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Top National Parks Around Perth - experience the natural beauty of Western Australia

Western Australia has an abundance of natural scenery to offer visitors, with several parks located around Perth. Explore the timeless beauty of nature in these stunning national and marine parks.

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Lane Poole Reserve

A paradise for any nature lover, Lane Poole Reserve contains an extensive network of walking trails, located alongside the Murray River, and is a top recreation spot for many locals. The reserve provides ample opportunity for swimming, fishing and rafting, with experienced tour operators available in the neighboring town of Dwellingup. The reserve covers around 55,00hectares of land, including forested valleys, rapids, waterfalls, and rocky pools, perfect for the budding explorer. In addition, there are camping facilities available for anyone who wants to enjoy the park at night.

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Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)

Located inside the Nambung National Park, is a landscape that can best be described as something out of science fiction movie. The pinnacles are a group of over a 1000 tall limestone spires that have formed over millions of years, in this yellow desert. A two-hour drive north of Perth, along the scenic Indian Ocean trail - the best way to enjoy the pinnacles is on four-wheel drive tour. Walk among the ancient formations or head over to the look out point and gaze over the spires as you ponder the power of nature's forces that created these shapes over millenniums.

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Valley of the Giants (Walpole-Nornalup National Park)

The Valley of the Giants is a special attraction within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park that should not be missed. Climbing 40 metres up into the forest canopy and walk among the treetops for a bird's eye view of some of the tallest trees on the planet - the lofty giant tingle trees. The giant trees are not found anywhere else in the country, or the planet, for that matter, and some are over 400 years old. The canopy walk is designed to give maximum view over the forest, while minimizing human impact on the ground. A nearly 5-hour drive from Perth, the views over densely forested mountains is well worth the travel time.

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John Forrest National Park

Located a short 30-minute drive from the city, John Forrest National Park is a ideal location to explore among the wilderness, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch before retiring back to your comfy city accommodation, such as the Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, for example, one of several serviced apartments in Perth CBD. One of the oldest conservation park's in the country, and Western Australia's first, the John Forrest National Park is home to two picturesque waterfalls - Hovea Falls, which flows over a granite sheet, and National Park Falls which flows over a 20 metre rock face.

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Avon Valley National Park

The Avon Valley National Park is located about an hour's drive from Perth, and covers 4,800 hectares of wild reserve. The park is well-known for its beautiful locations and wide variety of wildlife. There is limited development within the park, making it perfect for anyone looking for a more wild and natural experience.

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