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Places To Go in Western Australia

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Places To Go in Western Australia


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Alexander Morrison National Park

Explore the incredible diversity of endemic wildflowers at Alexander Morrison National Park.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:Walking

Description

Named after Alexander Morrison (1849-1913) who was the first official Western Australian government botanist in the Bureau of Agriculture between 1897-1906, it was declared a National Park in 1970. 

Note that there are no facilities in the park. 

Aug - Nov is best for wildflowers. 

Image credit: http://wildflowercountry.com.au

Anchorage Bay Lookout

A tourist attraction in the town of Green Head overlooking Anchorage Bay.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

Provides a peaceful vantage point across the bay. 

Image credit: Matt Croft 

Araluen Botanic Park

Nestled in serene Australian bushland, filled with beautiful gardens and family events.

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  • Facilities:BBQ,Cafe / Shops,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Wheelchair Access
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Explore 59 hectres of native Australian bushland and 14 hectres of developed gardens featuring exotic plant species. 

The park has an impressive collection of Cameillias, Tea Roses and ever popular Tulips, all flourishing amongst a native backdrop of Eucalyptus, Marri and Blackbutt Trees. 

Arurine Bay

Arurine Bay beach extends north of the breakwater for 1.1 km to an attached calcarenite reef, which forms a small foreland.

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  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Activities:Boating,Fishing,Snorkelling,Walking,Surfing

Description

<p> The beach receives slight protection in the southern corner with waves increasing up the beach to about 1 m along the northern section. These maintain a moderately step reflective beach in the south grading into a low tide terrace to the north, with reefs fringing the northern section. The Port Denison caravan park backs the southern corner of the each, then a grassy foreshore reserve between the beach and Ocean Drive.</p>

Avon Valley National Park

Avon Valley National Park is open daily.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

Avon Valley National Park has many walk trails, barbecues, picnic tables and pit toilets. Water is available in the camping grounds at Bald hill, Homestead, Drummonds and Valley camp sites.

Bardon Park

  • (08) 9272 0622

Well kept gardens and ornamental lakes with public facilities.

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  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

This large nature based playground is nestled within the beautiful grounds of Bardon Park overlooking the Swan River in Maylands. The playground offers various methods of play including climbing, swinging and sand play. Bardon Park offers something for everyone with wide pathways, perfect for walks or bike rides, picnic and barbeque facilities, bench seating and amazing views of the river. 

Barrabup Pools

A beautiful natural pool within St John Brook, Barrabup is the perfect place to enjoy the serenity of the beautiful views or take a swim on a warm summer’s day.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves,Swimming Holes
  • Activities:Camping,Canoeing,Mountain Climbing,Walking
  • Facilities:Camping Ground,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails,Wheelchair Access

Description

St John Brook Conservation Park is a picturesque place with picnic and camping facilities on the banks of the brook. 

At Barrabup Pool Day Visit Area a wooden platform enables you to walk out to enjoy the views or take photographs. The Barrabup Pool Day Visit Area has wheelchair access. 

Canoeing and swimming are popular at this forest-lined pool. Fishing and marroning are seasonal.

Bring your own wood and drinking water. 

The site is accessible by 2WD and is perfect for mountain biking, swimming and bushwalking. 

Baxter Cliffs and Nuytsland Nature Reserve

Located south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nullabor on a tough 4WD track.

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  • Activities:Walking,4WDing
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

Beacon Hill Lookout

360 degree views of the town of Norseman and its surrounds.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

Beedelup Falls

Beedelup Falls is located within Beedelup National Park, surrounded by beautiful karri trees and small pockets of jarrah and marri trees.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves,Waterfalls,Lookouts
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails

Description

Beedelup Falls are pleasant to visit all year round and is host to a small and attractive series of rocky cascades. The best time to visit the falls is in winter or early spring, when the waterfall is in full flow. 

Beedelup National Park also has some picturesque walking trails and a universal access lookout to get the best views of Beedelup Falls and the Karri Valley Resort. 

Bickley Bay

Just a short cycle away from Kingstown Barracks, Bickley Bay is a white sandy bay with excellent swimming conditions.

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  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Bickley Bay sits to the west of Rottnest Island, close to the Bickley Battery and the settlement at Kingstown. It is suitable for swimming, with generally calm conditions. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

Birdwood Square

An oasis of green space close to the CBD and opposite the popular Brisbane Hotel

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  • Facilities:Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Birdwood Square has facilities like change rooms and a social room, making it perfect for sporting activities. 

The City is passionate about preserving green space for the enjoyment of residents and ratepayers, and our parks and reserves provide vital oases dotted throughout Vincent.

Black Diamond Lake

Nestled near the coal-mining town of Collie is a blue lake like no other.

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  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes
  • Activities:Walking

Description

For the best experience, we suggest visiting on a clear and sunny day to see the sparkly blue water that is Black Diamond Lake. 

Boranup Karri Forest

Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley. With sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in the Margaret River Region.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Unique Wonders
  • Activities:Walking

Description

The sight of these enormous trees won’t be the only thing to amaze you. This forest is a feast for the senses with the forest floor tumbling with wildflowers, orchids and funghi (in season) together with the sounds of native birds and the fresh smell of eucalypt.
The forest is an easy 25 minute drive south of Margaret River town along Caves Road. The Karri Lookout on the eastern side of Caves Road is an ideal spot to enjoy and photograph this amazing forest as it undulates across the valley.

Boranup Drive is a fantastic tourist drive. With its hard limestone base it is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles. The drive winds its way through stunning forest and loops back to Caves Road. Along the drive you’ll find the Boranup Lookout which takes in views across the picturesque forest and the stunning turquoise waters of nearby Hamelin Bay. The lookout also marks the start of some lovely bushwalks and has a great picnic spot. A small campground fitting only seven small tents or small campervans is also available.

Bridgetown Jarrah Park

A pleasant drive towards Nannup will pass the park which has 3 walk trails from 20 minutes to 2 hours duration. See local flora and fauna, including magnificent Jarrah, Marri and Blackbutt trees. Picnic tables and toilet facilities available.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Located 20kms West of Bridgetown. The trails will take you through open Jarrah and Marri forest with abundant foliage and a huge array of animals and birdlife. In the Spring the wildflowers are stunning. BBQ's are available for picnic lunches and there are toilet facilities.

Broome Town Beach

  • 9195 2200

Great beach and host to the 'staircase to the moon' phenomenon

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  • Facilities:Toilets,Wheelchair Access,BBQ,Boat Ramp,Cafe / Shops,Pets Allowed,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest
  • Activities:Walking
  • Suited For:Dog Friendly

Description

Great location and facilities. You may also spot some wildlife and between the months of March and October- you can see the 'staircase to the moon' which is a natural phenomenon occurring when the full moon rises over the tide. A must see!

Buccaneer Archipelago

A group of remote islands off the Kimberley coast. Great for the fishing enthusiast and nature lover. Flight and boat tours will take you there.

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  • Activities:Walking,Fishing,Snorkelling
  • Natural Attractions:Islands

Description

Bundegi Beach

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  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Burley Park

Burley Park``Commanding views from this natural setting make a great stop on a day trip.

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  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens
  • Activities:Walking

Description

Burns Beach

A family favourite, Burns Beach is a sheltered swimming spot that sits within the wildlife-rich waters of Marmion Marine Park.

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  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Look out for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, rays and a huge diversity of other species from the lookout points. Interpretive signs along the way provide insights into the native flora, fauna and history of the area.

Dine ocean-side at the café, or try chasing some fish by throwing in a line from the groyne or northern end of the beach.

Burra Rocks

Constructed in the late 1890s and the dammed rock is now a nature reserve with water all year round. Situated 55km south of Coolgardie.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

The Woodline Dam was built to supply water to vehicles that hauled timber to the mine sites. It is now a popular place to have a picnic lunch and go camping.

Burswood Park

Located just 3km from the City Centre, Burswood Park offers visitors a range of facilities to enjoy passive or active leisure.

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  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities,Walking Trails

Description

The historic of WA is brought to life for those who follow the unique Heritage trail which winds throughout the park and features bronze sculptures of historic figures. Over 40 species of bird life abound within the landscaped parks, gardens and lakes, and free BBQ's, picnic areas and children's playgrounds are available.

Caiguna Blowhole

Situated 10km off the Highway and 5km west of Caiguna. They blow air through the rocks .

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Points of Interest

Description

Canal Rocks

Granitic rocks that jut into the ocean are separated by a series of canals carved by the sea.

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  • Natural Attractions:Unique Wonders,Beaches & Bays,Lookouts,Points of Interest
  • Activities:Boating,Fishing,Snorkelling,Walking
  • Facilities:Boat Ramp,Toilets

Description

Canal Rocks is essentially an open air museum of the geological features and rocks of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge, which you can experience while surrounded by the powerful forces of wind and water that have helped to shape them.

Visitors can cross the canals via recently upgraded narrow bridges and carefully clamber over the rocks to marvel at the ocean’s power.

The Aboriginal name for Canal Rocks is Winjee Sam.

Cape Arid National Park

Cape Arid National Park, 120km east of Esperance, protects nearly 280 000 ha of sand plains and heathlands vegetation communities, but is perhaps best known for its stunningly beautiful beaches, clear blue seas and rocky headlands.

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  • Activities:Snorkelling,Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

Low granite hills extend inland, and in the northern part of the park the Russell Range rises to its highest peak at Mt Ragged (594 m). Together with the Nuytsland Nature Reserve to the east, Cape Arid National Park forms a continuous area of nature conservation almost to the South Australian border.

 

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