Over the coming weeks you might prefer to stay at home and bunker down. However, if you hope to get away, why not consider going to more remote areas, which will involve dusting off your camping gear.
Our National Parks are unique and offer experiences for all ages. Start planning and booking now, as there may be many others considering a staycation this year.
Keep in mind if you are spending time in regional and remote areas, you need to be prepared, even more so than usual, with the right supplies to last at least a fortnight.
Here are five Western Australian National Parks worth the hours on the road.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park
315km south of Perth and 30kms from Northcliffe
South of Pemberton and Northcliffe, this National Park stretches from Northcliffe to the coast where you’ll find the aptly named Windy Harbour.
You’ll also find pristine white beaches, the Yeagarup sand dunes, stunning coastal cliffs, tall karri forests and plenty of fishing opportunities.
Cape Le Grand National Park
630km south-east of Perth and 55kms from Esperance
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 possum, western grey kangaroos and wildflowers.
Fitzgerald River National Park
420kms south of Perth
Midway between Albany and Esperance on the southern coast, this national park is one of the largest national parks in Australia and home to almost 20% 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.
This park combines stunningly clean beaches, white squeaky sand, ample fishing and bush walks and 4WD trails for an ideal place to base yourself for a while.
Karijini National Park
1385kms north-east of Perth and 80kms north-east of Tom Price
WA’s second largest park has some of the most beautiful waterfalls, sparkling rock pools and spectacular gorges.
You can choose to stay at the Karijini Eco Retreat or set up your campsite under the stars.
The unspoiled, amazing scenery boasts huge termite mounds, native vegetation, red kangaroos and a variety of birds.
Mount Augustus National Park
985kms north-east Perth
Rising 715m above the surrounding alluvial plain, Mount Augustus is an inselberg, meaning ‘island mountain’.
There are rocky creeks, gorges and open plains supporting a variety of vegetation and wildlife.
Bush tucker and cooking on the road
Cooking on the road doesn’t have to be a scary and impossible task. With your campsite stove or portable barbecue, try out this hearty vegetarian Ribollita stew, tandoori chicken skewers, calamari souvlaki, pork and apple skewers or even a simple steak sanga.
Find more cooking inspiration at kleenheat.com.au/kitchen.
First and foremost, make sure you’ve got a full Kwik-Gas cylinder for any cooking or heating needs. Find your local retailer if needed.
You might also like to pick up some new camping gear for your next WA road trip, so remember you can purchase them with the help of your flybuys points!
You could also stock up on appliances like this pie-maker, all you need is a hearty curry or canned foods like baked beans or apples and pastry, and you can prep some pies before you hit the road.
Linking your Kleenheat natural gas account with your flybuys membership means you’ll earn one point for every dollar spent on gas.
Simply head to My Account and link your flybuys membership number to start collecting points.
Emergency services and road safety
If at any time you need to contact emergency services, the Department of Parks and Wildlife offer a list of contacts to keep on hand.
It can get busy on the road and if you’re travelling long distances, be wary of keeping alert and take breaks often.
Did you know RAC members save big with Kleenheat?
Thanks to our partnership with RAC, you could save even more on your natural gas or LPG simply by being an RAC member.
Before you hit the road, check out RAC’s travel advice and tips and learn more about a heap of other RAC member benefits, including accommodation, attractions and travel discounts to help you hit the road, raring to go!