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“Spring wildflowers & cycads are spectacular”

Lesueur National Park
Ranked #392 of 1,542 things to do in Western Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Spring wildflowers & cycads are spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

What a wonderful circular trip through the Lesueur National Park in September. The wildflowers are a treat in quantity, quality and diversity. The cycads on the left hand side of the circular road are in full cone (both males and females) from a burn about 2 years back; by contrast, those on the unburnt side are not coning at all. This is the well known masting effect common in fire-adapted cycad populations.

Visited September 2012
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“An easy way to see wild flowers in their natural habitat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

You need to keep your eyes open on the Indian Ocean Dive or you'll easily miss the small sign to this great park. Just when you think you must be in the wromg place another small sign points the way onto the Cockleshell Gully Road - compacted sand suitable for 2WD. Entrance inot the park itself is about 5 km later and the one way system around the park has plenty of stopping places so that you can get out and look at the plants - and animals. Also an excellent viewing area and walks from the Wilson Lookout with options of two circular walks - watch out for giant ants and wear closed shoes to avoid bites. Take plenty to drink as no water.

Visited November 2011
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“Worth a look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

We really enjoyed our visit to Lesueur National Park although it was a little tricky to find. One of the roads leading to the National Park Scenic drive is unsealed (Cockleshell Gully Road).

The Scenic Drive is lovely. When you enter there is a small info post and a couple of info boards. Pick up an info guide and register your entry to the park ($11 cash, no change given).

We took the scenic drive and stopped in at the 'day use area' where you can take two walk trails. If memory serves me correctly the walk trail to the peak of Mount Lesueur is 4 km and the walk trail for Gardner walk is 2.5km. Make sure you bring adequate water as there is none available in this National Park.

We chose to do the walk to Mount Lesueur. It looks further and harder than it actually was. The walk included info boards posted throughout detailing the local flora and fauna. The view from the peak is vast and varied.

We saw a roo during this treck (photo included with this review) and two wedge tail eagles near the peak of Mt Lesueur. Lots of wildflowers, birds, bugs and beetles (and flies - bring appropriate head wear to keep them away from your face, ears, nose & mouth).

We ran out of time as the sun was setting but we would have liked to do the Gardiner walk and also check out cockleshell gully.

Overall, if you dont mind that the scenic drive is a bit out of the way (entry to the park is only pointed out with small road signs) then I think it is worth visiting.

Please be careful of wildlife driving through the national park. We had two near misses with kangaroos, seems they are curious of the car and come quite close!

Visited November 2011
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