Visiting Tips

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Australia ‘builds awareness, appreciation and respect of our natural and cultural heritage’. Principles to guide responsible outdoor travel and recreation include:

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Plan Ahead and Prepare

Including letting people know where you are travelling and walking. Be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions.

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Trampling on soil and moss can cause damage and erosion. Stay on tracks whenever possible, and if not, walk only on the most durable surfaces.

Dispose of Waste Properly

Take away everything you bring in, including toilet paper!

Leave What you Find

Leave rocks, shells, plants where you find them. It is an offence to pick wildflowers from reserves in Western Australia.

Stop Dieback

Phytophthora dieback is an introduced plant pathogen, and is the biggest threat to biodiversity in Western Australia and has now spread throughout the south-west from Eneabba to Esperance.

If you plan to go off-road, into more remote areas, please follow the Dieback Hygiene Guidelines:

  • MUD STICKS, DON’T SPREAD IT! Avoid travelling and walking through the bush when it’s wet and muddy
  • Stick to designated roads and tracks
  • Use commercial car wash facilities where possible to avoid taking mud home with you

If you are walking into bushland areas:

  • Remove mud and soil from footwear when it is dry with a brush
  • Spray 70% methylated spirits on footwear and equipment after brushing

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