Parks with Snorkelling
This picturesque limestone island, which is only a short boat ride from Fremantle, is a popular destination for commercial boat tours, which bring visitors to view the local sea lions.
Woodman Point Regional Park marks the northern most part of Cockburn Sound with a unique coastline and the most extensive stands of Rottnest cypress found anywhere on the mainland.
Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park is located on a thin peninsula, bounded on one side by the Indian Ocean and the Leschenault Estuary on the other.
The Rowley Shoals Marine Park and nearby Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve are effectively ‘aquariums’ in the middle of the ocean with some of the best diving in Australia.
Dirk Hartog Island National Park, in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, has immense historical significance and offers great fishing, steep cliffs and secluded beaches.
Picturesque submerged reefs and extensive shallow lagoons host a huge variety of marine plants and animals and are a diver’s delight.
Thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from the shifting yellow sands of the Pinnacles Desert, resembling a landscape from a science fiction movie.
William Bay National Park is characterised by turquoise green waters, white sandy beaches and towering granite rocks.
Francois Peron National Park is known for its contrasting red cliffs, white beaches and blue waters, has a fascinating pastoral history, and offers a wilderness experience to four-wheel-drivers.