François Péron National Park lies 10km from Denham, 340km from Carnarvon and 430km from Geraldton and approximately... more » 800km from Perth. The park was once a pastoral station, and you can reach the Péron Heritage Precinct by two-wheel drive (entry fees are payable) to experience what life would have been like on a remote sheep station. Adventuring beyond this precinct requires a high-clearance four-wheel drive.
One of the park's highlights is its scenic coastline, where dramatic red cliffs contrast with blue water and white beaches. From the cliffs of Skipjack Point visitors may see bottlenose dolphins playing, dugongs feeding, green and loggerhead turtles surfacing for air and large manta rays gliding past just beneath the surface. The Péron Peninsula, including the Péron National Park, is interspersed with gypsum claypans known as birridas. Most birridas were landlocked saline lakes when sea levels were much higher than at present, and gypsum was deposited on the lake floors. In some places the sea has invaded the claypans, such as at Big Lagoon, to form a shallow inland bay. less «