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Ravensthorpe - Cities, Towns and Localities

Located just over 550 km southeast of Perth, Ravensthorpe is situated in the scenic Fitzgerald Coast and provides the ideal place to stay from which to visit the surrounding region.

A nature lovers paradise, the region is renowned for the ancient ranges, rocky hills, river valleys, estuaries and inlets. With its rich geology, national parks, reserves and bushland it has extensive range of local flora and fauna, with many rare species of plants and animals.

With wildflowers seen all year round, they are at the most spectacular between August to November. September provides the best annual flower show event, when the region is bursting in flowers and the festival provides opportunity for visitors to discover all about the local flora and their names, when over 800 local species are labelled and put on display.
 

Check out our listing for Ravensthorpe accommodation, Fitzgerald Coast Region accommodation and Goldfields-Esperance accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Visitors Centre and Museum
Morgan Street
RAVENSTHORPE WA 6346
Ph: 08 9838 1277
 

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Ravensthorpe Attractions

Wildflowers
• With wildflowers seen all year round, they are at the most spectacular between August to November throughout the region. September is when the local annual wildflower event - a festival providing opportunity for visitors to discover all about the local flora and their names, with over 800 labelled species on display.
Ravensthorpe Historical Society Museum
• Morgans St, RAVENSTHORPE WA 6346
• Open 6 days a week
• The museum contains an array of memorabilia and relics relating to the mining, agriculture and local history. There is also an original miners' cottage set up, displaying the kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and children's artefacts and clothes.
The No 1 Rabbit-Proof Fence
• Constructed between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other pests out of farming areas, the rabbit-proof fence was the bases of the film, where 3 young Aboriginal girls in the late 1930s walked the length of the fence to make their way from captivity back to their families. Portions of the 1,822 km fence can be seen in the area around Ravensthorpe.
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Ravensthorpe Events

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Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
• Situated on Highway No. 1 Morgans St, RAVENSTHORPE WA 6346
• Contact: see website for details • Disabled accessible services.
• Annual event held in September • 5-19 September 2009 Daily from 9 am - 4 pm
• Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show has developed into one of the best annual shows in Western Australia. Possibly the largest number in the world of different species of named wildflowers are displayed, collected from one of the world’s richest biodiversity areas.

The spring festival event is jammed pack with activities from The Wildflower Shop, The Ravensthorpe Herbarium, Wildflower Expo and Market Day, spectacular drives and walks.

Devonshire Teas is available and provided by local fund raising organisations. The comfortable surroundings of the 106 year old Ravensthorpe Community Centre will make a refreshing 'tea break' for the weary traveller.

There is easy parking for coaches and wheelchair access. Check the website for details.

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Ravensthorpe Tours

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Eremia Camel Treks
• Hopetoun Rd (just 3 km east of Ravensthorpe)
• Ph: +61 8 9838 1092 • Mobile: 0427 381 092 • Email
• The Eremia Camel Farm is embraced by mallee and salmon gum woodland, 3 km east of Ravensthorpe on the Fitzgerald Coast, in Western Australia. The Camel Farm can be visited by appointment, seven days a week, and offers trekking between June and October around Ravensthorpe, and beach trekking near Hopetoun from December to April. Bush tucker is provided after treks.

The Camel Farm also hosts many other animals and boarding kennels for family pets.
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Ravensthorpe Distance

Distance to Ravensthorpe
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Ravensthorpe:
  Km
• Albany 292.4
• Bremer Bay 233.6
• Bunbury 496.2
• Busselton 529.2
• Denmark 339.8
• Esperance 187.6
• Fremantle 552.2
  Km
• Hopetoun 49.5
• Hyden 193.8
• Jerramungup 113.9
• Margaret River 572.0
• Manjimup 444.3
• Perth 553.6
• Walpole 405.4
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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