Explore D'Entrecasteaux National Park, a wilderness of white beaches, shifting sand dunes, coastal cliffs, tall karri forests and freshwater lakes in Australia's South West Edge. Surf Mandalay Beach, hike the Yeagarup Dunes, go fishing, boating, camping, and watch migrating whales from Cliffy Head and Point D'Entrecasteaux. See unique coastal flora and an array of native animals.
Explore D'Entrecasteaux National Park, a narrow, pristine wilderness strip hugging Western Australia's south coast for more than 81 miles (130 kilometres) between Augusta and Walpole. This 4WD paradise is around 20 minutes from Pemberton and four to five hours from Perth.
Once there, claim your own remote, bleached-white beach for surfing, swimming, fishing, boating or sunset 4WDing. Don't miss lovely Mandalay Beach, named after a 1911 Norwegian wreck, the popular fishing spots of Salmon Beach and Windy Harbour and the breathtaking clifftop lookouts of Point D'Entrecasteaux, named after the French admiral who sailed past in 1792. Be careful in and around the water as dangerous tidal surges can occur along this coastline.
Inland lies a huge network of rivers, lakes and inlets, including Lake Jasper, South Western Australia's largest fresh water lake and one its most important waterbird environments. At Lake Yeagarup you'll find tranquil camping and picnicking sites and the 6 mile (10kilometre)-long Yeagarup Dunes, the southern hemisphere's largest land-locked mobile dunes.
Bushwalking trails are a great way to soak up the park's nature and heritage. Learn about the original Noongar inhabitants on the signposted Pupalong Loop, climb to the summit of Mount Chudalup and explore dense karri forest, which is vivid with wildlfowers from September to November.
Visit Black Point, home to a New Zealand fur seal colony and basalt columns that were carved by lava flow 135 million years ago. From September to November, spot migrating southern right whales from Cliffy Head's limestone cliffs. See flesh-footed shearwaters nesting at Sandy Island, and possums, bandicoots and wallabies throughout the park. D'Entrecasteaux also houses a number of threatened species, including the quokka, woylie, chudditch and malleefowl.
Rest at tranquil camping spots throughout the park or arrange a camp set-up service at the visitor centre.