Smartreka maps helping visitors to enjoy our national parks
The WA Parks Foundation’s Smartreka mapping initiative is increasingly popular with visitors to WA’s national parks.
These innovative maps using GPS capabilities on smartphone or tablet to plot real-time location have been developed with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and in partnership with BHP.
The fifteen national parks which now have Smartreka maps available to download are: Mount Augustus, D’Entrecasteaux, Cape le Grande, Cape Range, Fitzgerald River, Francois Peron, Kalbarri, Karijini, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Millstream Chichester, Purnululu, Stirling Range, Walpole-Nornalup, Walyunga, and Yanchep.
Smartreka maps make it easier to navigate. If the maps are downloaded ahead while network access is available, this can be done without a network connection and without roaming charges.
The next to be added to the Smartreka series will be Rottnest Island (an A Class Reserve) and the Porongurup, Torndirrup, Wellington and Kennedy Range national parks.
For planning trips in Western Australia, the Parks Guide on the WA Parks Foundation’s website is also very useful, providing up to date information on trails, tours and attractions when exploring our stunning national, regional and marine parks.
Further information on accessing the Smartreka mapping series and the Parks Guide is at the following links: