Named after the French expeditionist who sailed past in 1792, D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a unique mixture of bold granite outcrops, rugged cliffs, surging beaches, tranquil lakes and towering karri forests all in the one park.
Peak Charles is one of the less advertised and visited national parks in the south west of WA, making it a gem for those seeking solitude in the Great Western Woodlands. Visible from more than 50km away, Peak Charles and its partner Peak Eleanora, slowly reveal their domineering presence in the landscape as you approach along the bumpy access track. The climb up the ancient granite rock to the top is well worth it, rewarding the effort with sweeping views of branching salt plains and a humbling reminder of how small we really are.
Lake Joondalup is one of a series of important wetlands situated on the Swan Coastal Plain in Perth’s Metropolitan region. The lake is part of the greater Yellagonga Regional Park which also includes Lake Goollelal and Beenyup and Walluburnup Swamp. The lake and its surrounds are home to a variety of waterbird and other bird species, snakes, lizards and frogs. Long necked tortoises can often be seen cruising around the jetty!
The goldfield region of outback Western Australia offers diverse landscapes ranging from salt lakes to banded iron formation ridges and sandstone and granite outcrops. The region is abundant with cultural heritage sites from both indigenous and European settlement origin. In spring the region is also carpeted with vibrant wildflowers and the pockets of native vegetation remaining are of high conservation value to the area. The best way to access this stunning part of the state is via a self drive trail. For more information on the goldfield trails or environment visit here.