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  •   Perth - Natural Attractions


•   Canning River Regional Park
Canning River Regional Park follows the Canning River and includes important wetlands areas. Swimming, canoeing, walking, cycling and picnics are all popular pastimes in the park.

•   John Forrest National Park
John Forrest National Park is the oldest national park in WA. It features rugged granite outcrops, several waterfalls and magnificent views over the coastal plain. The Heritage Trail includes Swan View Tunnel, an abandoned railway tunnel.

•   Darling Range Regional Park
Darling Range Regional Park links several national parks including Greenmount, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie Falls, Serpentine Falls and John Forrest. There is an array of walking tracks, some utilising the old railway routes, and many picnic facilities. The 950 kilometre Bibbulmum Track, the park`s most extensive walk, begins in Kalamunda National Park.

•   Avon Valley National Park
Avon Valley National Park follows the scenic Avon Valley. The Avon River flows in winter and spring but dries up to a series of pools in summer. There are granite outcrops and spectacular views. Picnic and basic camping facilities are available.

•   Rockingham Lakes Regional Park
Rockingham Lakes Regional Park includes lakes and wetlands as well as magnificent stands of tuart and jarrah trees. There is a boardwalk and walking trails at Lake Richmond.

•   Beeliar Regional Park
Beeliar Regional Park to the south of Perth includes banksia woodland and extensive wetlands areas. It has picnic facilities, cycleways and walks.

•   Herdsman Lake
Herdsman Lake is only 6 kilometres north-west of the city, and yet is an important wildfowl sanctuary. There is an education centre for viewing and protecting the many migratory birds whose habitat is the lake. There are walking tracks and a recently refurbished early settler's cottage.

•   Yellagonga Regional Park
Yellagonga Regional Park includes lakes, wetlands and forests. There are open grassed areas for recreation and bushwalks.

•   Yanchep National Park
Yanchep National Park is famous for the Yonderup and Crystal caves, with stalagmites and stalactites over 1,000 years old. It also features tuart forests and the islands of Loch McNess form a wildfowl sanctuary. Rowboats are available for hire on the lake, and there are barbeque and picnic facilities on the lakefront.

•   Rottnest Island
A short boat trip from Perth will take you to the peace and tranquillity of Rottnest Island. There are stunning beaches and bays, historic sites and fine views. Hire a bike (no cars allowed) and explore all that the island has to offer.



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