Torndirrup National Park

Natural Bridge Torndirrup National ParkTorndirrup National Park occupies the rugged southern coastline of the Torndirrup and Flinders peninsulas, where limestone cliffs, granite headlands and white sandy beaches bear the full force of the powerful Southern Ocean. At Torndirrup, the ocean has created amazing formations in the granite including tourist attractions, the Natural Bridge and The Gap. The Blowholes, a crackline in the granite, make an impressve sound when air and sea spray is forced through them. The park's windswept coastal heaths give way to massive granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and steep sandy slopes and dunes.

Located 10 kms south of Albany and covering 3,906 hectares this national park is one of the most visited in Western Australia.

 

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Porongurup National Park

Porongurup National ParkThe 12km long Porongurup Range lies 48km north of Albany, approximately halfway to the Stirling Range.  The Devil’s Slide is the highest of the Porongurup’s dome-topped peaks. The range’s distinctive domes are the remains of a massive bubble of molten rock which rose from the earth’s core and pushed upwards.
Porongurup National Park covers 2,511ha.  The name of the range is derived from the Aboriginal name Purringorep, which was recorded by Captain Wakefield, who who led the first expedition to the range. His Aboriginal guides Mokare and Nakina told him of this name.
 
 
 
 
 

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Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National ParkThe Stirling Range National Park is just 80kms out of Albany and approx 337kms from Perth. There is much biodiversity and flora & fauna in this range that stretches some 65kms. It's Aboriginal name is Koi Kyenunu-ruff meaning 'mist moving around the mountains'
 

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Walpole Wilderness

Walpole Wilderness
 
The Walpole Wilderness was established in 2004 and encompasses a group of conservation reserves covering 363,333 ha (897,820 acres). The area includes vast tracts of jarrah, tingle and karri forests surrounding granite peaks, rivers, heathlands and wetlands. Coastal features include inlets and sandy beaches, sheer cliffs and the Southern Ocean.
 

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Mt Roe National Park

Mt RoeMt Roe National Park was established in 2004 as part of the Walpole Wilderness and covers 127,726 ha. It is located  20km north-east of Walpole, 14km north-west of Denmark and 10km south of Rocky Gully.  Much of Mt Roe is made up of drainage systems, shrub and heath lowlands and lateritic jarrah uplands. Phytopthora dieback is a major threat to many of the park's ecosystems.
 
Mount Roe was named by Dr. Thomas Wilson in 1829 after the Surveyor General of Western Australia John Septimus Roe. 
 
 

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