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Top Choice National Park in Cervantes & Pinnacles Desert

Nambung National Park

Situated 19km from Cervantes, Nambung is home to the spectacular Pinnacles Desert, a vast, alien-like plain studded with thousands of limestone pillars. Rising eerily from the desert floor, the pillars are remnants …
Nature Reserve in Rockingham

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Just a few minutes' paddle, swim or boat ride away from the shore is strictly protected Penguin Island, home to penguins, silver gulls, boardwalks, swimming beaches and picnic tables. Apart from birdwatching (pied c…
National Park in Yanchep

Yanchep National Park

The woodlands and wetlands of Yanchep National Park are home to fauna including koalas, kangaroos, emus and cockatoos. The free Wild About Walking brochure outlines nine walking trails, from the 20-minute Dwerta Mia…
Landmark in Hyden & Wave Rock

Wave Rock

The multicoloured cresting swell of Wave Rock is 350km from Perth. Formed some 60 million years ago by weathering and water erosion, the granite outcrop is streaked with colours created by run-off from local mineral…
National Park in Cervantes & Pinnacles Desert

Lesueur National Park

This botanical paradise, 50km north of Cervantes, contains a staggering 820 plant species, many of them rare and endemic, such as the pine banksia (Banksia tricupsis) and Mt Lesueur grevillea (Grevillea batrachioide…
Historic Site in Northam

Burlong Pool

This natural pool on the Avon River is a significant Noongar site, and is believed to be the summer home of the Wargal, the giant snakelike creature that created waterways and brought life to the land. It's customar…
Cave in Hyden & Wave Rock

Mulka's Cave & the Humps

The superb Mulka's Cave is an important rock-art site, with 450 stencils and handprints. The more adventurous can choose from two walking tracks. The Kalari Trail (1.6km return) climbs onto a huge granite outcrop (o…
Gardens in Kalamunda

Araluen Botanic Park

South of Kalamunda, just off Brookton Hwy, is Araluen Botanic Park. Constructed in the 1920s by the Young Australia League (YAL) as a bush retreat, the park was neglected for years and became overgrown. The state go…
Wildlife Reserve in Dryandra Woodland

Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary

This excellent sanctuary, home to endangered bilbies, boodies, woylies and marla, conducts 90-minute after-dark torchlight tours, providing a rare opportunity to see these creatures up close. Book through Parks &…
Nature Reserve in Dwellingup

Forest Heritage Centre

Set within jarrah forest, this interesting rammed-earth building takes the shape of three interlinked gum leaves. Inside are displays about the forest's flora and fauna, and a shop that sells beautiful pieces crafte…