Australia is home to an abundance of diverse national parks that are filled with phenomenal natural landscapes. From rainforests and flowing waterfalls to hidden gorges and cliff faces, many can be found in the national parks in your home state or territory. Caravanning Australia sheds light on which national parks to visit with our newest ‘National Parks’ series. This week we travel to Western Australia where we discover some scenic locations:
Purnululu National Park
The World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park is home to the renowned Bungle Bungle Range that resembles large beehives. Located in the East Kimberley region, visitors can engage in a plethora of activities. Take a helicopter ride to view the Bungle Bungle Ranges from above, head down the Cathedral Gorge walking trail or even camp at the Walardi or Kurrajong grounds.
Nambung National Park
Similar to Purnululu National Park, Nambung National Park is home to towering pillars, although these ones are formed from limestone. The Nambung National Park is located by the Indian Ocean in the vast Pinnacles Desert. The Pinnacles is thought to have been created millions of years ago as seashells eroded. Discover the phenomenal beaches of Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay by surfing, snorkelling and good old-fashioned swimming. While camping is forbidden in Nambung, the nearby town of Cervantes has accommodation options.
Walyunga National Park
Located in the Darling Range, the Walyunga National Park is a short 40 kilometres from Perth. The area has been used by the Noongar people for more than 6000 years and has a rich Aboriginal history. The Swan River is the star attraction of the park, boasting activities like canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking. A small camping area is also located approximately two kilometres from the river.
Pictured is Bungle Bungle, Western Australia.
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