Waychinicup National Park, Cheynes

Waychinicup National Park is in Western Australia, 404km southeast of Perth and 65km east of Albany. The park is bordered by the Southern Ocean to the south, Mount Manypeaks Nature Reserve to the east, and agricultural land to the north. Its coastline runs between Normans Beach and Cheynes Beach, near Bremer Bay. Bald Island Nature Reserve is located offshore nearby. The park offers and array of landscapes, from the rugged coast to boulder-strewn hilltops. Tree-filled, deeply-incised valleys have freshwater streams flowing through them, with moss-covered boulders. Facilities provided include a camping area and bush toilet near the inlet of the Waychinicup River.FaunaThe park is home to some of the rarest animals in Australia. Species found in the park include quenda, ring tailed possums and one of the few mainland populations of quokkas.The park forms part of the Two Peoples Bay and Mount Manypeaks Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its significance in the conservation of several rare and threatened bird species. The critically endangered noisy scrubbird, which was once thought to be extinct, is found within the park; a small population of 14 were translocated from Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in 1983, followed by another 16 in 1985. By 1994 it was estimated that 223 male birds had been heard singing in the area.
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  • We spent the Christmas holidays at Cheynes with friends the beach is pristine the water is beautiful the, the fishing and swimming is amazing. You can get to the beach by road but if you want to reall...  more »
  • We visited while staying at Cheynes beach caravan Park. Easy dirt road access. Limited parking & various camping sites. The feature of the park is the sea inlet which turned into a small creek. There ...  more »
  • We went over here after being recommended by the people at the Cheyne'sBeach caravan park. The sign at the turnoff had been removed but we fiund where to go. It is a limited road and not suitable for ...  more »
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