Waychinicup National Park
The protected inlet of the Waychinicup River is popular for fishing, canoeing and swimming, and is extremely picturesque, with polished granite rocks tumbled along both sides.
- Park Entry Fees:No
Waychinicup National Park extends from Normans Beach and the Waychinicup River mouth to Cheynes Beach, not far from Albany. It has a scenic inlet, unusual granite rock formations and views both inland and along the coast.
Camping and accommodation
Camping is permitted in the campground (camping fees apply), but space is limited and not suitable for caravans.Facilities are a gas barbecue and toilet. No fires are permitted. Accommodation is available at the privately operated Cheyne Beach Caravan Park just outside the park boundaries.
Awash with wildflowers
The coastal heath around Waychinicup is exceptionally diverse - possibly the most diverse in Western Australia - so in spring it is awash with colourful wildflowers. The name Waychinicup is derived from the Nyoongar word ‘waitch’, which means ‘emu’, and ‘up’, which means ‘place of’. The name first appeared on maps in 1877.
The rough gravel entry road off Cheyne Beach Road is suitable for two-wheel drives but can become flooded. Please drive with caution as the road is narrow in places and has speed humps for water drainage along the last section towards the campground. When flooding occurs, access is only suitable for four-wheel drives.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au