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The town of Jerramungup was established in 1953 as a war service settlement area and gazetted in 1957. Though only a relatively young farming and agriculture region, the area is rich in history and proud of its heritage.
Jerramungup is the western gateway to Fitzgerald River National Park – one of the largest national parks in Australia. Here, you can explore a botanical wonderland of rare plants and marvel at one of the greatest shows on Earth as southern right whales come to shore to calve.
To reach the farming community of Jerramungup and enjoy an authentic country town experience, drive five hours south from Perth, or take a one hour 15 minute flight from Perth to Albany and then take the two hour drive east.
Fitzgerald River National Park is Jerramungup’s 329,000 hectare backyard – a biodiversity hotspot that’s home to nearly 20 per cent of all the plant species in Western Australia.
Explore the varied and spectacular landscapes in a four wheel drive, take to the river in a canoe or bushwalk among 1,800 beautiful, bizarre and rare plants species, many of which can only be found within the park.
In spring, the landscape is a glorious kaleidoscope of vivid wildflowers, while in winter you can view the southern right whales from the cliffs at Point Ann and Trigelow Beach as they come in to the secluded bays of the whale nursery to calve. It’s also one of only three places in Australia where you can see large numbers of these gentle giants and their playful babies so close to shore.
Hit the Jerramungup Heritage Trail to immerse yourself in local history, taking in the Old Powerhouse, the former War Service Office and Major Colin Cameron’s plaque in Roe Park, which was named after John Septimus Roe, the first Surveyor General. You’ll also see Jerramungup Town Hall, known as ‘Root Pickers Hall’ as it was paid for by volunteers picking mallee roots.
As an agricultural district, Jerramungup is known as a hub for sheep farming, wool and grain production, but it’s also famed for its fresh water crayfish. Be sure to taste this local delicacy during your stay – you’ll find a range of hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and caravan park accommodation to choose from.
FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK
Situated on the edge of Jerramungup and covering 329,039 hectares, this national park is one of the largest botanically significant national parks in Australia. It has been UNESCO Biosphere Reserve-listed since 1978. This internationally recognises the park’s balance between conserving biological diversity, promoting economic development and maintaining cultural values.
The park has extremely diverse flora and fauna, featuring more than 1,800 known species of plants, 75 of which are
endemic to this area. There are 22 mammal, 41 reptile, 12 frog and over 200 bird species including the endangered ground parrot, living in the park.
There are a number of walk trails from 1 hour to 3 hours, as well as overnight walks. You are required to register with the ranger if you take an overnight journey. Most attractions can be reached on 2WD unsealed roads as well as quite a few 4WD trails.
Ranger: Murray Road, Gairdner 9837 1022.
Ranger: Quiss Road, Jacup 9835 5043.
Named after Surveyor General John Septimus Roe, the park is located in the centre of town with playground, picnic and electric BBQ facilities available for use by the
public. A memorial plaque to War Service Land Services Supervisor, Major Colin Cameron, can found in the south east corner of the park. The plaque commemorates, Major
Cameron’s integral role overseeing the rapid development of Jerramungup as a war service land settlement.
Jerramungup Bed and Breakfast 9835 1662
Jerramungup Caravan Park 9835 1174
Jerramungup Motel 9835 1011
Quaalup Homestead 9537 4124
Jerramungup Roadhouse 9835 1159
Jerramungup Hotel 9835 1011
Tobruk Traders 9835 1612
Shire of Jerramungup, Vasey Street Jerramungup. 9835 1022
Jerramungup Tourist Centre 9835 1630 Located at the Jerramungup CRC, 8-10 Tobruk Road, Jerramungup. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am–4.00pm.