Park visitor numbers up

The Kimberley’s Purnululu National Park is a World Heritage Area. Photo credit: Tourism Western Australia

There were 22.6 million visits to WA’s national parks in 2021-22, an increase of five percent on the previous year.

Regional destinations, in particular, have delivered great results with the Kimberley and Wheatbelt regions recording the largest proportional increases in visitation compared to the previous year with 22 per cent increases in both regions.

New and expanded trails networks are drawing many visitors and camping in national parks continues to be popular, with many campsites booking out well in advance.

There are now almost 2,000 campsites bookable online via the Park Stay WA website across 67 campgrounds, following the addition of more than 150 campsites to the Park Stay WA online booking system since 2020.