Located on the Eyre Highway, halfway between Norseman and Balladonia, is the settlement of Fraser Range. Fraser Range is an integral part of Western Australia's history and is the gateway to the state. It is surrounded by towering granite hills, the highest being Mt Pleasant (579m). Alongside the hills, that run from the north-east right down to the south-west, is the historic Fraser Range Station.
The Fraser Range area is home to the world's largest Eucalyptus Hardwood Forest. The blackbutt, salmon gum and gimlet trees are a spectacular sight, often 20 to 30 metres tall, they attract an amazing collection of wildlife to the region.
The Fraser Range Station was first settled in 1872, making the station the first to be founded in the Nullabor Plain area. The station is comprised of vast open grass flats, upon which the shepherds moved sheep over 100 years ago. The shepherds moved their herds from flat to flat before returning to the Fraser Range homestead for shearing annually.
There are a number of activities to partake in when visiting Fraser Range. These include bushwalking and orienteering around the scenic valleys and forests. There are a number of 4WD tours incorporating the operational farm station, the area's history and the flora and fauna of Fraser Range. There are also different traditional bush dinners held, showcasing the Damara meat that is famous in the area.
It is recommended you stay in Fraser Range as there is too much to see in for one day. You have the opportunity to stay 100 year old stone shearers residence. There are single and double rooms available. Fraser Range also has a great Camping and Caravan ground, which includes 24 hour power sites, clean 'A' grade toilets, laundry facilities and BBQs.
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