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Upgrades at John Forrest National Park

Western Australia’s oldest national park, John Forrest National Park was established in 1900. Named after the State’s first premier, it is and remains one of Perth’s favourite day trip and picnic destinations. Now 118 years old, the park is getting a much-needed makeover. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has been funding a project …

National Tree Day

Australia Tree Day is an opportunity for you to do something positive for your community and the environment by reconnecting with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3.8 million people have planted 24 million trees and plants and the event is still growing. This year, National Tree Day is …

10 Health Benefits of Camping

Whether you enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking, wildflower viewing or any other outdoor activity, camping offers you a way to focus completely on a hobby for a few days without external distractions. Waking up to the sounds of nature – birds singing, leaves rustling, water lapping – sure beats the sound of an alarm clock. For …

Feature National Park: Mirima National Park

Home to the mini Bungle Bungles – Mirima, also known as Hidden Valley, is an ancient limestone range that has been eroded over centuries by wind and the waters of Lily Creek into a broken series of gorges and twisted valleys. Spectacular rock formations in parts of the national park bear a resemblance to the …

Feature Urban Park: Rockingham Lakes Regional Park

Rockingham Lakes Regional Park is a network of environmentally significant lands containing coastal, wetland and upland ecosystems that together form a significant recreation and sanctuary zone in what is otherwise a highly urbanised area. The park covers a total area of 4270 Ha. The park stretches from Port Kennedy to Cape Peron along the coast …

What to do in Parks – Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is one of the most rapidly growing recreational and sporting activities in Western Australia, following similar trends worldwide. WA is blessed with some of the best riding conditions in the world and with more and more people taking up mountain biking the network of trails is expanding. With a range of trail styles …

What to do in Parks – Scuba Diving

Western Australia is a scuba diver’s paradise and is quickly become a top diving destination. Diving allows you to explore a diverse and lively marine world on pristine reefs and interesting shipwrecks. WA is renowned for the megafauna its waters host, including whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays and several species of sea turtles. Maori …

Seeking more energy, less stress? It’s a walk in the park

A recent Sydney Morning Herald article by Greg Callaghan highlighted nature’s positive health benefits. Callaghan wrote: “You don’t have to be a tree-hugging greenie to understand the importance of forests for life on Earth: as giant vacuum cleaners for sucking up carbon dioxide, as store houses for myriad ecosystems. But increasing evidence points to them …

Feature Urban Park: Baigup Wetlands

The Baigup Wetlands lies along the Swan River in the Maylands and Bayswater area. The reserve covers 16.4 ha. in total, as it extends for one kilometre downstream. It features near pristine sedge plains along the river where endemic Juncus kraussii dominates with an over-story in some sections of remnant Freshwater Paperbarks (Melaleuca rhaphiophylla) and …

Feature National Park: Torndirrup National Park

Torndirrup National Park is definitely one of the most impressive and diverse national parks along the Great Southern Ocean. From towering granite cliffs to white sandy beaches, amazing views and wonderful walks, Torndirrup National Park is a ‘Must See’ while visiting the Albany area in Western Australia. Torndirrup National Park is home to the famous …