A brand new walk trail has opened in WA's Lesueur National Park just in time for the wildflower season.
The Yued Ponar Trail is named for the local Aboriginal people, the Yued and the Ponar. The trail is 7km return and requires a good level of fitness.
The best time to walk this trail is now (August to November) to see the incredible displays of wildflowers.
Lesueur NP is 250km north of Perth along the Brand Highway. Entry is from Cockleshell Gully Road which, although unsealed, generally has a good surface and is usually suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.
The park covers 26,987 hectares and is recognised for its outstanding conservation, landscape and recreational importance. It is home to over 900 plant species – 10 per cent of Western Australia’s known flora – including acacias, hibbertias, leschenaultias, melaleucas, gastrolobiums. There are many different orchids, such as pink enamel, purple enamel, cowslip, blue lady, white spider and donkey orchids. In spring several varieties of kangaroo paw are predominant.
Landforms in the park vary from salt lakes and remnant coastal dunes in the north-west through to laterite ridges in the east. The flat-topped laterite mesas of Mount Lesueur and Mount Michaud are features of the park.
Birds and reptiles are abundant in the park. Carnaby’s cockatoo is among the 122 species of native bird found in the park. There are 52 reptile species. The park is particularly rich is geckoes and legless lizards. As with plants and birds, many of the reptiles in the park found here are at the southern or northern limits of their range.
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