Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks upgraded

Photo of Mogens Johansen

The sheltered turquoise waters at Greens Pool and the unusual rock formations at Elephant Rocks at William Bay National Park near Denmark are a magnet for tourists during the busy summer months.

The sheltered turquoise waters at Greens Pool and the unusual rock formations at Elephant Rocks at William Bay National Park near Denmark are a magnet for tourists during the busy summer months.

But with more than 300,000 visitors annually to William Bay National Park, the fragile coastal environment was feeling the pressure.

In 2019 the State Government announced it would invest $4.4 million over two years to renew the ageing infrastructure in the park and to protect the coastal vegetation.

The first two stages of the William Bay National Park renewal project have now been completed and the park has reopened to the public, just in time for the busy summer period.

Visiting the park is now better than ever with the completion of newly sealed roads and car parks, toilet blocks, picnic tables, bicycle racks, and signage.

The new design has allowed provision for more than 200 parking bays, more than doubling the parking capacity in the park, including 182 standard car bays, a number of disability parking bays, 10 long vehicle bays, 15 motorcycle and two coach bays in the Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks areas.

The next stage of the renewal project is now underway. It includes upgrading access paths to beaches and design and construction of new lookouts and installation of interpretative signage.

“Projects such as these not only encourage Western Australians to wander out yonder, they create regional jobs, support small and medium sized businesses, and promote economic prosperity in regional areas,” said Environment Minister Stephen Dawson. “These upgrades will enhance the visitor experience in the park that is both an environmental treasure and tourism asset for Western Australia.”

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