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Fitzgerald River National Park

Discover a botanical wonderland renowned for its rugged and spectacular scenery.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:Yes
  • Feature:Toilet,Info Shelter,Barbecue,Visitor Centre,Lookout / Deck,Boat Ramp
  • Activity:Snorkelling,Bush Walking,Fishing,Swimming,Surfing,Canoeing / Kayaking,Off-roading

Description

Fitzgerald River National Park is one the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. Within the park are found nearly 20 percent of Western Australia’s flora species, many of which occur only within its boundaries.

Diverse landscapes

The park features a tantalising variety of landscapes to explore from rolling plains, colourful breakaways, rugged peaks and headlands to stunning bays and inlets. During winter, southern right whales shelter close to shore with their newborn calves.

Scenic drives

This large park is divided in two recreational areas by a central ‘wilderness core’ that is closed to all traffic to ensure its protection. Unsealed roads from the north (Quiss Road and Hamersley Drive) are suitable for two-wheel-drive vehicles and offer scenic views across the heart of the park.

The southern portion of Hamersley Drive is a sealed road that winds along a beautiful part of the coast between the park’s eastern boundary and Hamersley Inlet. This drive will take you to all the main recreation sites in the south-eastern corner of the park: Four Mile Beach, Barrens Beach, Barrens Lookout, East Mount Barren, East Mylies, Mylies Beach, Cave Point and West Beach. Pabelup Drive provides access to sweeping coastal scenery on the west side of the park and Point Ann, which is a prime whale watching spot between July and October.

Wonderful walks

Enjoy the beauty of the park’s diverse plant life and stunning vistas on one of the many walks available. On the eastern side of the park, climb to the summit of East Mount Barren or stroll along inland trails at Sepulcralis Hill and No Tree Hill.

On the western side of the park delve into the region’s heritage with a short walk around the Point Ann Heritage Trail or on the path to St Mary Inlet. Enjoy colourful wildflowers and coastal scenery along the walks at Mt Maxwell and West Mt Barren.

Camping

Check availability and book online for camping at Four Mile Campground, in the east of the park.

Check availability & book

St Mary Inlet near Point Ann on the western side of the park is only accessible via unsealed roads. As these roads are subject to closure at short notice (see 'getting there' below) advance bookings cannot be made. Pay on arrival (subject to campsite availability).

Accommodation is also available at Quaalup, where the renovated and heritage listed Quaalup Homestead is located.

Twertup Field Studies Centre

Bookings are essential for day and overnight use of Twertup Field Studies Centre.

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, bushwalking, fishing and snorkelling, paddling and kayaking, and surfing. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

Coast and cliff risks are significant in this park.

Getting there

Unsealed roads within Fitzgerald River National Park are not suitable for caravans, large buses or motor homes. However caravans may access Quaalup from the west.

All unsealed roads and four-wheel-drive tracks in Fitzgerald River National Park are subject to closure at short notice, check park alerts for current road closure information.

Park alerts

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

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Hamersley Drive
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