7 Interesting Facts About Nambung National Park

Nambung National ParkNambung National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia. Listed below are 7 interesting facts for you to consider the next time you spend your vacation down under:

1. Nambung National Park has over 190,000 visitors each year. Most drive by car to reach the park and once there, continue on foot. If you do drive, it is recommended that your vehicle have 4-wheel drive options due to the deep sand in many of the areas of the park. Guided tours are also available if you prefer to ride, rather than go on foot.

2. Nambung National Park camping is limited to day use; there are no areas for overnight campers. However, Cervantes, which is only 2 kilometers from the park, has all types of lodging and accommodations, including authentic log cabins and campsites.

3. Nambung National Park is the home of the Pinnacles Caravan Park in Western Australia. This is where the oldest natural limestone formations are located. Standing over 5 meters high, these structures have stood for over 30,000 years. This is one of the top Australia landmarks.

4. Cervantes is also known as ‘the gateway’ to the park and lies on the outskirts where fishing is the top priority of the villagers. It is a little underdeveloped, but has 3 jetties and one motel.

5. Australia outback tours are available, but you must book in advance and provide a 24-hour notice of cancelation. 4-wheel drive vehicles are required and you must use a professional guide.

6. More than 75,000 visitors use the beaches within the park for surfing or windsurfing, exclusively. Both sea lions and bottlenose dolphins can be seen swimming off shore.

7. Less than 250 kilometers from the park is the town of Perth. There are lots of attractions, including marine life. Other things to do in Perth are based on fun and adventure, like Kings Park and the zoo.

So there you have it, 7 interesting facts about Nambung National Park. Once you see the sights for yourself, you may find it difficult to refrain from visiting Australia every chance you get.

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