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About Wanamalu Trail, Cape Peron, Shark Bay
The drive to the northern tip of Francois Peron National Park goes through sections of very soft sand and requires a high clearance 4WD with low range capabiity. Cape Peron with its vivid red dunes, white beaches combined with blues seas and blue skies make a great end point. To really appreciate the raw natural beauty of this special place, there is a short walk through dunes to a couple of lookouts.
In spring, wildflowers paint the dunes in colour and the air is full of birdsong. If the wind is not whipping up whitecaps, you have a great chance of seeing a passing parade of marine life. The whole terrestrial and maritime combination makes a breathtaking sight, well worth the effort of getting there.
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Cape Peron, 50km from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
FacilitiesBush Camping nearby. Full facilities in Denham and Monkey Mia
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to November
National Park Fees
Drive, Bus or fly to Monkey Mia. 4WD to Francois Peron National Park.
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Cape PeronCormorants along the coast
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