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 …

Video: What to do in Parks – Paddle

Canoeing and kayaking have long been popular in Western Australia, and the number of people enjoying stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is growing rapidly. The range of possible paddle adventures is wide: float lazily down tranquil rivers spotting birds, paddle to secluded beaches, islands and lagoons or experience the rush of surfing waves or riding …

Park tales: Bibbulmun Track End-to-End Odyssey

To be classified as an End-to-Ender you need to have walked the entire length of the Bibbulmun Track. Whether you do this in one go, or in stages over many years (a sectional end-to-end) makes no difference. It doesn’t matter if you walk some sections from north to south and others from south to north. …

Feature urban park: Lightning Swamp Bushland

Lightening Swamp Bushland

Lightening Swamp Bushland is a 71-hectare A-class reserve located 12Kms North-East of Perth in the suburb of Noranda. The A-class reserve includes two ephemeral (seasonal) wetlands and semi-perched wetland Category 4 containing water most of the year. Over 3.5 kms of limestone path meander throughout the southern area of the bushland and pedestrian gates allow for …

FACET “Celebrating Our Parks” Conference

FACET (Forum Advocating Cultural and Ecotourism) held their annual conference in partnership with the WA Parks Foundation, the Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Tourism WA. The conference delivered an exciting, informative and innovative program and provided a platform to raise awareness and appreciation of our unique …

Eva Skira (Ambassador, Board Director and Hon Treasurer) awarded the AICD Gold Medal

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently awarded a Gold Medal for the WA Division to Eva Skira. The Gold Medal is one of the highest awards available within the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and recognises an AICD member’s contribution to the community through business, charitable and philanthropic works and employment creation. The recipient …

Australia’s Best Kept Secrets are WA’s parks

In December 2016, Qantas’s Travel Insider magazine  published Best Kept Secrets, The Hidden Treasure of Australia as nominated and voted by the readers. Five National winners were given top honours and three of those were in WA’s Parks: • Top Adrenaline-Pumping Experience – Horizontal Falls •  Most Romantic Place – Karijini National Park •  Best Place to see Animals in their …

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 …