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Fitzgerald River National Park

The lesser-known cousin of Cape Le Grand National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, is listed as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Biosphere Reserve. Here, you can experience the stunning vistas by taking winding scenic drives on sealed and unsealed roads, strap on your walking boots and tread along a variety of wonderful walking trails or accept the challenge of climbing to the summit of East Mount Barren.

The park has almost 20% of Western Australia's flora species, many of which are only found within its boundaries. There is a signposted botanical Nature Walk and this is a must for Wildflower enthusiasts who would like to see the regions wildflowers at their best. From August-November, you can take a few hours to hike up to No-Tree Hill to observe the exceptional floral displays.

You can travel to the park as a part of the Fitzgerald Biosphere self-drive tour, and when you arrive there is the option to stay amongst the park at Four Mile or Mary Inlet Campground. You could also take a day trip from Hopetoun or Bremer Bay.

There is a unique opportunity to watch the Southern Right Whales socialise and care for their calves just off the beach of the park, from carefully positioned viewing platforms at the park. These majestic whales have been spotted as close as 25 metres from the shore!

If you do visit, be proactive in preventing the spread of dieback by using boot-cleaning stations in order to protect the biodiversity of the park.

Region: South West
Nearest town: Bremer Bay, 70.2km
Established: 1973 
Area: 1040km2
Highlights: Point Ann, Mount Barren, Barren's Beach, Caves Point
Experiences: Walking and Hiking Trails, Climbing, Abseiling, Wildflowers, Camping, Fishing, 4WDing, Snorkelling, Swimming, Canoeing/ Kayaking


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