Carnarvon national parks and parks

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    THE KENNEDY RANGE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SPECTACULAR SCENERY OF GORGES AND PRECIPITOUS FACES, WITH A VAST PLATEAU OF ANCIENT DUNE FIELDS ON TOP OF THE RANGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE AREA STILL RETAINS A WILDERNESS FEELING AND CAMPING BENEATH THE STARK SANDSTONE CLIFFS IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    MOUNT AUGUSTUS IN THE MOUNT AUGUSTUS NATIONAL PARK, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE SOLITARY PEAKS IN AUSTRALIA: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    MOUNT AUGUSTUS RISES ABOUT 717 METRES ABOVE A STONY, RED SANDPLAIN OF ARID SHRUBLAND. THE ROCK ITSELF IS REGARDED AS THE BIGGEST ROCK IN THE WORLD: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Kennedy Range National Park

Just north of Gascoyne Junction, in the harsh and unforgiving interior of the State's north-west, lie the spectacular sandstone battlements of the Kennedy Range. This huge mesa, pushed up from an ancient sea bed, has dominated the surrounding plains for millions of years.

The Kennedy Range is an eroded plateau on the rim of the Gascoyne River catchment, about 150 kilometres east of Carnarvon. It extends for roughly 195 kilometres in a northerly direction from near Gascoyne Junction.

The park offers spectacular scenery of gorges and precipitous faces, with a vast plateau of ancient dunefields on top of the range. The area still retains a wilderness feeling, and camping beneath the stark sandstone cliffs is an experience not to be missed.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), sightseeing, photography, picnicking, viewing wildflowers. This park offers a true outback experience.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

150 km east of Carnarvon.


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Mount Augustus National Park

Mount Augustus, or Burringurrah as it is known by the local Wadjari Aboriginal people, is about 850 kilometres from Perth and midway between the Great Northern and North West Coastal highways. One of the most spectacular solitary peaks in the world, it rises 717 metres above a stony, red sandplain of arid shrubland—dominated by wattles, cassias and eremophilas—and is clearly visible from the air for more than 160 kilometres.

The rock itself, which culminates in a small peak on a plateau, is about eight kilometres long and covers an area of 4,795 hectares. At about twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock). It is the biggest 'rock' in the world.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), see the tallest isolated peak in WA (717 metres high), view reptiles, kangaroos, bird life, see Aboriginal heritage, swimming.

Camping

There is no camping available in the park. Camping is available at Mount Augustus Outback Tourist Park.

Location

490 kilometres from Carnarvon.


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