- Approximately 72 hours
- Some unsealed roads
- Some bitumen roads
- Cafe / Shop on journey
- Start: The Stars Descend | Fitzgerald | Sunday 26 March 2023
The Stars Descend self-drive tour: Ravensthorpe to Kalgoorlie
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 4 unfolds in the whispering theatre of a sheoak grove. The stars enter the Fitzgerald Biosphere and sense the preciousness of this place and its complex past. Here they dissolve into the water and enter the plants, the animals, the humans and the birds. Exploring the tension between time and seasons, this chapter features the music of Azariah Felton, a rising talent in the world of sound design. Choreographed by First Nations choreographers, Simon Stewart and Rachael Colmer, this performance contains the tipping point of our story.
On Sunday 26 March 2023, the buses depart Hopetoun at 1.30pm and the Ravensthorpe Entertainment Centre at 3pm to take people to the Performance Site, a beautiful farm being restored for wildlife in Wudjari Country.
From Ravensthorpe to Kalgoorlie there are two journey options – a gravel road and bitumen road option – but both will take you through the Great Western Woodlands, an internationally significant area of almost 16 million hectares. It is recognised as the largest and most intact temperate (or medium rainfall) woodland remaining on the planet.
The Stars Descend | Fitzgerald | Sunday 26 March 2023
Chapter 4 (Fitzgerald) of The Stars Descend in Ravensthorpe
Barrens Lookout and Barrens Beach
Barrens Lookout is on a ‘wave cut bench’ – a relic of an ancient ocean. Marvel at incredible plant diversity in this quartzite landscape. Many plants here occur only in this area - tread carefully.
Dabungool Cultural Experiences
While in Kepa Kurl Nyungar Boodja (Esperance), take a tour to learn about Wudjari Nyungar history and heritage, including traditional and local knowledge of seasonal plants and bush foods.
Woodlands Cultural, Community and Visitor Centre, Norseman
The Centre includes murals, interpretive displays and imagery about the Shire of Dundas, covering the central Great Western Woodlands area and east to the Nullarbor Plain.