Walyunga National Park
|Walyunga National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Perth, Western Australia|
|Area||1,814 ha (4,480 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Website||Walyunga National Park|
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The park is situated just behind the Darling Scarp in the Darling Range spread over a steeply sided valley. The Swan-Avon River and the Eastern Railway run through the park and the Avon Descent passes through a set of rapids along this section. The area is dominated by granite outcrops along with smaller dolerite areas, the tops of hills are capped with laterite.
The park has barbeque, parking and toilet facilities. Also it is home to many animals such as grey kangaroo, galah, goanna, magpie, gecko and many other wildlife species. Plants include flooded gum, jarrah, petrophile and hakea. Walyunga is a 6000 year old meeting place used by the Noongar people. Currently it is an official protected area. The word Walyunga roughly translates to "Happy Place".
- "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.
- "Walyunga Walk". 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
- "Parks of the Perth Hills - Walyunga National Park". 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- Walyunga National Park Park guide (PDF), Department of Parks and Wildlife, February 2014, retrieved 29 April 2016
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