Smartreka for Kennedy Range

The free, downloadable Smartreka map for the Kennedy Range National Park is now available on the WA Parks Foundation website. This brings to 20 the number of maps published in the Smartreka series. 

Located in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, the Kennedy Range National Park (known as ‘Mundatharrda’ to the Yinggarda Traditional Owners) is about 150 kilometres east of Carnarvon.  

The spectacular weathered plateau covers about 1,416 square kilometres. Forming a huge mesa, the natural landscape features sandstone cliffs on the southern and eastern sides, interrupted by canyons rising to steep elevations of 100 metres. 

More than 400 plant species have been recorded in the park, including 80 species of annual wildflowers such as the mulla mulla and everlasting daisies. After good rains, wildflowers flourish from July to September.  

Euros are the most visible native animal in the park, but there are 19 other mammal species, including nine bat species. More than 100 bird species have also been observed, including small birds such as the splendid fairy-wren and the rufous-crowned emu-wren. Some 33 reptile species have been recorded.   

As well as being steeped in natural beauty, the Kennedy Range National Park is of great cultural and historical significance. Archaeological evidence suggests that this area was inhabited by Aboriginal people for more than 20,000 years before the Europeans arrived. 

More information and safety tips for visitors here.

The top five parks in terms of Smartreka downloads in 2023 are Karijini, Cape Range, Kalbarri, Cape Le Grand and Stirling Range.