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What to do in Parks – Create Art

Grab your paints, charcoal pencils or pastels and let nature inspire you. Painting landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife in parks is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Artists have been capturing our Western Australia bushland for many years, with the Aboriginal People being the first to create visual records of the landscape. English artist and intrepid traveller, …

Feature urban park: Canning River Regional Park

Experience the tranquillity of the Canning River Regional Park, an oasis of calm in the middle of urban Perth. Tucked away in Perth’s southern suburbs, this regional park, with a river running through it, provides an important habitat for a range of waterbirds and offers people an escape from the stresses of city life. It …

Feature National Park: Stokes National Park

Featuring one of the picturesque estuaries along WA’s southern coast, Stokes National Park is a great place for fishing, camping, bushwalking and bird watching. The 14 square kilometre Stokes Inlet features long beaches and rocky headlands backed by sand dunes. Dense bush and shady paperbark trees fringe the water’s edge. Stokes Inlet is the largest …

Opera in the Valley of the Giants

Walpole-Nornalup National Park was the setting for a very special event. As part of the celebrations for the West Australian Opera’s 50th Anniversary, the company took live opera to the regions and one of those events was held in the gorgeous WA setting of Valley of the Giants on Saturday 25 November. Guests of this …

WA Tourism Awards – Spotlight on Exceptional Park Operators

WA Parks Foundation wishes to congratulate and recognise the outstanding contribution of those businesses, operators and staff who provide tourism services within National Parks, Marine Parks and Class A Nature Reserves for they assist in the goal of connecting people to parks. For all the winners, congratulations, and special recognition of the businesses who operate …

South West NatureGuide App

The South West NatureGuide App uses technology to help people build a deeper connection to the natural world. This awesome App enables visitors to learn about the plants, animals, geology and history as they explore a tagged trail. Whether you’re standing near a plant or a magnificent old tree, overlooking an expansive view, or searching …

Deloitte Impact Day

Deloitte employees volunteer to help remove weeds at Serpentine National Park

Friday 17 November was Deloitte Impact Day. Thirty-three employees volunteered for weed removal in Serpentine National Park and seven volunteers helped in the main picnic area in John Forrest National Park. Elisa Skillen, (Parks & Visitor Services, Perth Hills District – Mundaring Office, Parks and Wildlife Service) coordinated the day and remarked, “The volunteers did …

WAPF Annual General Meeting

WA Parks Foundation held its inaugural Annual General Meeting at Government House with more than 30 members in attendance. The chair, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, provided an update on the Foundation’s accomplishments since the launch in October last year and the Hon Treasurer, Eva Skira, provided an update on financial issues. The …