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Jurien Bay Marine Park

via Lesueur Drive, Jurien Bay WA 6516

The Jurien Bay Marine Park is located between 200 to 300 kilometres north of Perth by road. It extends south from Green Head to the southern boundary of Nambung National Park (Wedge Island) and encompasses many of the islands located in this region. It is known for its beauty and abundance of marine life. With excellent fishing, diving, snorkelling and swimming, Jurien Bay Marine Park is a popular place for anyone who loves water-based fun. Home to large colonies of rare Australian Sea Lions, Jurien Bay Marine Park also harbours seabirds, western rock lobsters and a huge variety of fish. On boat trips to watch the sea lions, you may see whales migrating along the coast or dolphins frolicking offshore. Snorkelling and diving in this area is first rate and scuba diving charters are available from the town of Jurien Bay. A small section of the park is a sanctuary but fishing, swimming and diving are allowed in the majority of the marine park area. The town of Jurien Bay boasts a modern boat harbour and supports a large scale Cray fishing industry.

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Lesueur Walk Trail, Mount Lesueur

Drummond Carpark, Lesueur National Park, Jurien Bay WA 6516

Lesueur Walk Trail is located in the Lesueur National Park, approximately 30 kilometres from Jurien Bay, a three hour drive north of Perth, Western Australia. This moderate Top Trail climbs up Mount Lesueur, to the spectacular views over the surrounding national park, agriculture and out to sea at the top. After driving half of the Lesueur Scenic Drive, you arrive at Drumonds day use area at the foot of the Gairdner Range. There is a trailhead including interpretive signs explaining the biodiversity and natural heritage values of the region. The first 250 metres of the trail leads to the Wilson lookout and is wide and bituminized, suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The eight kilometre (return) Lesueur Trail is a sandy trail that leads towards the flat top hill (messa). The spectacular view shows the surrounding bushland, farmland and Indian Ocean in the distance. This is a walk for those who like plants and flowers along with the added bonus of an interesting land formation and views. This moderate walk can be achieved in approximately half a day and requires a degree of fitness. Bring your own food, water, sun cream and take away your rubbish.

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Lesueur National Park

Cockleshell Gully Road, Jurien Bay WA 6516

Lesueur National Park is a must see for all wildflower lovers and botanists with more than 900 species of flora identified within the park. Visit during the wildflower season for a spectacular sight when a profusion of colour covers much of the National Park. Drive to the top of Mount Lesueur for a magnificent panoramic view across the park and the pretty coastline of Green Head. Lesueur National Park is one of the most significant reserves for flora conservation in Western Australia. Several species cannot be found anywhere else in the world and have been included on an endangered list. The National Park is also home to more than 100 species of birds that rely on the flora for their survival. Make sure you take a camera to capture the beauty of the region and hopefully if you are lucky you may even see the extremely rare Carnaby's Black cockatoo. Lesueur National Park is just a short 15 minute drive north east of Jurien Bay and three hours' drive north of Perth. Please note that animals and pets not allowed in the park.

Jurien Bay Sea Lions

Essex Rock, Jurien Bay WA 6516
To see inquisitive wild Sea Lions, head to Jurien Bay; about a three hour drive north of Perth. Take a sea lion watching cruise and you will find these graceful swimmers love to show off in front of the camera. The Australian sea lion is the world's rarest species. It is believed there are less than 12,000 remaining along the country's southern coastline. One of their main breeding grounds lies offshore from Jurien Bay, giving you a chance to watch sea lions in the wild. Hundreds of sea lions live on the isolated Buller and North Fisherman islands as well as Essex Rocks, only a few kilometres from land. These islands are known as haul out sites where sea lions rest from their foraging expeditions for food. Australian sea lions are picture perfect - their visible ears and large eyes often draw comparisons to the friendly Labrador dog breed. Boat tours are available from Jurien Bay. You might also spot dolphins or whales migrating along the coast. There are sea lion watching guidelines to follow including maintaining a good distance, not landing on an island occupied by sea lions, and never trying to touch them.