Crisscrossed by mountains, inlets, estuaries and valleys, and fringed by pristine white beaches perfect for snorkelling and kayaking, the Fitzgerald Coast provides a welcome escape from the clamour and bustle of metropolitan Perth.
More than 200 species of bird live in the region, including the rare western whipbird, the bristle bird and the ground parrot. From June to October, keep an eye out for migrating whales; if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see one breaching from the many lookout points found along the coast.
It’s impossible to miss the Fitzgerald River National Park: spread over 330,000 hectares of untainted bushland, it’s one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Australia. Take a relaxing walk among the wildflowers at Sepulcralis Hill or No Tree Hill, or challenge yourself to a climb at East Mount Barren, from the summit of which you’ll experience stunning panoramic views of the rocky outcrops, wilderness and sprawling beaches below you.