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10 National Parks to Explore

Western Australia has 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.

 DEntrecasteaux National Park

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

Cape Le Grand National Park

Approximately 50kms east of Esperance

The Cape Le Grand National Park features massive granite and rugged coastal peaks, and its white sandy beaches are regarded as some 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

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. 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 1

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 with 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

Fitzgerald River National Park

Midway between Albany and Esperance

The Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest national parks in Australia, and 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. Discover the beautiful coastline, sand plains, rugged coastal and deep, wide river valleys. Walk trails including Four Mile Beach, Cave Point and Barrens Beach where you might see one of the park’s 22 mammal species or 200 species of bird.

Purnululu National Park

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 the park’s ancient rock art, rare wildlife, tropical pools and amazing gorges.

Karjini National Park

Karijini National Park

80km’s north-east of Tom Price

WA’s second largest park has some of the most beautiful waterfalls, sparkling rocks pools and spectacular famous gorges. The unspoiled, amazing scenery boasts huge termite mounds, native vegetation, red kangaroos and a variety of birds.

Lane Poole Reserve

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 as well as a meandering river which is 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, and the spectacular Tabletop Range. It’s surrounded by cliffs as well as waterfalls plunging into gorgeous, crystal-clear, crocodile-free swimming holes.

Images courtesy of Tourism WA