About this park
Grab your swag, pack your four-wheel drive and hit the gravel to Peak Charles National Park. This park lies within the Great Western Woodlands, the largest remaining area of Mediterranean woodlands on earth. Well before you arrive a huge island of ancient orange granite will greet you. Dominating the area, Peak Charles is visible for more than 50km in all directions. Imagine that!
By contrast, the surrounding landscape is as flat as a pancake. Walk the dry sandplain heaths, woodlands and flowering scrub. Plant lovers will love the many types of orchids that grow on the slopes of Peak Charles and its smaller neighbour Peak Eleanora.
Lots of birds live on and around the peaks so birdwatchers, bring your binoculars! There are more than 40 small bird species in the park. Look up as wedge-tailed eagles can be seen circling in the sky.
The peaks offer great bushwalking opportunities with beautiful views and plants to see - even on a short walk around the gentle slopes near the base of Peak Charles. Reaching the summit of Peak Charles is technical, steep and slippery when wet with some sections near the top that involve a short climb. It should be attempted by advanced bushwalkers only.
For those who love the wilderness experience and want to stay a while, set up camp at Peak Charles campground.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Peak Charles National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Malpa people as the traditional owners of Peak Charles National Park.