Almost a fifth of all Western Australia’s plant species thrive in the diverse landscapes of the Fitzgerald Biosphere, and many of these are found nowhere else on Earth. Little wonder this flora hotspot is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most botanically significant regions, with a listing in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Fitzgerald River National Park is the centre of the Biosphere, and the combined area covers more than 300,000 hectares on the south coast of Western Australia, between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun. It’s just a two-hour drive east of Albany, a four-and-a-half-hour drive west of Esperance, or a six-and-a-half-hour drive south east of Perth.
There are many different worlds waiting to be explored here.
Take the unsealed road (suitable for two-wheel drives) and walk trails into the heart of the southern wilderness, exploring dramatic peaks, breakaways and plains.
Or follow the sealed coastal road, passing a string of untouched beaches to Point Ann – one of just three special locations in Australia where southern right whales calve in large numbers. Between July and October, you can get a front-row seat at this spectacular show.
Two camping grounds in the park offer the full wilderness experience.
Camping Family Hiking Nature & Wildlife Walk
Vehicle with up to 12 occupants: AUD13 per vehicle and Concession Fee of AUD7 per vehicle.
Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour: AUD6 per occupant (6 years or older) and Concession Fee of AUD2 per occupant.
Motorcycle: AUD7 per motorcycle.