Walpole and Nornalup National Park

Walpole-Nornalup National ParkIn March 1910, a party led by Minister for Lands and Agriculture James Mitchell, visited Nornalup to assess the land for its agriculture and timber potential. The party rowed up the Frankland River to Monastery Landing and were so impressed by the beauty of the waterway and surrounding forest, they made an on-the-spot decision to set the area aside for conservation. Later that year 370 ha of land alongside the Frankland River was declared an A-class reserve.
 
The Walpole-Nornalup National Park now covers almost 20,000 ha of tall forest, coastal heath and wetlands and forms part of the vast Walpole Wilderness.

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William Bay National Park

William Bay National ParkWindswept rocky shores and sheltered pools have helped make William Bay National Park famous, it protects the coastline and forest between Walpole and Denmark on the south coast.
 
Located close to Denmark, Green's Pool in William Bay National Park is well-known for its turquoise water and pristine white sandy beaches, edged by granite boulders.
 
This area is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, relaxing or exploring the granite rocks. Enjoy the views of the tranquil bay and take a quiet walk around to Madfish Bay or Waterfall Beach.
 

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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 .
 

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Mt Lindesay National Park

Mt LindesayMt Lindesay has been a dominant Denmark landmark for Europeans since Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson led a party to its summit in 1829. Once at the top he saw the highest peaks in the area and named them Mt Roe, Mt Mitchell and Mt Frankland after the surveyor generals of NSW.
 
Established as a national park in 2004, Mt Lindesay forms the eastern gateway to the Walpole Wilderness area and is managed by the Frankland District of the Department of Environment and Conservation in Walpole.

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