At an easy 20 minutes north of Joondalup, Yanchep National Park is a great spot for a quick overnight camping jaunt or a day trip with the kids. The enormous flocks of black cockatoos in season and western grey kangaroos and water birds year round make this an ideal spot for nature lovers.
Looking for a slice of serenity but only a stones throw away from Perth? Yalgorup National Park might just be the place for you! Located just south of Mandurah, the park protects 10 internationally significant lakes that are important to migratory waterbirds.
Chequered with an interesting past including stock grazing, harbouring escaped convicts, commune living and an effluent disposal site, the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park is now a sought after location for aquatic recreation, bird watching and camping.
March is a chilly but wonderful time to travel around the country; the last vestiges of winter beauty can still be admired in the landscape but if you look closely life is starting to spring.
There is something about water, the serenity it evokes, the calmness it reflects, the peacefulness it radiates, that draws all life towards it. Watching the sunrise progress and the world wake up over the Wilson Inlet from a little obscure jetty is a refreshingly meditative and reflective way to spend a morning, especially the last morning of a year.