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 bush walking, 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. These cliffs 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. Camping in Western Australia’s natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period.