Serpentine National Park

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Serpentine National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Serpentine Falls 2.jpg
Main section of the Serpentine Falls, 2007
Serpentine National Park is located in Western Australia
Serpentine National Park
Serpentine National Park
Nearest town or city Perth
Coordinates 32°21′26″S 116°02′36″E / 32.35722°S 116.04333°E / -32.35722; 116.04333Coordinates: 32°21′26″S 116°02′36″E / 32.35722°S 116.04333°E / -32.35722; 116.04333
Established 1957
Area 43.87 km2 (16.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities WA Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Serpentine National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

The Serpentine National Park is a national park located on the Darling Scarp, approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi) southeast of Perth in Western Australia in Australia.[2]

Features and location[edit]

The 4,387-hectare (10,840-acre) national park's main feature and most popular tourist destination is the Serpentine Falls, a series of waterfalls in the upper reaches of Serpentine River. Other attractions include Serpentine Dam and the smaller Pipehead Dam. The park overlaps the North Dandalup Important Bird Area.

The park was proclaimed as a National Park in 1957.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

In spring the park is abundant with wildflowers. Common species found here include spider orchids, greenhoods and triggerplants. Giant sundew, dryandras and grevilleas are other common species found in this area.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". WA Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010. p. 48. ISSN 1835-114X. 
  2. ^ "Parks and Wildlife Western Australia". Parks and Wildlife Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Serpentine National Park". WA Department of Environment and Conservation. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Parks of Perth Hills" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2015.