- Fitzgerald River National Park
Fitzgerald River is a national park in
Western Australia( Australia), 419 km southeast of Perth, in the Shire of Ravensthorpe.
A national park including the Barren Mountains and Eyre Range and the
Fitzgerald River. It incorporates the Fitzgerald Biosphere. There are 62 plant species which are unique to the 3,299 km² (1,274 mi²) park and a further 48 are rarely found elsewhere.
Within the National Park is the Quaalup Homestead that was built in the area
1858by the Wellstead Family. In 1890, the Hassell familytook over the pastoral leaseand the homestead.
The park can be accessed from the Western side via
Bremer Bay, or from the Eastern Side via Hopetoun. The central area of the park is only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle or on foot.
Many of the peaks in the park are off limits to climbers to prevent the spread of
root rotfrom Phytophthora.
*"Area:" 3299 km²
*"Date of establishment:" 1973
*"Managing authorities:" Department of Conservation and Land Management
*"IUCN category:" II
Protected areas of Western Australia
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