The Walpole Wilderness features a vast, natural and wild landscape which embraces old, majestic jarrah, tingle and karri forests, imposing granite peaks, peaceful rivers and wetlands and sheer coastal cliffs that overlook the Southern Ocean.
Established in 2004, the Walpole Wilderness covers more than 363 000 hectares of national parks, nature reserves and forest conservation areas. It incorporates seven national parks and surrounds the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park.
If you are heading to Walpole, be sure to visit one or all of these places in Australia's South West.
The parks remain open throughout the year but, it can be extremely hot from November to April and this is bushfire season: campfires are not permitted; parks, roads and recreation sites may have to be temporarily closed and events cancelled without notice. It can get very cold at night during winter and this is when the region experiences most of its rainfall. Go to the Bureau of Meteorology for more climate and weather information, including on sun protection. Read information on what to do if you encounter a bushfire. Visit Park Alerts for all park, road, track and trail closures before you go.
Drinking water is not available in most of the parks and visitors are encouraged to take enough for their own use.
Some of the areas are Disease Risk Areas, which has to do with the preventing the spread of the plant disease Phytophthora Dieback (Phytophthora cinnamomi). More information on Dieback can be found here. Cars and bicycles are not allowed in Disease Risk Areas and walkers need to ensure that their shoes are cleaned before and after visiting these areas.
Commercial operators are licensed to provide a range of tours including nature and sightseeing tours. Search for tours at Tourism Western Australia.