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L ocated on the South Coast Highway between Albany and Esperance / Kepa Kurl, the Shire of Ravensthorpe is located within the stunning Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast. The internationally recognised biosphere reserve is brimming with undiscovered wilderness and easily one of the state’s best kept secrets. It is the gateway to one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia — Fitzgerald River National Park. Two thirds of the Shire of Ravensthorpe is natural bushland, made up of the national park, the Ravensthorpe Range and reserves — 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. RAVENSTHORPE 509km south-east of Perth Begn at Ravensthorpe Silos followed by a visit to the visitor centre and museum, before venturing upon scenic drives around the stunning Ravensthorpe. Discover the highlights of the area when exploring…

Ravensthorpe Silos

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landscape. A map of their location and explanation of each work is available on KukenarupMemorial and HeritageWalk This memorial and heritage walk is a place for reflection and is one of the first memorials of its kind in Australia to acknowledge the tragic past and help move towards reconciliation. PUBLIC Silo Trail Visible for miles around, the 25m high mural by renowned artist Amok Island, showcases the flowering cycle of a banksia, native to the region and is part of the Public Silo Trail by FORM.

for natural attractions, scenic drives and walks. With geological complexity, an abundance of plants, wildflowers and fauna, it has the most eucalyptus species for its size in the world. The rugged range has seemingly endless unspoiled bushland stretching 45km from Ravensthorpe to Kundip. The range is accessible by all vehicles along Archer Drive although 4WD is required to access the remainder of the Range Top Drive. Enjoy sweeping views and picnic spots from Archer Drive Lookout, along Mt Short Scenic Drive and Mt Madden Scenic Drive. FarmGate Art Trail The Farm Gate Art Trail is a great selection of sculptures made from farm scrap metal, dotted around the

Railway Heritage Walk Trail Immerse yourself in this four-section

The Ravensthorpe Range The Ravensthorpe Range is a haven

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