- Approximately 72 hours
- Some unsealed roads
- Some bitumen roads
- Cafe / Shop on journey
- Start: The Stars Descend | Borongur | Friday 23 March 2023
The Stars Descend self-drive tour - Porongurup Range to Ravensthorpe
The Stars Descend is a vast trail of dance performances about climate action and hope, unfolding over five regional locations from 17 March – 1 April, 2023.
Performances in spectacular outdoor settings will celebrate the rich biodiversity and ongoing restoration along the Gondwana Link’s 1000km ecological pathway.
Chapter 3 of The Stars Descend with sunset on the Porongurup Range, when the stars surface out of the ancient granite and enter the mauve sky. Here they meet the birdsong before gently falling into the water and floating towards the Fitzgerald Biosphere.
Created by the powerful First Nations choreographer, Sonya Stephen with sound design by Andy O’Neil, the performance ends with a community celebration at Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve hosted by Friends of Porongurup Range.
After the performance the journey through to Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald River region is across some of the botanically richest hotpots within the larger south-west hotspot. It’s an ever-changing kaleidoscope of Mallee, kwongkan (heathland), woodland and wetlands.
The Stars Descend | Borongur | Friday 23 March 2023
Chapter 3 (Borongur) of The Stars Descend at Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve, Porongurup Range
Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve
Nestled between the Porongurups and Stirling Ranges, Twin Creeks is a community owned conservation reserve - purchased and managed by the Friends of the Porongurup Range.
Gondwana Link Sculpture
The Gondwana Link Sculpture is on Knights Rd, on the Twin Creek Conservation Reserve. It is part of a broader Genestreams Songlines Sculptures Project.
Kukenarup Memorial Site
Just off the highway is this moving memorial to a terrible massacre of First Nations people in 1880.
Ethel Daw Lookout, via Ethel Daw Drive
The lookout is on the Ravensthorpe Range which has spectacular plant diversity and provides a vital habitat linkage. Views to the Great Western Woodlands and the Fitzgerald River National Park.