Cruising along the Fitzgerald Coast may teach you a thing or two about appreciating all the small things
I chatted to my dad as we cruised around Western Australia’s Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast. With slight irony, I couldn’t help but think of the old saying that teaches us to slow down and appreciate the beauty of life. It was particularly apt for this part of the world that is in a constant state of bloom.
WA’s southern coastal area is a visual treat. The far-flung region includes towns Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe, Munglinup, and the botanical hotspot that is Fitzgerald River National Park. Taking advantage of its UNESCO status as a Biosphere Reserve, it has altered its name change to reflect its claim to fame as one of the world’s most botanically diverse hotspots, home to over 1800 unique flora species. And things in the region only get more vibrant come springtime when the wildflowers showcase their colours to dazzle and delight.
Although it may be some effort to get to the southern edge of the state — some 500km south-east of Perth — it’s well-worth the journey to see the region’s wilderness, lofty mountains, and pristine coastline.
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