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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

DUNN ROCKS BEACH
BIRD WATCHING

Dunns Ecopark is home to a variety of woodland and water birds.  There have been over 63 species of birds sited in the Boyatup Wetland, including the Western Spinebill, the beautiful bird found on our logo.  

Visit our Birds page for a list of all bird species recorded at Dunns Ecopark and Robin Downs Farm.

 

WALKING TRAILS

Dunns Ecopark is located amongst remnant bushland and wetlands.  Here we have established two walking trails for our visitors to enjoy.

The Mountain Duck Trail to the east takes you past Mountain Duck Lake where you will see an abundance of birds and wildflowers.  The paperbark grove is a popular spot to stop and take photos.  This trail also takes you past paddocks where you may be able to see calves with their mothers in winter and spring.

To the west is the Boyatup Trail which leads through wetlands which are a part of the Boyatup Swamp Suite Wetlands.  This features Shell Lake is a unique lake covered in shells from saltwater snails.  Also featured is the Yate Forest with orchid meadows.  Look out for the eagle's nest along the trail.  

 

Dunn Rocks Beach is a beautiful sweeping white sandy beach located a short drive south of Dunns Ecopark.  The site is a popular fishing spot.  While the road to Dunn Rocks beach is unsealed, it is accessible for 2-wheel drive vehicles.

 

If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can drive right up to the water's edge at Dunn Rocks.

From Dunns, it's a short drive to explore the other magnificent beaches of Esperance.  Cape Le Grand, Lucky Bay, Wharton Beach, Hellfire Bay and many more.

WILDFLOWERS

Dunns Ecopark is home to wide variety of wildflowers from the stunning Nuytsia floribunda, the WA Christmas tree to a variety of delicate native orchids.  We have recorded over 125 different native plant species here at Dunns. 

Wildflowers predominantly bloom during spring time, which typically runs from mid August to November in this region.  

To learn more about Esperance wildflowers, visit:

https://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com/

Visit our Orchid Gallery to see the beautiful variety of Native Orchids which grow at Dunns Ecopark.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

The Dunn Rocks region has archeological evidence of occupation and use by indigenous social groups extending back at least 13,000 years.  Stone artefacts, tool making sites, lizard traps, gnamma holes, burials, quarry sites and ceremonial places exist throughout Esperance region.  

Visit the following link to learn more about the indigenous history of Dunn Rocks: 

Cheetup Cultural Plan

Caladenia sp.
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Frenchmans Peak
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Spring Calves
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Waterbirds
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Sit Around the Campfire with Friends
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Paddleboard on Dunn Rock Beach
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Dunn Rock Beach
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Orchids in Spring
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Water Birds on the Lake
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Bobtails
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Little Wharton Beach
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Melaleuca sp.
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Fishing at Dunn Rock Beach
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Emu Father and Chicks
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Walk around the Lakes
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