Francois Peron National Park

Highlights

  • Peron Homestead - Self guided walk through the Shearing sheds
  • Skipjack Point - Wildlife Boardwalk lookout

François Peron National Park lies within the Shark Bay World Heritage area and adjacent to the Shark Bay Marine Park. The park covers 52,500 hectares of arid shrublands, rolling sandplains and spectacular coastal scenery. Features of Peron Peninsula contributed to Shark Bay's listing as a World Heritage Area. Not only in the peninsula, an ample of superlative natural phenomena, the park also contains important and significant habitats for the conservation of biodiversity. These World Heritage values make François Peron one of WA's most unique national parks.

Directions & Transportation

François Peron National Park is located in Shark Bay on the eastern peninsula called the Peron peninsula. Shark Bay is located 850 kilometres north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway. The North West Coastal Highway runs through the Shire of Shark Bay and the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive starts opposite the Overlander Roadhouse. Most Visitors arrive by private vehicle. Public transport is not available in the Shark Bay region however flights arrive 5 days a week with Skippers Aviation and a coach service is operated by Integrity Coach Lines twice a week.

Detailed Park Map (pdf) >>

Access

Access to François Peron National Park is via High Clearance 4WD only.

Peron Homestead

The Peron Homestead precinct provides an insight into how life was when the park was a working sheep station. A self-guided walk around the precinct explores the history of the area, visiting the shearing shed, shearer's quarters and stock yards. Interpretive signs explain the stations interesting history along the way. A small interpretive centre depicts stories of Indigenous inhabitants, European colonisation and current day conservation programs such as Project Eden. The 'Hot Tub' is a popular stop to relax and soak in the hot artesian waters that originally supplied vital water to the station's stock. A barbeque is provided for picnics.

Please remember when using the hot tub

  • Please keep glass out of the hot tub area
  • Supervise small children when soaking in the tub
  • The artesian water is hot and soaking for extended periods can cause dehydration. Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water
  • The hot tub’s artesian waters are not safe for drinking

Tip - Artesian bore water can stain clothing – wear dark colours

Four Wheel drive tours run daily.

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