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Five WA National Parks to consider for a remote road trip – plus cooking inspo!

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. 

Explore D’Entrecasteaux 

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. 

Explore Cape Le Grand 

Cape Le Grand National Park

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. 

Explore Fitzgerald River    

Fitzgerald River National Park

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. 

Explore Karijini  

Karjini National Park

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.

Explore Mount Augustus  

Mt Augustus National Park

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 souvlakipork and apple skewers or even a simple steak sanga. 

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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! 

4 Responses to “Five WA National Parks to consider for a remote road trip – plus cooking inspo!

  1. May 21, 2020 at 10:37 am
    Tracey Elliot said:

    Great information, thanks.

    • Courtney
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      May 21, 2020 at 11:27 am
      Courtney said:

      Thanks Tracey, hope you can hit the road and explore some of WA this year!

  2. May 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    Chris said:

    You are publicising two parks that are not open to Perth people…outside our permitted Pandemic region.

    • Courtney
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      May 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm
      Courtney said:

      Hi Chris, thanks for the comment, we knew we were writing about a few that weren’t in our immediate travel zone, but as of today’s announcement the zone has again widened to include a larger area open in time for the June long weekend. We hope we’ll be able to travel more broadly again before long, so in terms of planning you can still start researching now for travel later, which we hope the article is useful for as a result. Happy and safe travels!

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