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Cape Range National Park
Cape Range National Park is on the west side of the North West Cape Peninsula near Exmouth, Western Australia. The park covers approximately 50,581 hectares with its northern boundary just 40 km from Exmouth by road, and the southern boundary is just 70 km north of Coral Bay. Cape Range National Park offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors interested in the natural environment as it is composed of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons, pristine beaches, and an abundance of wildlife that includes birds, emus, and red kangaroos.
Cape Range National Park Governance
Cape Range National Park is managed by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). DEC Rangers patrol the Park at all times and they can assist or answer questions pertaining to National Parks, their Rules, Regulations and By-Laws. The DEC Rangers are empowered to prosecute any persons offending under the Conservation and Wildlife Act.
Exploring Cape Range National Park
The DEC operates the Milyering Visitors Centre, which is approximately 51 km from Exmouth in the Cape Range National Park. The Visitors Centre is staffed with trained personnel to assist the public and to advise of the facilities available within the parks perimeter, as well as housing displays, brochures, videos and a small library. Please consult the DEC for park entry fees and more information on the Milyering Visitors Centre.
The road within the Cape Range National Park is sealed up until Yardie Creek which is 91 km from Exmouth. Most roads and tracks are accessible to conventional vehicles however four wheel drive is necessary to cross Yardie Creek, and accesses to most beaches within the National Park are unsealed roads. To protect wildlife, the recommended maximum speed within the park is 80 kph, and night driving should be avoided.
Camp fires, pets and firearms are not permitted within Cape Range National Park.
Camping in Cape Range National Park
Camping is permitted in designated locations within the Cape Range National Park - entry fees apply. There are a number of camping areas all along the stunning, white sandy coast, from Boat Harbour to Ned's Camp. Camp fires, pets and firearms are not permitted within Cape Range National Park. For more information on camping in the Cape Range National Park visit the DEC campgrounds.
For more information on Cape Range National Park, view the brochure below or visit the DEC. For more information on places and things to do in the Cape Range National Park, visit Australia's Coral Coast and the Exmouth Visitor Centre. For more information on visiting Ningaloo and things to do, see Visiting Ningaloo.
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