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About Big Lagoon Paddle Trail, Francois Peron NP
Mangroves and seagrasses provide habitat and food for the diversity of marine animals flourishing in Big Lagoon. Plan to spend a few days camped at this southern-most camping area in Francois Peron National Park and paddling sections of the lagoon as wind and tide conditions permit. Drink in the contrast of red dunes against the changing blues and greens of the water.
You may encounter turtles, dugongs or dolphins. Take your shoes off to explore beyond the sandy beaches and soak up spectacular views. Also bring your snorkelling gear for a look underwater, especially down towards Big Lagoon's mouth.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Choose a distance that suits you and the conditions.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Additional Useful ItemsNo supplies or water are available at Big Lagoon or elsewhere in Francois Peron National Park. Please bing all you need.
Big Lagoon is 25km from Denham, on the western side of Peron Peninsula. Denham is 420km north of Geraldton and 800km from Perth.
Hazards & WarningsCarry and drink sufficient water. Check tide movement and wind, especially the prevailing southerly wind. Paddle according to the conditions and your capabilities. Be aware of stonefish - wear suitable shoes when walking in water.
- BBQ Facilities
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
April to September
National Park and camping fees apply.
Big Lagoon is 25km from Denham, on the western side of Peron Peninsula. Denham is 420km north of Geraldton and 800km from Perth. The Peron Heritage Precinct in Francois Peron is 2WD accessible but the remaining 12km to Big Lagoon is a soft sandy track.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets; No fires; Fishing is not permitted in the Big Lagoon Sanctuary Zone north of the day use area.
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