Being on the edge of the Fitzgerald River National Park, it offers an unique
opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of nature, with an extremely
diverse flora and fauna. This is one of Australia's largest National Park, and
an UNESCO recognized Biosphere Reserve encompassing an extremely diverse flora
and fauna of over 1,800 species of plants, myriad number of lichens, mosses and
fungi, and abundant wildlife. The diverse flora include sixty-two plant species
found only in the Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species more
or less confined to the park.1
With such a variety
of plants, the national park is also a haven for native animals and birds, some
of which are critically endangered or geographically restricted. The park is
home to at least 19 native mammals, that include the endangered dibbler, heath
rat, woylie and tammar wallaby. Among the many bird species, there are a number
of endangered birds that include the Western Ground Parrot, the Mallee Fowl, the
Western Bristlebird and the Hooded Plover. The park also has a popular whale
watching platform lookout from which you can observe the whales out at sea.
For those who love walking and hiking, the park offers some great walking trails that vary in
duration from 1 to 3 hours or overnight. For those planning an overnight trek,
you are required to register with the ranger.
Check out our listing of
Fitzgerald Coast accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.