William Bay National Park is also home to a fun beach. The beach has high sand dunes and some areas of dense trees and scrubs. The sand is gradually seeping in amongst the forest.
William Bay National Park is home to some of Australia’s most interesting scenery. Not only can you find karri, peppermint, and eucalyptus trees, but also undergrowth plants, like karri hazel, chorilaena, and sedge plants. Peppermint trees are the most prominent plant in William Bay National Park.
William Bay National Park has two swimming areas, Greens Pool and Madfish Bay. Greens Pool is probably one of the most photographed areas of the southern coast. It is truly beautiful! Shallow, clear blue water meets sparking white sands here, and the water is interrupted by several large granite boulders. One interesting thing that makes this water so great for swimming is that it is very sheltered from the rough waves of the ocean by the boulders. Madfish Bay is also sheltered, but not by boulders, but rather by an island. This is a great place to go swimming, as the waters are very calm. Fishing is also a very popular pass time at William Bay National Park, and Australian fishing regulations apply. You can probably catch Australian Salmon, Whiting, Mulloway, and Herring.
Near Greens Pool, visitors are often surprised to see what looks like a herd of elephants. Of course, elephants do not live in Australia. What these visitors are actually seeing is a series of exposed dark gray rocks that actually are shaped like elephants! This is an entirely natural formation, and makes a trip to the park very interesting.
If you visit in the spring, you will see a beautiful display of wildflowers. They do die back after the spring, but summer visitors can find some flowers underneath the trees in the undergrowth. The best time to see wildflowers is from August to October, the Australian spring.
William Bay National Park is a small park, and as such does not allow any camping, with the exception of a portion of the Bibbulmum Track that runs through the park. The Bibbulmun Track is a 1000-kilometer walk that has camping sites all the way along it. Even though the park is small, it is filled with such beautiful plants and over 100 species of birds, making it quite worth the trip.
William Bay National Park is located between Denmark and Walpole. You can reach the park via the South Coast Highway. The park is opened year round, and offers picnic tables and restroom facilities. The restrooms at Green Pool are handicapped accessible. This is a great destination if you are visiting the southern area of Australia.