Gooseberry Hill National Park

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Gooseberry Hill National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Gooseberry Hill National Park is located in Western Australia
Gooseberry Hill National Park
Gooseberry Hill National Park
Nearest town or city Perth
Coordinates 31°56′29″S 116°02′47″E / 31.94139°S 116.04639°E / -31.94139; 116.04639Coordinates: 31°56′29″S 116°02′47″E / 31.94139°S 116.04639°E / -31.94139; 116.04639
Established 1970
Area 33 ha (82 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Gooseberry Hill National Park
Footnotes Coordinates
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Gooseberry Hill National Park is a national park in Western Australia, in the locality of Gooseberry Hill, 21 km east of Perth. It is at the southern side of the mouth of the Helena Valley on the Darling Scarp. Statham's Quarry is located within the park boundary.

The park was named after a hill in Yorkshire by the early settlers. A walking track and the single lane bitumen zig zag drive are both found within the park. The zig zag drive follows the old zig zag railway track[2] which winds up the steep terrain, offering excellent views of the Swan Coastal Plain below.[3]

No entry fees apply to enter the park but no facilities are available to visitors.

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  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. ^ "Total Travel - Gooseberry Hill National Park". 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kalamunda Zig Zag Trail". 2010. Archived from the original on 11 March 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010.