Visitors hiking through the Cape Range area can also view the wallabies at Yardie Creek, and then travel underneath the Rocky Cape Range plateaus and canyons. Under these plateaus and canyons are branches of tunnels connected to hidden caves. In these underground cavities live a huge group of strange cave-dwelling creatures.
When sight-seers, outdoors savvies, and other Cape Range tourists visit Cape Range they are reminded that Cape Range is the only elevated limestone range on the North-Western Coast of Western Australia. These ranges plateau to as high as 314 metres.
Visitors of Western Australia should also note that the name of the coral reef formation most noticeable in the Cape Range area is that of the Ningaloo Marine Park. This reef is located approximately 1200 kilometres north of the capital city of Perth. Ningaloo Reef is thought of to be just as spectacular as the ever-popular Great Barrier Reefs of Australia.
The Ningaloo Reef is part barrier and part fringing reef, and contains quite an array of interesting local marine life within its waters. Each mini-reef which is a part of the Ningaloo reef system extends from a few metres to 200 metres offshore. The Ningaloo covers a total of 5000 square kilometres of ocean.
The flowing stream of warm water that flows south from along the coast line helps extend this reef further than most in Australia. This warm water current is commonly referred to as the Leeuwin Current (The Lioness Current). The Ningaloo reef system runs parallel to Cape Range Peninsula.
One marine life that is unique to this area is the Whale Shark, which is the world largest fish. This fish is only located in a few other places in the world. Visitors can take boat trips out to swim with these large fishy creatures.
Another regular visitor of the Ningaloo area of Cape Range is the Humpback Whale which migrates from the Southern Ocean. Efforts are being made to preserve the entire Cape Range area, and thus the creation of Cape Range National Park.
Cape Range National Park contains within in it an abundant array of other wildlife as well. Other animals that live in the Cape Range area include the Red Kangaroo, Rock Wallaby (as mentioned earlier), Mollusc, Green Turtles, Euros, and Goannas. Varieties of snakes and birds live here as well, along with over 630 species of flowering plants which cover an area of 218,000 hectares.
Cape Range NP was established in 1964. Before this time the first European Settler to arrive in this area was Mr. Thomas Carter, who opened a Pastoral station in 1889. There is a strong belief that Aboriginal occupation of this area extended back to a time of at least $30,000 years.
Visitors who take a trip to the Cape Range area are not only visiting a national park, but they also have become a part of the history of this area. Quite a bit more information is available that pertains to the Cape Range Area.