The pristine wilderness of Fitzgerald River National Park on the southern coast is perfect for anyone with a love of nature and a thirst for adventure.
Here you can go bushwalking, camping, canoeing, fishing and whale-watching.
It’s now recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions on earth with around 1,800 species of flowering plants alone. In spring, the landscape is dotted with colourful wildflowers including banksias, hakeas, bottlebrush, feather flowers, Quaalup bell and many others.
Go bushwalking and you might spot endangered native animals like the dibbler, a small marsupial which has recently been rediscovered in the park.
Fitzgerald River National Park is made up of coastal hills collectively known as the Barrens, as well as interesting spongelite cliffs which are made of soft rock formed millions of years ago and featuring the fossils of sea sponges. From cliffs of Point Ann you can see southern right and humpback whales migrating along the coast in winter.
Fitzgerald River National Park is about a two-hour drive north east of Albany.
Campgrounds are located on the western side at Saint Mary Inlet near Point Ann and on the eastern side of the park at Four Mile Campground. Camp fees apply.
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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. https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees.