Despite a mere 25km separating these two national parks – much-loved by WA’s bushwalkers, climbers and hang-gliders – their geology couldn’t be any more different.
Read more about Porongurup and Stirling ranges in the March-April edition of Australian Geographic (AG#137).
On 25 October 1616, Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on a long, narrow island off the Gascoyne coast in Shark Bay. To mark the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch contact with Western Australia, an ecological project aims to restore the island to the wilderness it was in 1616.
Enjoy these stunning pics of WA’s biggest isle and read more in the latest issue of Australian Geographic (AG#134).