Originally released in September 2016, this free app provided information about the inshore marine parks along the WA coast. Parks Australia have since taken the opportunity to further enhance the app for users by providing additional information about the 24 offshore Australian Marine Parks beyond Western Australian waters.
So that is exactly what was done, along with a few other enhancements including new photos of the marine parks and the wildlife, updated map boundaries and more.
The app – now available at the App Store and Google Play – makes it easy for you to plan your visits to marine parks, from the remote Mermaid Reef Marine Park offshore from Broome or Lalang-Garram / Camden Sound in the Kimberley, to Geographe and Bremer Marine Parks in the south. It contains comprehensive information about each marine park, along with common marine wildlife species and species of conservation significance such as the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis).
All of the data is downloaded to your phone, allowing you to access marine park information at any time even when offline and outside of phone range (like on a boat)!
The app has a ‘where am I?’ function so you can see on an interactive map showing which marine park zone you are in and what activities you can enjoy in each particular area as well as contact details and safety tips.