The South West Edge is an adventure playground, jam packed full of beautiful national parks, towering forests, endless coastline and exciting wilderness experiences. The national parks scattered along The Edge all boast their own amazing drawcards, but one thing they all have in common is their peace, beauty and drama. Whether you’re wanting to climb mountains, explore beaches, experience the treetops, or see an abundance of wildflowers throughout Spring, head to these six national parks for the perfect wilderness escape along The Edge.
Wellington National Park
Wellington Dam has become a tad bit famous recently as a huge, larger than life mural now adorns its side. The dam is located within the beautiful Wellington National Park and is just one of the many attractions to add to your to do list. Wellington National Park covers over 17,000 hectares of forest comprising mainly jarrah, marri and blackbutt trees. This is the first national park you’ll be passing through along The Edge, and you’ll have a lot to tick off! Visit Honeymoon Pool for an idyllic picnic spot, head out on the water to go fishing, swimming, and kayaking, head into the forests to go bushwalking and follow hiking trails, and marvel over the panoramic views of the river and the valley from the dam look out. You can easily spend a whole day or even a weekend exploring this expansive national park.