Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23
HIGHLIGHTS to see & do • World’s Largest Lollipop The world’s biggest freestanding lollipop is the newest addition to the main streetscape of Ravensthorpe. The 7.3m tall and 4m wide structure is located on Morgan Street, creating another must-see icon following the fantastic Silo Art. • Farm Gate Art Trail is a great selection of sculptures made from farm scrap metal, dotted around the landscape. A map of their location and explanation of each work is available on fitzgeraldcoast. com.au reflection and is one of the first memorials of its kind in Australia to acknowledge the tragic past and help move towards reconciliation. • The Ravensthorpe Silos display • Kukenarup Memorial and Heritage Walk is a place for artwork following the flowering cycle of a banksia, native to the region. World-renowned artist Amok Island created the mural throughout August and September 2016, taking 31 days to create the 25m high mural that is visible for miles in every direction. Part of the Silo Trail, this project was brought to Ravensthorpe by CBH and FORM - not to be missed. return. Wildflowers, picturesque sweeping farmland views from the Ravensthorpe Range. • Elverdton Road wildflowers line the south side of the road and 15km from Ravensthorpe. Ethel Daw lookout is breathtaking. • Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show , held mid-September each year, has more than 700 labelled species on display. Enjoy a packed program that includes guided wildflower walks, 4WD tag-along tours, Devonshire teas, local art exhibitions and entertainment. Visit wildflowersravensthorpe.org.au for more information. • Mt Short Scenic Drive 40km return, allow two hours. Highest point in Ravensthorpe Range 452m, picnicking, wildflowers, scenery, old gold mine, climb Mt Short. 63 ... / continued overleaf • Archer Drive Lookout 30km
RAVENSTHORPE Scenic drives in Ravensthorpe will be a highlight of your trip and should start with a visit to the Ravensthorpe Silos followed by a visit to the Museum. The Ravensthorpe Range is a must to explore. With geological complexity, an abundance of plants, wildflowers and fauna, it is one of 34 recognised global biodiversity ‘hot spots’; the only one of its kind in Australia. The rugged range has seemingly endless unspoiled bushland that stretches for about 45km from north of town in a south-easterly direction to Kundip. Be mindful of wildlife while exploring with kangaroos, emus and Mallee fowl never far away. Ravensthorpe has an extensive history of exploration and mining activity. Historically referred to as the Phillips River Goldfield, more than 90 gold and copper mines have operated at one time or another in the range since the 1890s. Today there are two mines in operation sourcing lithium, nickel, cobalt, spodumene and pegmatite with a third mine sourcing gold, silver and copper due to start soon. Agriculture extends over and past the range and is approximately one-third of the Ravensthorpe Shire. The productive farmland produces a variety of produce including: wheat, oats, barley, lupins, canola, field peas, beans, wool, cattle and sheep. The Ravensthorpe Museum and Visitor Centre located on Morgan Street, staffed by volunteers with a wealth of local knowledge has a range of fantastic and comprehensive displays on the history of the region. Here you can pick up visitor information, brochures and maps for local hot spots and the surrounding region as well as find a great retail shop with local crafts, products and books.
HIGHLIGHTS to see & do • Camp at one of our fantastic camp sites. • Fish off the town jetty and take in those magic WA sunsets. • Wander through the wildflower walk trails. • Enjoy the lagoons at 12 Mile Beach. • Jump off the pontoon and kayak, swim or snorkel in Mary Ann Haven. • Have a romantic picnic at one of the many stunning and secluded beaches. • Explore the coastline at Mason Bay and Starvation Bay. • Go bird watching in the Fitzgerald River National Park or surrounding reserves. • Take in the picturesque sunrise and clean air as you go for an early morning walk on the beach. • Go beach fishing and catch a delicious fish for dinner. accessible by gravel roads. The Southern Ocean Road skirts the shoreline and has several coastal lookouts and access points to beaches, many of which have quiet lagoons for bathing and fishing.
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