cape Peron.
Fitzgerald River National Park
Midway between Albany and Esperance
It’s the one of the largest national parks in Australia where you can find almost 20 percent of WA’s flora species. The Unesco Biosphere Reserve is also one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world with more than 1800 species of plants and is. Discover beautiful coastline, sand plains, rugged coastal and deep, wide river valleys. Walk trials include Four Mile Beach, Cave Point and Barrens Beach where you might most definitely see one of 22 mammal pecies and 200 species of bird.
Purnululu National Park
250km from Kununurra
This is where you’ll find the well-known Bungle Bungle Range, an iconic geological landmark in WA in the World Heritage-listed park. View the Bungle Bungle Range on a scenic flight or hike and camp to discover ancient rock art, rare wildlife, tropical pools and amazing gorges.
Karjini National Park
80km’s north-east of Tom Price
WA’s second largest park has some of the most beautiful waterfalls and sparkling rocks pools and spectacular famous gorges. The unspoiled, amazing scenery boats huge termite mounds, native vegetation, red kangaroos and a variety of birds.
Lane Poole Reserve
100kms south-east of Perth
The Murray River flows through Lane Poole Reserve, the largest park in the northern jarrah forest. The beautiful reserve features blackbutt, jarrah and marri trees amongst the meandering river which makes for a popular spot to canoe, fish or swim.
Litchfield National Park
130kms from Darwin
Litchfield National Park is a great place to camp, swim and bushwalk. It features gorges, monsoon forests, the spectacular Tabletop Range, surrounded by cliffs as well as waterfalls plunging into gorgeous, crystal-clear, crocodile-free swimming holes.