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Edel Land National Park (Proposed)

Best known for Steep Point, the most westerly part of the Australian mainland, this proposed park has massive sand dunes, secluded beaches and windswept limestone cliffs.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:Yes
  • Activity:Swimming,Snorkelling,Fishing

Description

Rising 200m above the Indian Ocean and recognised as a feature of exceptional natural beauty in the Shark Bay World Heritage listing, the Zuytdorp Cliffs form the western side of Edel Land.

The sometimes rocky and sometimes sandy four wheel drive track along the cliffs has fabulous views of this rugged coastline as it meanders to Steep Point, Nor 6, Dicko’s Lookout and Thunder Bay Blowholes. False Entrance and the False Entrance Blowholes are accessed via a relatively short track from the south.

Shelter Bay is the proposed park’s most popular camping area with sites right on the beach and views across South Passage to Dirk Hartog Island.

Access

Edel Land is accessible only by high clearance four-wheel-drive via the Useless Loop Road, or by boat. It is about 185km by road from the Northwest Coastal Highway, including 140km of unsealed road. The last 30km is a single lane of soft track winding around sand dunes. The boat journey is about 50km from Denham.

Camping

Facilities at Shelter Bay, Steep Point and False Entrance campgrounds are very basic with some drop toilets. Make sure you have enough food, water and fuel as there is nowhere to purchase supplies in the area. Campsites must be booked online*

Check availability & book

* A small number of campsites at Shelter Bay are reserved exclusively for the use for passengers taking the ferry to Dirk Hartog Island National Park the following day. These sites cannot be booked online: make an enquiry

Your safety

It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends. Always remember it is really important to plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, fishing and snorkelling. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

  • The park is remote and its hazardous coastline has large surf, 200m high cliffs, blowholes and dangerous marine animals.
  • Notify a reliable person of your trip plans so you can be traced in an emergency.
  • Be prepared for the heat. Take at least 10 litres of water for each person per day.
  • Exercise extreme caution near cliff edges especially when fishing. Supervise children at all times.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Related

Thunder Bay
Steep Point Campground
Shelter Bay Campground
False Entrance Campground

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