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What to do in Parks – Rogaining

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in a set time (twenty-four, twelve or six hours). The activity consists of teams travelling entirely on foot, navigating only by map and compass between checkpoints, in terrain that varies from open …

Feature Urban Park – Woodman Point Regional Park 

Woodman Point Regional Park is located approximately 9 kilometres south of Fremantle at the northernmost part of Cockburn Sound. Features include a unique coastline and the most extensive stands of Rottnest cypress found anywhere on the mainland. Woodman Point Regional Park’s beach coastline has a distinguishing bushy backdrop of remnant tuart woodland and is a …

Feature National Park – Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Leeuwin–Naturaliste National Park protects almost the entire length of coast between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. More than 360 limestone caves and tunnels lie beneath the flowering heath-covered headlands. Many distinctive rock formations jut from the ocean waters between the capes, including Sugarloaf Rock — a popular vantage for observing seabirds and thought to be …

What’s a Friend’s Group and how can I get involved?

There are currently more than 75 community conservation (Friends) groups concerned about urban bushland. Friends Groups vary from informal groups of a few people, to more formal incorporated bodies. Most have one thing in common and that is the desire to conserve and protect a natural area. The level of involvement and type of activities …

Biodiversity hotspot in WA explained

Posted in Australian Geographic, Lydia Hales writes, “South West Western Australia is one of the world’s major biodiversity hotspots”. “Research into the birds and mammals that pollinate banksias and eucalypts in south-west Western Australia is challenging existing theories on the region’s enormous biodiversity. According to this article, “The Southwest Australia eco-region is a triangular corner …

Inspired by a Transformative Experience – The Pilgrim Trail Story

The Pilgrim Trail was inspired by a transformative experience. The 200-kilometre trail from Subiaco to New Norcia was the brainchild of Dr Duncan Jefferson. In a recent interview, WA Parks Foundation discovered the health benefits and history of the Pilgrim Trail. In an interview with the founder of the WA Pilgrim Trail, Dr Duncan Jefferson shared this story, …

Annual General Meeting and Annual Report

John Forrest National Park was the beautiful sunset setting for the WA Parks Foundation second Annual General Meeting. The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Chair of the WA Parks Foundation welcomed directors, ambassadors, supporters and members and provided an update on the Foundation’s accomplishments in its first full year of operations. The Foundation would like to …

#OurWAPark of the week: John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park is one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and Western Australia’s first national park. Set among Jarrah and Marri Trees, most of John Forrest National Park remains in its natural state and is a top spot for walks and picnics. This park has long been favoured as a site for a day-trip …

#OurWAPark of the week: Walpole Nornalup National Park

Walpole Nornalup National Park is expansive, covering over 20,000 hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. It extends some 40 kilometres along the coastline, surrounding the Walpole and Nornalup inlets. Within the Park are towering open forests, heathlands and wetlands, while the coast is marked by granite headlands, sandy beaches and picturesque coves. Walpole–Nornalup National Park …