Lesuere National Park – Western Australia

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Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 7.28.00 amScreen Shot 2017-11-16 at 7.28.14 amScreen Shot 2017-11-16 at 7.28.27 amScreen Shot 2017-11-16 at 7.28.54 amIt’s no secret that Lesuere National Park is a place that I love dearly.  It’s 2.5 hours North of Perth and only a 15 minute drive to the ocean front town of Jurien Bay.  The park is sprawling, vast and incredibly beautiful as it stretches across 272.4 km² of conserved land.

We are lucky to live only a 25 minute drive from the park.  Which means I get to see it often!

I’ve only just scratched the surface and stayed on the marked trails or along the edge of the lazy 14km road that takes drivers on a slow moving tour of the landscape.

This past Sunday I ducked out alone, to savour some time in the bush completely without distraction.  It comforting to know this place is protected with a Class A conservation status (it’s been protected since 1976).  People will be able to enjoy it’s natural wonders for decades to come!

10 thoughts on “Lesuere National Park – Western Australia

    • So, I’ve just had to google what Agoraphobic means, and apart from lack of water…there is more danger probably lurking around the house (in the form of deadly snakes!). Do you have difficulties in spaces that you’re a bit afraid of?

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      • Oh yes…not only do I suffer from claustrophobia in enclosed spaces, I have noticed that great open empty spaces also make me anxious. So basically I have all the anxieties possible! Lol. Most of the time these fears are under control, but I must admit I’d feel a bit nervous surrounded by all that wilderness. At the same time, I do love nature and it is all so stunningly beautiful that hopefully I would forget about my fears…

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        • Something tells me that at some point in your life you may have been in a dangerous situation? I wonder if you were able to do like a basic survival training program if that could help like a camping weekend? Often if we learn that we can control the outcome of say getting stranded and survive – and have the skills we can feel more empowered. I did alot of outdoor survival training as a teenager which has probably give me that confidence. Even just finding water, or building a fire and finding food…those wont help with claustrophobia though! I used to be petrified to be at gas stations or fuel up our car or even turn on the stove after I was burned about 7 years ago. It took a lot of time and confronting that fear was difficult but now I can do those things easily. Our brains can work in mysterious ways, sometimes they want to protect us, even if there isn’t really any immediate danger.

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  1. Sadly there are probably not any spider orchids out at the moment – though there was quite a lot of colour in all the plants flowering in the first 5km of the part as you drive through the main entrance. The weather has been parching the land so the flowers have bloomed very quickly this season. If you come in August/September you’re guaranteed to see so many orchids.

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