Stirling Ranges and Fitzgerald River National Parks December 2017

This trip to the Fitzgerald River National Park was designed as a recce for our annual Australia Day holiday where we regularly have 10-13 vehicles and somewhere between 18 and 25 people.

It was indeed fortunate that we made this recce because the plan to take 10 vehicles and 18 people to the Fitzgerald River National Park would not have worked!! The layout of the camping areas is not suitable for groups (even small ones), access to (limited) attractions is tedious, and the appeal of Park is more towards walkers and flora enthusiasts. Dieback has caused the closure of numerous tracks, limiting the opportunities for four wheel drivers.

The Parks and Wildlife Service are remiss in not advising potential visitors to the Park of the very real limitations. Big thumbs down.

We made the most of what was on offer and devised an alternative plan for our Australia Day sojourn.

Part 1 – Perth to Stirling Ranges

Part 2 – Stirling Ranges to Gordon Inlet

Part 3 – Gordon Inlet to Hamersley River

Part 4 – Hamersley River to Perth