In the deep south of WA, on the main inland road between Albany and Esperance, Jerramungup is a town surrounded by mixed farming ventures - primarily grain and sheep, with some cattle thrown in.
Jerramungup is adjacent to the wild and beautiful Fitzgerald River National Park, which was described as 'worthless' by some early explorers. But, today the park is renowned for its diverse and spectacular scenery and flora, which in turn supports a number of threatened animals.
Surrounding the inlets of the Gairdner, Fitzgerald and Hamersley rivers, between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun, lies one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world. More than 1800 beautiful and bizarre species of flowering plants, as well as a myriad of lichens, mosses and fungi, have been recorded in the park. This represents nearly 20 per cent of the total number of plant species in Western Australia, in an area that covers only a tiny fraction of the State.