BADGINGARRA NATIONAL PARK

 

HEMA map reference 76/H4

Mottlecah - Badgingarra National Park

GPS 30 29 21 S 115 25 49 E

 

 

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Pets prohibited Walk trails

 

 

 

 

Park size: 13,108 ha

 

Phone 08 9652 1911

 

This park is located 50 Km south east of Jurien. There are few facilities and most areas in the park are accessible only by walking. The low scrubby vegetation tends to make the landscape in the area look rather bleak.

 

The Drummond picnic site on the road to Cervantes (Bibby Road) is very popular in spring when the wildflowers are at their best. Most of the year the park is fairly unremarkable, but when the wildflowers are in bloom it puts on a dazzling display for visitors who take the time to come off the Brand Highway and visit the park. Wildflowers in the park include yellow and black kangaroo paws, two types of grass trees, banksias, smokebush, Badgingarra mallee and mottlecah that has the largest blooms of any eucalypt.

 

Soils in the park are poor in nutrients and many plants depend of bacteria and fungi to help acquire the nutrients they need to survive.

 

Wildlife in the park includes emus, wedge-tailed eagles, numerous reptile species and the western grey kangaroo.

 

A 3.5km (90 minute) nature trail is available and the best time to walk is in spring when the wildflowers are out in abundance.

 

 

Best time to visit:

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NPW Website for more information

 

 

 

 

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