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“Feel the presence of the Indigenous People in LeSueur National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lesueur National Park

Lesueur National Park
Cockleshell Gully Road | Jurien Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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“Feel the presence of the Indigenous People in LeSueur National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

As you drive through the valley of the LeSueur National Park you will sense the presence of the Indigenous people, the Yuad clan of the Noongar people who lived here over 30,000 years ago. There is a grove on a creek bed where the atmosphere is redolent of their presence : a bartering place where aborignal peole came to trade kangaroo skins, tools, spears and nulla nullas; where women carried their babes in coolamons and nattered with their friends- shut your eyes, listen to the whir of dragonflies and you could be in a medieval european market place.
Follow the road to the lookout which looks back over the valley from whence you came. There is a poignant sign, a saying attributed to a wise old Yuad elder : "Look back, and feel good about where you have come from."
I shall never forget my experience in LeSueur and hope to return.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This made our trip - coming from Sydney, we were not sure of where the best wildflowers were and what was the best time - everyone had a different answer depending on whether you went north, south or east or whether you wanted masses etc.
We found that it was marginally early to go south but conversely may be late up north.
Contrary to our fears, the timing here in mid September was wonderful - a wonderful park, an easy drive and masses of so many wildflowers.
Timing is everything though - the day after we left, wild winds went up and down the whole coast and we couldn't have had the same experience.

Visited September 2013
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“Stockyard gully road”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The entry track off Indian Ocead Drive is very difficult to find as signage is obscured by overgrown bush. The track itself is a nightmare. Boulders protruding 300mm above ground (not as described in tourist info. Ripped the protective sheeting under my RAV4, damaged fuel tank etc. Soft sand in places ensured bogging. Lucky we had the skills to extricate ourselves. As an experienced offroad driver my advice is to avoid this track until it is properly maintained. Never got to see Stockyard Gully as it was not worth the risk. Pity was really looking forward to it.

Visited March 2013
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“Best wildflower display we've ever seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We went at the perfect time of year, early to mid Sept after there had been a few showers. It also apparently helped that there had been a fire a couple of years earlier. The road into the park is gravel, in fairly good condition, then there is an 18km surfaced loop road with a lookout with walking trails half way and a picnic area near the end. We must have spent 2-3 hours on that 18km, stopping dozens of times to look at an amazing variety of wildflowers. The photos I took say more than words can.

Visited September 2012
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“Lovely Park - Tons of Wildflowers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a really beautiful park and we enjoyed every minute that we spent here. The 8km drive to the park on Cockleshell Gully is an unsealed road, but it's in very good shape so our rental car had no issues. The scenic drive through the park is quite lovely, but the best part was getting out and hiking some of the trails. The trails are well-marked and maintained and the best part was the thousands of wildflowers that were coming into bloom. I was a very slow hiker since I has to stop very few feet to take more pictures of each new and unique flower. The only downside is that it's a bit of a drive from Perth, but totally worth it. We also saw about 10 kangaroos on our way out of the park.

Visited September 2012
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