Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

fitzgerald Biosphere Coast

Quoin Head

HOPETOUN Hopetoun is surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, abundant pristine white beaches and is the perfect setting for a relaxed, all-year round holiday. A perfect destination for anyone wanting a quiet, refreshing holiday without the crowds or ideal nature- based family-friendly destination. Many visitors come in September to April to enjoy the pristine beaches, the picturesque scenery, the abundance of water activities and the easy access to the Fitzgerald River National Park. Hopetoun boasts 200km of magnificent and accessible white sandy beaches, great for boating, windsurfing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing and whale watching. There are excellent bush walking and wildflower trails and the town centre offers great cafes and shops. Be sure to check out McCulloch Park, just a stone’s throw from the grassed foreshore with gas BBQ, picnic shelters, play equipment, replica railway station and jumping pillow. The park provides hours of entertainment for the whole family. The sealed Hamersley Drive and its many good 2WD spur roads give easy road access to 25kms of pristine beaches and the entrance to the Fitzgerald River National Park. East of Hopetoun, the beaches are remarkably

Upcoming Events Hopetoun Summer Festival January 2022 Hopetoun Annual Fishing Competition 5 March 2022 Ravensthorpe Enduro Club Peak Charles Ride July school holidays Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and Spring Festival 12-24 September 2022 Ravensthorpe Enduro Club Rat Run (Motocross) October each year 1. Explore the beautiful wilderness and wildflowers of the Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast. 2. Visit one of the largest wildflower displays and enjoy the festivities during the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show. 3. Explore the many 4WD tracks and historical and nature-based walk trails. 4. Climb East Mt Barren and enjoy the 360° views. 5. Enjoy a relaxing paddle on the scenic Phillips River Canoe Trail. 6. Whale and dolphin watch from one of the many land-based viewing platforms. 7. Take a selfie in front of the incredible artwork on the Ravensthorpe Silos. 8. Camp under the night sky and enjoy your million-star accommodation. 9. Hike the world-class Hakea Walk Trail, camping at Whalebone in the Fitzgerald River National Park. 10. Swim, snorkel or fish in the pristine waters off one of the many squeaky white sandy beaches. For more information, visit or contact the Ravensthorpe Shire or Visitor Centre. HIGHLIGHTS to see & do

Hopetoun, Munglinup & Ravensthorpe

The Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast is located on the South Coast Highway between Albany and Esperance. Home to the Fitzgerald River National Park and an abundance of flora and fauna all year round, visitors will love exploring this botanical wonderland. Two thirds of the Ravensthorpe Shire is natural bushland, made up of the Fitzgerald River National Park and the Ravensthorpe Range and reserves, all of which are rich in geology and native flora and fauna, including many rare species unique to the area. The coastal scenery of Hopetoun and Munglinup is spectacular, with grand headlands and pristine beaches unique to the south east of WA. The diverse landscape with stretches of coast and unspoiled wilderness provides a variation of rocks and soil nutrients to promote 2,500 species of plants; the region is reputed to have more plants for its size than any other similarly sized area in the world. The Fitzgerald Biosphere retained its UNESCO status as the most significant flora reserve in the world with an expanded boundary covering an area of 1.5M hectares to capture the full biodiversity of the region.

Farm Gate Art Trail

62 | Esperance & the Southern Coast |

Hamersley Inlet

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