Gull Rock National Park
Gull Rock became Western Australia's 97th national park in July 2006. It takes its name from a small island off Ledge Beach, which is in fact not part of the park.
High vista points in the landscape offer outstanding views of Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands, Princess Royal Harbour and the Torndirrup Peninsula.
Nearest town: Albany
Park fee: Free
Gull Rock National Park boasts Boiler Bay at the eastern end of Ledge Beach - a popular area for swimming. Fishing is also popular in the park. Always fish for the future. You should make sure you are familiar with the latest Department of Fisheries bag, size and possession limits. Keep safely in mind when choosing a site. Fishing from rocks is extremely dangerous. Some local sporting goods suppliers loan out safety vests provided by the Nathan Drew Memorial Trust.
Vehicle tracks that have been closed for rehabilitation can be used for bushwalking. These tracks offer opportunities for close-up viewing of wildflowers and access to high vantage points to enjoy wonderful views. The 2,000ha reserve is an area of exceptional botanical richness. It contains several species of threatened native flora and has the most significant remaining stands of scarlet banksia (Banksia coccinea) in the region.
The park is for day use and camping is not permitted. Fires pose a risk to this fragile environment and fires may not be lit in the park.
For more information please click here and scroll down to find 'South Coastal Parks Brochure' which includes some more details of Gull Rock Natoional Park.