Depart Pemberton at 9am or 2pm daily and commence an interpretive journey to the Warren National Park with explanations about the farmland vistas viewable from the comfort of your seat. Explore the Warren National Park, discover the old growth giant Karri forest amongst seemingly impenetrable bush trails. Experience the largest landlocked dune system in the Southern Hemisphere, moving in on protected forest, drive on an endless beach, visit wild oceans and touch towering Karri trees.
You will experience a diversity of wildlife from Kangaroo's, snakes, emus and forest Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and other bird life unique to this pristine area. River valleys to towering Karri forest, down to the dense coastal forests, your guide will reveal tales of Aboriginal history, early pioneering settlers and even drive down some of their early horse drawn trails in the security and comfort of our 4WD. On entering the D'Entrecasteaux National Park we stop and give your time to stretch your legs on the banks of a lake with aboriginal significance and learn about its history. Make use of the facilities available and take a glimpse at the start of the largest landlocked sand dune system in the Southern Hemisphere.
We traverse the sandy tracks to the giant wall of sand looming above you; it is inevitable the predominantly westerly winds will blow the dunes over the forest. Together we will ascend these dunes and experience the wonder of the Yeagarup sand dune system. Driving through this pristine dune area, your guide will stop so you can take in those memorable picture post card views and experience the desire to leave behind footsteps in the sands that will be smoothed away by winds direct from the Great Southern Ocean only a breath away. For the young and young at heart, “Sand Angels” are a must! Help record the movement of the dunes by recording the progress of the sand via a series of photo locations mapped out with the support of the local Conservation and Land Management.
On the South side of the dunes, travel through coastal heath with ancient flora with its beautiful mass of wildflowers in season (Sept - Nov). On reaching the Great Southern Ocean you may wish to fly a kite, try your luck at fishing (afternoon tours only) or simply go for a short stroll. The mouth of the Warren River opens and closes, depending on the amazing powerful force of the water flow. The endangered Hooded Plover and Fairy Tern nests can be seen in these areas. Data is collected during the tours in an effort to further understand these birds. Your help is greatly appreciated. On returning to the Lake enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the peaceful setting before your return to civilization at around 1pm or 6pm.
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