National Park Tours – 5 WA National Parks to visit
Stirling Range National Park
Just over 4 hours drive from Perth, the Stirling Range National Park holds the only major mountain range in the southern half of WA. With peaks over 1000 meters above sea level, the national park is a delight for visitors seeking a change from the open plains and flat landscapes found in much of WA. Visitors are able to enjoy the rugged beauty from one of the many hiking trails available throughout the park. Bluff Knoll is one of the most popular trails in the park with magnificent 360 views of the ranges from the summit. The trails vary in lengths, so visitors should be able to find a trail to suit their fitness level. Make sure to keep an eye out for unusual cloud formations, something the park is famous for.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park
A narrow strip of land between Augusta and Walpole, this national park features some spectacular stretches of the southern coast line. Experience the beauty of Black Point, formed by volcanic lava flow millions of years ago, or the extensive Yaegarup Dunes, which cover 10 kilometres of coast. Some other interesting natural features within the park include lakes and waterways including Lake Jasper, the Donnelly River and the Lake Yaegarup. Not just home to some spectacular scenery, D’Entrecasteaux National Park is also an excellent place to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife. Possums, Fur Seals, Wallabies, Quokkas; the park is home to a diverse range of animals, even rare wildlife including Chudditch and Woylie call D’Entrecasteaux home.
Lesueur National Park
Home to over 900 plant species, Lesueur National Park is known for its flora diversity. Springtime is a popular time to visit this national park, as native Wildflowers bloom and it allows visitors to experience a vast array of flowers. The landscape within the park is gentle, with salt flats, dunes, and small mounts including Mount Leseuer itself. The park also hosts wildlife including birds, snakes, possums and many other animals. Visitors to the park would be wise to keep an eye out for friendly reptiles, with over 52 species of reptile calling the park home.
Karijini National Park
Approximately 80 kms north-east of Tom Price, Karijini National Park is the second largest national park in WA. Karijini is an iconic Australian national park, offering visitors a special experience. The landscape is diverse, and includes beautiful creeks, stunning gorges and impressive cliffs and rock walls. When visitors think of the red and orange rocks of the outback, waterfalls and rivers cutting through gorges, they could be visualising Karijini. Some of the famous sites within the park include: Dales gorge, Circular Pool, Fortesque Falls, Oxer Lookout and Junctions Pool Lookout to name just a few. For visitors there is no shortage of walking and driving trails within the park, allowing them to extensively explore this well-known location.
Purnululu National Park
Home to the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range, the Purnululu National Park is well known throughout Australia. The park is home to dramatic landscapes, gorges, hiking trails and native flora and fauna making it well worth a visit for tourists. The Bungle Bungles are striking orange and black sandstone domes, which rise 300 meters above the landscape. The distinct banding on the rock formations are formed by differences in layers of sandstone, the darker layers holding algae growth and the orange stain caused by mineral deposits.
With these and many more national parks tours within WA, it can be tricky to choose where to visit. Casey Australia Tours take the hassle out of national park touring, contact us today for more information.