Peak Charles National Park

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Peak Charles National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Peak Charles 10 Peak Charles NP V-2013.jpeg
Peak Charles National Park is located in Western Australia
Peak Charles National Park
Peak Charles National Park
Nearest town or cityEsperance
Coordinates32°54′35″S 121°06′24″E / 32.90972°S 121.10667°E / -32.90972; 121.10667Coordinates: 32°54′35″S 121°06′24″E / 32.90972°S 121.10667°E / -32.90972; 121.10667
Established1979
Area399.59 km2 (154.3 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Parks and Wildlife
WebsitePeak Charles National Park
See alsoList of protected areas of
Western Australia

Peak Charles National Park is a national park in Western Australia, 507 kilometres (315 mi) east of Perth and 170 km (110 mi) north west of Esperance.[2][3]

The park is named for one of the main features, Peak Charles,[4] which is an ancient granite peak with an elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft)[5] that dominates the park along with its neighbour Peak Eleanora.[6] Both afford excellent views over the park, which is primarily composed of dry sand plain heaths and salt lake systems.[7][8]

It is located within the IBRA sub region of the Eastern Mallee and has a number of rare plants within its boundaries including Gastrolobium acrocaroli.

No entry fee applies to enter the park but there are few facilities available to tourists. A car park, campground and toilets are available.

A 2 km (1.2 mi) looped walk trail to a lookout at the top of Peak Charles is also available which requires rock scrambling.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Parks and Wildlife. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011.
  2. ^ "RAC Travel - National park camping areas". 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  3. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Environment and Conservation (2010), Esperance National Parks : Peak Charles, Cape le Grand, Stokes : information and recreation guide, Dept. of Environment and Conservation, retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/131412/20160106-0015/www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apxabd8.html A Wattle - Acacia incongesta is called the Peak Charles wattle
  5. ^ "Explore Australia - Goldfields". 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  6. ^ Beard, J. S. (John Stanley) (1970), Pamela Beard On Peak Charles, looking east towards Peak Eleanora, Western Australia, retrieved 17 January 2017
  7. ^ "About Australia - Peak Charles National Park". 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  8. ^ Peak Charles National Park : interim management proposals, [The Authority], 1979, retrieved 17 January 2017
  9. ^ "Peak Charles Trail, Peak Charles NP, nr Esperance". TrailsWA. 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.