Fitzgerald River National Park

Fitzgerald National Park PhotoThe Fitzgerald River National Park lies on the central south coast, between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun and covers an area of 329,039ha. It is one of the most botanically significant parks in Australia with around 20 per cent of the State’s described plant species.

The park protects magnificent scenery and is one of the most flora-rich conservation areas in WA. So far, 1883 plant species have been identified, 75 of which are found nowhere else.

More species of animals live in this national park than in any other reserve in south-western Australia. They include 22 mammal species, 41 reptile species and 12 frog species. The park has more than 200 bird species including rare species such as the ground parrot, the western bristle bird and the western whipbird .
Nearest towns: Bremer Bay, Hopetoun, Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe, Albany and Esperance.
Park fee: $ 11
Where is it?: About 180km north-east of Albany, about 230km from Esperance and close to Bremer Bay, Hopetoun, Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe in WA.
Travelling time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Albany, 3 hours from Esperance and 30 minutes - 1 hour from the other towns.
Access: Daily flights from Perth to Albany and Esperance; approx 5 hour drive from Perth.
Best season to visit: All year round.
What to see and do: Sightseeing, walking, wildflowers, photography, camping, canoeing, barbecues, picnics, beach walks, fishing and whale watching; during the winter months you can see spectacular views of southern right whales from the cliffs at Point Ann. The spongelite cliffs can be seen along the Fitzgerald and Hamersley Rivers. Point Ann and Hamersley Inlet have some great camping spots

Please note: Drinking water is not available. A ranger is based in the park all year round. Phone (08) 9835 5043.

For a comprehensive brochure covering maps, road & track information, things to do and see including Wildflowers, Whale watching, bushwalks, fishing & camping click here and scroll down to find the correct brochure
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