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Francois Peron National Park

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Address: Monkey Mia Rd | Shark Bay area, Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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So worth the sandy 4 x 4 drive

Althought the drive was a little daunting at times on the sand (do reduce your PSI), I am so glad we visited as the beaches and views were stunning. We saw dolphins, whales, rays... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Althought the drive was a little daunting at times on the sand (do reduce your PSI), I am so glad we visited as the beaches and views were stunning. We saw dolphins, whales, rays and the amazing dugong. Didn't camp herebut I wish we had.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I really love this area for it beaches. I went up not expecting too much but I was so pleased I came. Really worth visiting.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I swagged her for 2 nights When we first started the trip into the national park it was advised to let the air pressed from the tyres. I don't think this is needed IF you have decent all terrain tyres as some of the track is quiet compacted and reduces the travelling speed. We camped at gregories,... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We did a drive in our 4x4 through Francois Peron National Park a few weeks ago and it was good, not stellar but good. Some nice views, glad we had the 4x4, Gregories beach is nice and we saw lots of animals in and out of the water which was neat. The drive out to Monkey Mia Beach is good... More 

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you have a 4wd you need to allow a day to visit this place, pick a sunny clear day for the best viewing and photos. go early so you're there while the sun is overhead. Great camping locations with gas BBQ's and toilets, snorkelling, fishing, beach walking get on the beach and go around the corner at Cape Peron)... More 

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The lookouts are not impressive, the sea bottom is inconsistent, the village of Denham is isolated and with poor attractions. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But I am sure that if you enjoy places like Kalbarri National Park, Nambung National Park and the Ningaloo (Coral Bay and Cape Range National Park), the Francois Peron National Park couldn’t... More 

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Wagin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Travelled the road in my partners Nissan patrol ute.only 4 wheel drives can make the journey . Lots of sand and corrugations, but it was worth it . We only went as far as Gregories beach .but it was worth the ride beautiful beach amazing scenery.would do it all again

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have been there a few times in the past years and it is always beautiful to go there again. Nature and ocean are wonderful, a meeting point for them, and you can see kangaroos, wallabys, etc inland, and dolphins, sharks, turtles, dugongs from on top of the lookouts... great transparent waters... love it!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Having read a review which likened this park to the Galapagos, we booked a trip as a birthday treat for me. We have been to the Galapagos and there was no comparison. We saw one kangaroo, some Emus and a few sea birds. We spent a long time bouncing about in a land rover and had a nice lunch. The... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Red sand, even at the beach. Turqoise, clean water. Dolphins, sharks, dugong, echidna, of course kangaroos and perhaps thorny devil.

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