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King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park

King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park, located off the Gibb River Road, 240 kms east of Derby, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region is known for its spectacular Bell Creek and Lennard gorges, swimming holes, hiking trails and the peaceful campsite at Silent Grove. This Park is a haven for birds, including nationally threatened species (Gouldian Finch, …

Feature Urban Park: Beeliar Regional Park

  Beeliar Regional Park is located in the south west of the Perth metropolitan area. The Park comprises 26 lakes and many other associated wetlands in two main chains located parallel to the coast. Beeliar Regional Park provides for a range of passive and active recreation opportunities, including bushwalking and bird watching including strategically positioned …

Nature-based activities in and around Perth and the south-west

Looking for ideas for getting your kids outdoors? There are a number of opportunities providing the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth and the south-west. Specially designed activities are offered for schools, holiday periods and the general public. There are several organisations that offer a …

Mother Nature’s Medicine

From the University of Michigan to Japan’s national health program, studies are showing that time spent in nature directly correlates with people living longer, happier lives. WA Parks Foundation Ambassador Professor Lyn Beazley AO said just being in nature has many benefits. “The positive endorphins your body produces while exercising, or because you are away …

What to do in Parks – Bushwalking

You can go hiking, rambling, trekking and tramping in our parks, but we don’t use those terms. In Australia it’s called bushwalking and it includes everything from short walks on flat, well-formed tracks to multi-day expeditions that should only be attempted by the fit, experienced and skilled. Western Australia is huge and at around twice …

Man on a mission – exploring all of WA’s Parks

Park Ambassador Griffin Longley is a man on a mission. His mission is to explore all 100 of WA’s National Parks and write about his experiences. The WA Parks Foundation is pleased to share these stories with you. Here is the first instalment. Mission 1 – Fitzgerald River, Stokes and Cape Le Grand National Parks, …

Founding Partners and Supporters Reception

A reception to celebrate Western Australia’s Parks and thank Founding Partners and Supporters of the WA Parks Foundation was held on 22 March 2018 at Government House. Her Excellency, the Honorable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia acknowledged expressed appreciation to the founding partners and presented framed wildflower prints from historic illustrations by Margaret …

11 Great Forest Adventures on Perth’s Doorstep

There is no better time to start enjoying our natural landscape. In celebration of the UN’s International Day of Forests (21st day of March), we have put together a list of activities you might like to enjoy with your friends and family in some of Perth’s closest and most amazing forests and parks. Mountain Biking …

Feature National Park: Fitzgerald River National Park

With the distinction of being one of only two Biosphere reserves in Western Australia and 14 in Australia, this biodiversity hotspot supports 1,748 identified plant species, which represents almost 20% of the State’s described plant species. There are 75 species that are endemic to the park, a further 48 are seldom found anywhere else and …

Feature Urban Park: Herdsman Lake Regional Park

Herdsman Lake is an extremely important wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain, as it supports a wide diversity of wildlife species, serves as an important bird breeding ground and is a summer refuge for trans-equatorial migratory birds. The natural features of the Herdsman Lake in association with the grassed areas of Maurice Hamer Park and …