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    LEEUWIN-NATURALISTE NATIONAL PARK IS BEST KNOWN FOR SEVERAL MAIN ATTRACTIONS, INCLUDING SPECTACULAR CAVES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THERE ARE THE GIANT KARRI FOREST: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE PARK ALSO HAS STUNNING, RUGGED COASTLINE WITH SOME PRISTINE BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
(inc. Boranup Karri Forest & Caves)

Rugged sea cliffs, windswept granite headlands, and formations such as Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rock dominate the coastline of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which stretches 120 km from Bunker Bay in the north to Augusta in the south. Most roads in the area are sealed. Gravel roads are usually suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.

You can see humpback and southern right whales from various vantage points along the coast and bushwalking attracts people right into the heart of the park.

At Canal Rocks, in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the granite rocks which jut out into the ocean are separated by a series of canals that have been hollowed out by the sea.

Between Cowaramup Bay and Karridale, the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park features some of its most rugged and inaccessible coastline. Facing due west, the coastal cliffs and rocky shoreline bear the brunt of giant ocean swells generated across thousands of miles of ocean by the prevailing westerly and south-westerly winds. Punctuated along the coast are scenic lookouts from which to marvel at the ocean's beauty and power.

Boranup Karri Forest

Boranup Karri Forest, within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, lies between Caves Road and the coast, and creates a powerful contrast with the rest of the coastline. Tall pale-barked karri trees, reaching 60 metres or more high, dominate the hilly slopes and valleys. Gravel roads suitable for two-wheel-drive vehicles wind through the forest to picnic and camping spots. A short walk takes you to Boranup Lookout, which gives sweeping views over the forest and the coast west to Hamelin Bay.

Caves of the Cape

The limestone that forms the rugged coastline also has numerous caves. Two self-guided unlit caves, Calgardup and Giants Caves, were tourist caves early in the last century and have recently been re-opened.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), scenic driving, fishing, swimming, caving, surfing, camping, whale watching, snorkelling.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

Southern section of the park is located only several kilometres from Augusta.

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