Francois Peron National Park


Francois Peron National Park

Francois Peron is a national park on the Peron Peninsula in Western Australia (Australia), 726 km north of Perth, and located within the boundary of the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

Names and earlier uses

It is named after the French naturalist and explorer François Péron, and is situated within the bounds of the earlier pastoral lease of the Peron Station.

Locations from the french exploration era include:-
* Guichenault (east coast of the Peron Peninusla)
* Cape Lesueur (west coast of the Peron Peninsula)
* Lake Montbazin

It was gazetted on 8 January 1993 as a National Park - through the purchase of Peron Station (Pastoral Lease 3114/761) in 1990 [ Map 4, and page 7 of Hancock, Sue, Brown, Paul and Stephens, Burke (2000) "Shark Bay Terrestrial Reserves Management Plan 2000- 20009" Perth, Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management for the National Parls and Nature Conservation Authority ISBN 0-7307-5510-X ]

Location

It is adjacent to and surrounded by the Shark Bay Marine Park to the west, north and east, and by the Denham to Monkey Mia road to the south.

Facilities

Picnic, boat launching and camping areas along the west coast of the Peninsula include:-
* Big Lagoon
* Cape Lesueur
* Cattle Well
* South Gregories
* Gregories
* Bottle Bay

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 526 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|25|41|58|S|113|33|07|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" 1993
*"Managing authorities:"Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia)
*"IUCN category:" II

References

ee also

* Protected areas of Western Australia
* Denham
* Monkey Mia


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