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Five National Parks to wander into in Western Australia

Western Australia has a lot of beauty to offer if you can take the time to venture off the main roads and highways to experience it.

Why not dust off the camping gear and explore some of the more remote areas, as well as our National Parks. 

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 and equipment. 

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 BBQ, 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 bottle for any cooking or heating needs. Find your local retailer if needed. Keep an eye on your Kwik-Gas with simple safety and handling tips.

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! 

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.

If you’re not a Kleenheat customer, we have you covered, simply sign up or switch to enjoy the benefits. 

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.   

Are you with RAC?

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!

Thanks to our partnership with RAC, you may be able to save more on your Kleenheat natural gas or LPG simply by being an RAC member.