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#ourparkoftheweek: Mount Augustus National Park

Rising 715 metres above the surrounding alluvial plain, Mount Augustus is an inselberg, meaning ‘island mountain’. There are rocky creeks, gorges and open plains supporting a variety of vegetation and wildlife. The granite formation is about eight kilometres long, covers an area of 4,795 hectares and is estimated to be 1,750 million years old. There’s a walk …

What’s happening in parks this week

Now is the perfect time to get your friends and family out in nature and get active in our WA parks. There are so many things to do – whether you enjoy an afternoon picnic, wanting to relax and take in the magnificent surrounding, or perhaps you feel like something more organised? We’ve found some …

Benefits of being in our parks

Winter’s over, so it’s a great time to get out, explore our parks and soak up some sunshine. Getting out and being outdoors is good for the mind, as well as the body. Being out in nature provides you with a lot of benefits, and we are highlighting six, to help motivate you out into …

Celebrate our green spaces this Spring

Spring is a great time for us to all pause for a moment to recognise the role parks play in our everyday life. The sun is shining, the wildflowers are out and we connect with parks, physically, sensorily and emotionally. We want to give you an excuse to get outdoors and reconnect with nature – …

#ourwapark of the week: Ningaloo Marine Park

Ningaloo Marine Park showcases a stark and striking contrast between the rugged, arid Cape Range, the sparkling white beaches and the clear, turquoise colours and underwater scenery of Ningaloo reef. Most reefs in the world are found near wet tropical rainforests, but what makes Ningaloo unique is its proximity to an arid continental coast. It …

#ourwapark of the week: Yalgorup National Park

Just south of Mandurah, stretching to north of Myalup lies Yalgorup National Park. The park covers 12,888 hectares, right next to Forrest Highway on your way to Bunbury. This National Park offers panoramic views of the local beaches, peaceful settings of forest and woodlands and sweeping views over tranquil lakes. The name Yalgorup is derived from two Nyoongar Aboriginal words; yalgor, meaning ‘a …

What to do in Parks – Fitness Training

The benefits of exercise are many. Our bodies were built to move. Exercise can improve your health, fight disease and help you hone life skills like persistence, confidence and motivation. Exercise functions to fill the gap between our decreased daily physical activity and our body’s natural need to move in order to remain fit and …

Take a Wedge-Tailed Eagle’s Journey Through Six Noongar Seasons

“Kingdom in the Clouds” is an inaugural photography exhibition, by local research scientist, a renowned expert on the wedge-tailed eagle, photographer and WA Parks Ambassador, Simon Cherriman. The exhibition opened in August and takes you on a journey through the life-cycle of Wailitj, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle, depicted through photographs taken during the six Noongar Seasons …

Feature National Park: Greater Wellington National Park

Wellington National Park, with its magnificent stands of jarrah, marri and blackbutt forests is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Park is popular all year round with the spring show of wildflowers making it a photographers’ paradise. Within the Park, deep within the gorge and forests of the Collie River Valley, …

Feature Urban Park: Lake Leschenaultia

Lake Leschenaultia is an impressive recreational lake nestled in the scenic bushland of Perth Hills.  Offering an abundance of water and land-based activities, Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect place for a family day trip or camping getaway. Hire a canoe for a few hours or take the three-kilometre walk trail around the lake to explore …