Tourist Information Distributors Australia
Tourist Information Distributors Australia
Sea to Outback
Exploring the Eyre Highway. Across the Nullarbor

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Ravensthorpe, nestled in the Ravensthorpe Range, and Hopetoun, the eastern gateway to Fitzgerald River National Park are in the midst of native bushland with beautiful scenery. The bush blooms all year round and the diversity of wildflowers in spring are glorious. There are a number of drive trails. No small area in Australia (possibly the world) can claim more species. The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show (first two weeks in September) displays more than 700 different species.

Gold and copper mines operated at Ravensthorpe in the early 1800s. Fine historic buildings, old smelters and headframes remain. A railway once connected the port of Hopetoun. There is an amazing diversity of mineralised rocks around Ravensthorpe. The area is again experiencing mining activity with nickel mining projects being developed.


The small seaside village of Hopetoun is just a short half hour drive away. The pristine beaches are well known for great fishing. Hopetoun is the eastern entrance to the magnificent Fitzgerald River National Park.

The Fitzgerald River National Park

The Fitzgerald River National Park is an internationally recognised Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO. Diverse landscapes, protected beaches, rugged sea cliffs, steep ranges and extensive plains are all to be enjoyed. It is one of the largest (329,039 ha) and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. More kinds of animals live in the park than in any other reserve in south western Australia. There are 184 bird species and wildflowers are abundant in spring. Whales can be sighted in season.


Jerramungup, the western gateway to the Fitzgerald River National Park, is the hub of the grain and sheep production area. The community began as a war service settlement in 1953. Lions Park, adjacent to the Tourist Information Centre has shady trees with electric BBQs and picnic facilities.