William Bay National Park is closed for much needed upgrades, but don’t let that stop you from visiting the beautiful south-west.

There are so many other incredible places for you to discover and explore:

  • The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk – this walkway takes you 40m high above the forest floor where you can walk amongst the tops of the tingle trees. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can explore the forest on the Ancient Empire walk trail which takes you around and through some of the giant tingle trees.
  • Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park is where the tingle forest meets the sea and feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Coalmine Beach is a great spot for families who love to go swimming and if you love fishing Knolls has some awesome land-based fishing spots.
  • Conspicuous Cliff – the surf is large and is not recommended for swimming but it’s a beautiful place to walk one of the trails and take in the incredible views of the coastline. You might be lucky enough to spot migrating whales!  
  • Mandalay Beach was named after a ship that wrecked there in 1911. It’s not recommended for swimming but you might be able to see the wreck from the shore when the tide is low. The beach is beautiful and there are whale watching lookouts.
  • Hilltop Lookout-Visit an enormous tingle tree or have a picnic near the Frankland River at Circular Pool.
  • Mount Lindesay Feel like a hike? Summit Mount Lindesay on a 10km return hike where you’ll be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding forest, farmland and coastline. On a clear day you might even see the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges!

Let us know where you explored by sharing your stories to @exploreparkswa.

For more information on exploring the area, check out the Walpole Wilderness brochure, and stay up to date with Park Alerts at www.alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au or Explore Parks WA on Twitter.

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