Eucla National Park

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Eucla National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Eucla Telegraph Station DSC04567.JPG
Eucla Telegraph Station
Eucla National Park is located in Western Australia
Eucla National Park
Eucla National Park
Coordinates 31°40′49″S 128°56′43″E / 31.68028°S 128.94528°E / -31.68028; 128.94528Coordinates: 31°40′49″S 128°56′43″E / 31.68028°S 128.94528°E / -31.68028; 128.94528
Area 35.6 km2 (13.7 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Eucla National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Eucla National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), 1,238 kilometres (769 mi) east of Perth.

The southern edge of the park borders a section of the Great Australian Bight. Other notable features of the park include Wilson Bluff and Delisser sandhills.

The area is composed of mallee scrub and heath vegetation, typical of the southern coast. Wildflowers such as Cockie's Tongue (Templetonia retusa), with its distinctive red, pink or yellow flowers are common throughout the park. A rare plant species of senecio that is native to the limestone cliff area is known to exist in the park.[2]

Access to the area is via the Eyre Highway found on the northern border of the park. No facilities are available for visitors in the park and no sealed roads exist within the park, only 4WD tracks.[3]

No camping is permitted within the park, the nearest camping facilities are at Eucla and the Border Village.

Historical ruins such as the Eucla Telegraph station and the original Eucla township can be found at the western end of the park. Both are partially buried by encroaching sand dunes.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eucla National Park (Place ID 9809)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Planetware Travel - Eucla National Park". 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation - Cape Arid and Eucla National Parks". 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 

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