The Rainbow Coast is blessed with an abundance of National Parks. Ancient coastline and ancient forests, endless stretches of white sandy beaches, wilderness peaks and one of the most pristine places on earth.
One of the top six areas of in the world for terrestrial biodiversity, and one of the top ten for marine biodiversity. The National Parks of the Coast care for this uniqueness by protecting the habitat of the plants and animals.
Tread lightly, breathe deeply & explore the National Parks...
Fifteen kilometres west of Denmark, William Bay National Park covers almost two thousand hectares and has some of the most spectacular coastline including Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Elephant Cove, Tower Hill, Waterfall Beach, Mazzoletti Beach. Wow!
West Cape Howe National Park
West Cape Howe National Park contains the most southern point in Western Australia, Torbay Head. Almost completely covered in heathland and forest and bearing the force of the Great Southern Ocean, this National Park is worth the visit.
Two People's Bay Nature Reserve is a very welcoming place with much to see and explore. The visitors centre is well-kept and informative with a wonderful little gift shop packed with information on the area. Picnic tables and toilets are located a short walk from the car park. There is also access to the walking trails from here.
Torndirrup National Park covers almost four thousand hectares and is home to the famous 'Gap' and 'Natural Bridge' rock formations (below) which have formed over thousands of years. These granite outcroppings have been slowly worn away by the Great Southern Ocean.
Home to the Mount Martin Botanic Park, take a walk through the bushland to the peak of Mount Martin (152mtr) and get an incredible view of Middlteon Beach, Emu Point and Mount Adelaide in Albany City.
The Walpole - Nornalup National Park is expansive, covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. The little town of Walpole sits nestled in the centre on the northern side of the Walpole Inlet in the heart of the National Park.
Mount Frankland is spectacular. The hike is unique. Starting at the feet of massive karri trees you wind up and through towards the top of the towering canopy. It is a short, yet relatively steep, well paved path onto Mt Frankland. This path will take you half way to the summit.
at the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre, the coast's most famous trees...
Our National Parks are our lifeline. Diversity requires protection and conservation. When visiting the National Parks you will find opportunities to give back to the land and support it's caretakers. Please give generously, remember you are contributing to the support of an internationally recognised area of bio diversity in Australia.*
The Department of Parks and Wildlife are the stewards of these lands. All official information can be found here: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au
Our Joint Responsibility:
More information on the south-west coast in our other Western Australian travellers guides:
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