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National Parks

Western Australia is full of natural wonders, there is a new breathtaking, awe-inspiring display of natural beauty around every corner. From rugged ochre cliffs, forests full of ancient trees, wide-open expanses displaying the stars, dazzling wildflower displays, perfectly turquoise waters lapping at sandy beaches and countless amazing animal experiences. 

WA is world-renowned as a biodiversity hotspot full of unique plants and wildlife. The various National Parks around WA are the best place to discover and experience our natural beauty and biodiversity for yourself. 

Covering almost a third of the country, WA is the largest state in Australia. We experience different climates in the diverse regions from north to south, so there is always lots of variety to discover. It is important to research and understand the seasons before travelling, each season brings with it new things to discover but also elements to be aware of.

There are more than 50 National Parks dotted around the state waiting to be discovered. A National Parks Pass is required to visit our national parks. They are available as a Day Pass paid on entry, a 4 Week pass covering entry to as many National Parks as you want to visit, or an Annual Pass. Visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website to find out more and how to purchase National Park Passes.

With so many national parks it can be hard to choose which one to visit. Here are our Must-Visit National Parks in WA:

Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park is located about 300km south of Kununurra in WA's far North East and it is home to the Bungle Bungle ranges. These orange and black striped domes can reach as high as 250m. Highlights include Cathedral Gorge, Picaninny Gorge and Echidna Chasm.
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Bungle Bungles Purnululu National Park

Bungle Bungle Ranges - Image by Tourism WA

Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park is located in the South West about 70km North of Albany. It is a hikers and nature lovers paradise. A hike up Bluff Knoll provides stunning views across the countryside. Late in the year, the park comes to life with a dazzling display of wildflowers.
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Kalbarri National Park

Located on WA's Stunning Coral Coast, Kalbarri National Park is known for its dramatic deep ochre-coloured gorges and winding river. Nature's Window, Z-Bend and the Skywalk are all highlights, as are the wildflower displays that bloom between August and October.
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Kalbarri Skywalk - Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri Skywalk, Kalbarri National Park - Image by Tourism WA

Ningaloo Marine Park

The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches along the coastline from Exmouth to South of Coral Bay. The Marine Park is home to the Ningaloo Reef which is Australia's largest fringing reef. The Ningaloo Reef is well known for Whale Shark encounters as they come to the reef to feed between mid- March and July. There is so much marine life to see and experience on the Ningaloo Reef
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Whaleshark, Ningaloo Marine Park

Swimming with a Whale Shark, Ningaloo Marine Park - Image by Tourism WA

Cape Range National Park

Located just south of Exmouth, Cape Range National Park features rugged limestone cliffs and gorges meeting the perfect white beaches of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Cape Range National Park, is a very popular camping area, offering 11 different campsites.
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Mitchell River National Park

The Mitchell River National Park is located in the Kimberley region in the north of WA, about 200kms North West from Kununurra. The National park is very remote and requires 4wd and total self-sufficiency to access by land. There are scenic flights and extended tours that can take you into the national park and to the famous Mitchell Falls.
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Mitchell Falls Mitchell River National Park

Mitchell Falls, Mitchell River National Park - Image by Tourism WA

Mt Augustus National Park

The home of Mount Augustus proudly stands 715 meters above the surrounding flat plains and with a central ridge that runs 8 kilometres long. Mt Augustus National Park is located in the Golden Outback about 450kms east of Carnarvon. The national park is also home to dazzling wildflower displays during late Winter and Spring.
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Francois Peron National Park

Francois Peron National Park is located on WA's Coral Coast and boasts exceptional scenery with deep ochre red cliffs and turquoise waters. Located in the Shark Bay region, Francois Peron National Park comes alive between July-October, with the annual whale migration, wildflowers, and serene oceans.
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Numbung National Park

The Nambung National Park is home to one of WA's most well-known attractions, the Pinnacles Desert. It is accessible by 2wd drive and you can also walk through the amazing limestone structures. The Numbung National Park is located on the Coral Coast about 3 hours north of Perth.
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Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is located in the heart of the Pilbara, in WA's North West. It is WA's second-largest National Park and full of the rich red layer cliffs, narrow gorges and amazing scenery.
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Fitzgerald River National Park

The Fitzgerald River National Park is full of stunning vistas, winding scenic drives and a variety of wonderful walking trails, with the option to climb to the summit of East Mount Barren. Located in the South West, it is a UNESCO Bioshpere Reserve and has almost 20% of Western Australia's flora species, many of which are only found within its boundaries.
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