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Innes National Park

Innes National Park

White bellied sea eagles breed on the cliffs and can be seen along the whole of the coast as they hunt. We used our car to drive to the main ocean side attractions from Stenhouse Bay to West Cape Lookout missing out on the northern section of the park planning to return another time. Both are suitable for caravans, camper trailers and tent camping. Do not climb on, or fish from, slippery rocks.

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Highlights included seeing dolphins close to shore as well as the stunning rock pool at shell beach. We had hoped Innes National Park camp overnight but ended up just visiting for one day as all the camp sites were full when we tried to book online during the week so I recommend booking ahead of time for January. Park entrance is also online – even if you turn up to the visitor centre you book and pay via the computer terminals available outside. We used our car to drive to the main ocean side attractions from Stenhouse Bay to West Cape Lookout missing out on the northern section of the park planning to return another time.

We parked and took the, sometimes, 1km-2km walks to the actual views. Note that some of these walks, especially at West Cape, go close to the unfenced cliff edge. There are remnants of gypsum mining activity to see, such as the wooden structure that delivered the gypsum down a steep cutting from the hilltop to the jetty.

You can as we did take the steep staircase down to beach to walk amongst what small remnants of the ship still showing in the sand. Part of the walk is close to salty Inneston Lake where stromatolites grow. I was lucky to be dropped off and picked up so it was just under 3.

There were areas where the path goes close to Innes National Park edge. Great history being preserved. Would be great Innes National Park camp as lots of sites available. Upon arrival call into the visitor centre- nice toilets and WiFi to book and pay for your day pass to access the park. There are computers available to use also. Walks are sign posted well and lots of photo opportunities.

Often very windy so bring a solid hat. Byo supplies as no facilities – lots of water needed on walks, snacks for longer walks. The Park is a wonder, with Innes National Park and kangaroos up close and personal.

Paritculary good experience seeing wild emus, including one emu kneeling down and drinking from a rain puddle in a track along the Royston Head walk. The coastal walk at the end along the cliff edge is spectacular, with great views of the offshore islands, but probably a bit risky with small kids! We saw three Ospreys come circling above us very close.

The Manager’s Lodge is a delight, takes up to 10 people, so Innes National Park roomy for a small group! Innes National Park has Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt and lower cost accommodation – all good.

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We had hoped to camp overnight but ended up just visiting for one day as all the camp sites were full when we tried to book online during the week so I recommend booking ahead of time for January. Shell Beach I had heard that this campground was the best of all campgrounds at Innes, so eager to check it out. Campsites can be booked and camping fees apply plus an entry fee.