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Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show 10 - 23 September 2017

 

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Royal Hakea beside the board walk on East Mount Barren, Fitzgerald River National Park

Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show

Western Australia

2017 September 10 - 23

Open 9am - 4pm daily

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Ravensthorpe CBH grain silos

Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show

NEW VENUE - Ravensthorpe Town Hall - Dunn Street

Admission $5.00 adults, Children free

Wheelchair access available

Come and share the Spring beauty of the Ravensthorpe Range, the magnificent Hopetoun Coast and the Fitzgerald River and Frank Hann National Parks.

Over the last 35 years the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show has developed into one of the best 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 Ravensthorpe Herbarium, situated next door to the Wildflower Show, holds over 3000 botanical specimens collected from within the Ravensthorpe Shire. Experts on the local flowers are on hand each day for identification queries.

Devonshire Teas and warming soup are available each day, 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.

Quilt Shop, Soup and Devonshire teas available each day Ravensthorpe Community Centre ( The Red Room) 10am - 3pm

The Wildflower Show Shop offers many wildflower related books, cards and products, and features the work of local artists and crafts people, and DVDs with botanical information and photographs of over 200 different wildflowers for sale. There is also a brochure, available at the Visitors Centre and at the Wildflower Show, identifying 12 drives designed for viewing particular flowers. It is illustrated with stunning photographs and to accompany it, a beautifully illustrated handy reference with colour coded photos to help identify the individual wildflowers you find.

The Wildflower Show is entirely volunteer run - a supreme example of community colaboration.

The Official Opening of the Spring Festival 9th September 2017

Street Parade and Country Carnival

More details coming

   Gala Lunch with guest speaker Angus Stewart andMC Sabrina Hahn  Sunday 24th September

 Guided Wildflower Bush Walk click here for details

  4WD Wildflower Tag-Along Tours click here for details 

Quilt and Craft Displays - Ravensthorpe Community Centre 9am - 4pm

Dunnart Art Gallery Open              

Hopetoun Market 3rd Sept - Local Crafts, Food and Entertainment            

Springdale Courtyard Orchid Trail Walks Jerdacuttup River Hopetoun +6108 98383257 click here for details

The Railway Heritage Trail provides stunning walks in spring. It is made up of four sections along the old railway track between the towns of Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun. There are plaques identifying flora and fauna and historical sites along the way. The wildflowers in spring are spectacular. Brochures with maps of each section are available.

See links for details of maps, accommodation, Wildflower Expo, herbarium, products, contacts and much more....

More details on where to find wildflowers:

The 2016 Wildflower Show exhibited 625 different species, all picked from within the Shire of Ravensthorpe, 12,872 sq km. The added attractions of 4x4 Tag Along Tour and Guided Walk were greatly enjoyed, as were the daily Devonshire Teas and soup lunches provided by local community groups.

The wildflowers in their natural habitat continue to bloom well into October and in the northern reaches of the shire, around Lake King and Frank Hann National Park, the flowering increases in intensity towards the end of spring. See below for the best places to visit:

South Coast Highway, & Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun Road : Blue damperia, Cockies Tongues, yellow trumpet, Boronia crenulata. Native hibiscus, pink kunzia, yellow featherflower verticordia, Isopogen and orchids.

Hopetoun Road, Jerdacuttup Road, Springdale, Lakes road, dark red kangaroo paws, hovea, red leschenaultia, large wax flower, assorted pea flowers, cats paws, orchids, tinsel lilly, grass trees [blackboys], chittick, banksias of various kinds. Springdale Courtyard offers a Wildflower Walk—viewing Orchids.

Woodenup, Nindilbillup, Hayes Road and Elverdton Road offer splendid wildflowers.

Palarup Rock has a good show of orchids and wildflowers - see Mount Madden Scenic Drive Leaflet in the Visitor Centre for directions.

Fitzgerald River National Park from the area around the park entry and Culham Inlet - plenty of flowers can be seen within 10m of the roadside. Please note: The new road into the Fitzgerald River National Park is open except after rain. It is a spectacualr drive and the flowers in the park are looking fantastic. Please ask for information before experiencing disappointment at road closures.

Qualup Bell, Pimelia physodes, a shrub to 1m, commonly found with only a few bells, old plants may have up to 100 bells, can be seen at Archer Drive, Hamersley Drive & John Forrest Road (4WD) western side.

Royal Hakea, Hakea victoria a totem like structure and so many more flowers too numerous to mention along Hamersley Drive. Access via John Forest Road, Moir track (4WD can be closed after rain ring 98381277 for info) or Hamersley Drive (2WD) via South Coast Highway (43km west Ravensthorpe).

Visitors keen to walk around in the bush require clean footwear (preferably sprayed with 70% metho) to prevent dieback spread. Reptiles are active on the warm days, sturdy footwear and long clothing are suggested.

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Lady Scarlet by Sue Leighton

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Flame Grevillea

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4WD Tag-along Tour in the Ravensthorpe Range

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Banksia media

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Barrens Regelia

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Cowslip Orchids

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Western Tiny Blue Orchid

 
 

Photographs on this site are courtesy of and copyright to: Gai Downes, John Tucker, Helen Taylor, Dianne Burton, Christine Rowe & Richenda Goldfinch - Site design Richenda Goldfinch