News and events

Local artist honours WA’s endemic birds

WA is home to 17 species of birds that are found nowhere else in the world and artist Brenton See is working with photographers to celebrate these birds, painting large murals on walls where the birds are known to live. Brenton just finished his latest mural, the red-winged fairy wren in Denmark and is looking …

Feature park: Bold Park

Bold Park is Perth’s largest urban bushland in the Swan Coastal Plain. The park spans 437 hectares and includes Reabold Hill, the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain and a place where you have beautiful views of both the ocean and the city from one lookout. The Friends of Bold Park Bushland is …

New bridge over Murray River

The devastating bushfire near in Boddington in 2015 destroyed the Long Gully Bridge in Lane Poole Reserve, and now thanks to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, contractors, volunteers and Parks and Wildlife Service staff, a new bridge has been opened. There is still work to be done, but the realignment of the Bibbulmun Track is open …

Governor visits Geikie Gorge and Broome Bird Observatory

One of the highlights of an official visit by Her Excellency, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, to the West Kimberley in July, was a late afternoon tour along the Fitzroy River aboard the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service’s new boat Ms Casey Ross in the spectacular Geikie Gorge. The …

Bibbulmun Track changing lives

There seems to be no end to the incredibly positive impact nature can have on us all. For newly arrived immigrants, a few days on the Bibbulmun Track is an opportunity to transform their sense of belonging and connection to their new home. Neil McCulloch and a few volunteers have been taking immigrants and refugee …

Thank you Deloitte

Named as one of Australia’s top 10 socially responsible organisations by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Deloitte Australia has joined the WA Parks Foundation as a pro-bono partner to provide compliance and consulting services and tax advice. Central to Deloitte’s values is the importance of creating an enduring economic, social and cultural contribution, …

Park Tales: Best Hiking Trips in the South West of Western Australia.

Simon and Emily from Inspiration Outdoors have a great Walking Blog and recently published their thoughts on the Best Hiking Trips in the South West of Western Australia. “The down south road trip is one of the great Western Australian traditions (or #douth as the young people now call it) with the basic concept of …

Feature Urban Park: Yellagonga Regional Park

Yellagonga Regional Park is approximately 13 kilometres long and contains numerous activities to keep both young and old entertained. It contains several lakes and wetlands which are part of a larger chain of water bodies which stretch from north of the park south to Cockburn. A local community group, ‘Friends of Yellagonga Park’ regularly clean …

What to do in Parks – Birding/Twitching

Twitching

Another way to enjoy our parks is through the activity of “birding” or “twitching” (bird watching). The main goal of twitching is often to accumulate species on one’s lists. Some birders engage in competition to accumulate the longest species list. The act of the pursuit itself is referred to as a twitch or a chase. …