Please note: Cape Range National Park is currently closed due to the aftermath of Cyclone Seroja and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, 14th April 2021. For further information on the impact of Cyclone Seroja and potential disruptions to travel plans, please refer to this page.
Situated on the west side of Exmouth is Cape Range National Park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges and breathtaking deep canyons such as Yardie Creek, surrounded by 50 kilometres of pristine beaches, in particular, Turquoise Bay - voted Western Australia's top beach by Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice.
The park covers 50,581 hectares and its northern boundary is just 40 kilometres (or 45 minutes) from Exmouth. Wildlife is abundant with a variety of birds, emus, euros and red kangaroos. The park comes alive with wildflowers in winter and boasts 630 species of plants as well as more than 100 species of land birds and native marsupials. The brilliant red sturt desert pea, which flowers in late winter, is a particularly popular flora species here. Look out for mulla mullas, wattles, everlastings, native fuschias, fanflowers and dampiera within the park.
Cape Range National Park offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors interested in the natural environment. You'll find great walk and hike trails, and particularly scenic wildflower viewing areas at Mandu Mandu Gorge, Shothole Canyon, Charles Knife Canyon and Yardie Creek Gorge.