Fitzgerald River National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the larger national parks in Western Australia. It has 330,000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness located on one of the most magnificent stretches of Australian coast.
It is one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia, with approximately 15 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 Western Australia.
They include 22 mammal species, 41 reptile species and 12 frogs. The park has more than 200 bird species, including rare species such as the ground parrot, western whip bird and the western bristle bird. There are wallabies, kangaroos, brushtail and honey possums. Much of the rugged scenery of mountains, river valleys and coastline with pristine beaches is easily accessible by 2WD while 4WD tracks are signposted.
The central wilderness area is accessible by foot only.
June 2014 saw the opening of a major $40million upgrade to the park that included road access, camping facilities and recreational sites. Other new facilities include picnic areas, viewing platforms and walk trails to Barrens Beach, Barrens Lookout, Four Mile Beach, East Hamersley Inlet and Cave Point.
“The Cave Point viewing platform is a must to experience and offers a fantastic vantage point for whale watching!”
All main recreational sites and campgrounds on the eastern side of the park are now accessible by a sealed all-weather bitumen arterial road from Hopetoun to Hamersley Inlet. Park fees apply.
Click the map to see a larger view of all camping and picnic areas.
Dept Parks and Wildlife Park Rangers: Phone 0488 451 119 or 0428 383 060