Lesueur National Park is a must see for all wildflower lovers and botanists, with over 900 species of flora identified within the park.
The National Park is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot and is one of the most significant reserves for flora conservation in Western Australia. 10% of the State's known flora is found here, and several species which grow in Lesueur National Park cannot be found anywhere else in the world and have been included on an endangered list. The National Park is also home to over 100 species of birds that rely on the flora for their survival.
Visit during the wildflower season for a spectacular sight when a profusion of colour covers much of the National Park. Follow the 18.5km Lesueur Scenic Drive to the top of Mount Lesueur for a magnificent panoramic view across the park and the pretty coastline of Green Head.
Make sure you take a camera to capture the beauty of the region and hopefully if you are lucky you may even see the extremely rare Carnaby's Black cockatoo!
Lesueur National Park is just a short 15 minute drive northeast of Jurien Bay and three hours drive north of Perth.
An entry fee of $15.00 per private vehicle (carrying up to 12 occupants) applies. For further details on National Park entry fees, refer to WA's Parks and Wildlife website.
Camping is available at the Karda Campground, next to Lesueur National Park (there is no camping available within the park). The campground has 31 sites which are suitable for all types of camping equipment, and each site has a picnic table and firepit. Note that campfires are only permitted seasonally (usually between May to October) and the provided firepits.
Camping fees (per night):
$11.00 per adult
$7.00 per concession card holder
$3.00 per child (aged 5 - 16 years)
Advanced bookings are recommended and are available online via Explore Parks WA's online booking portal.
New trail for Lesueur
A new 27km walk trail is being made in Lesueur National Park. Expected to be open by late 2020, the trail will take walkers through hills, valleys and woodlands. There will be a camp site, called Yonga, approximately halfway along the trail. Only accessible by foot, the campground will have a shelter, three camp platforms and a toilet thanks to Parks and Wildlife Services.