#PlacesOfNRM – Hi Vallee Farm

Hi Vallee Farm is a 2,000 hectare sheep and wheat farm located approximately 250 kilometres north of Perth, near Badgingarra.

The property is run by Don and Joy Williams – who have ensured that one-fifth of the land has been left untouched as native vegetation. This area contains some of the greatest botanical diversity in the world – with the native vegetation containing many rare and priority flora – rendering it of very high conservation value.

The vegetation of the Northern Kwongan Sandplains is known Australia-wide and further afield throughout the world for its particularly high floristic diversity and levels of endemism. The area surrounding the remnant Kwongan vegetation complex contains a gently undulating landscape of low hills and rises, with the remnant vegetation block itself containing a very prominent upland area with ‘break-aways’.

The property has a range of simple camping facilities – with chemical toilets and showers – and visitors are able to enjoy the farm experience, go bush-walking or bird-watching, or to take a wildflower tour with local experts.

There is also a field guide book which can be purchased which documents more than 520 native plant species that occur in the Northern Kwongan area. Information on weeds, native animals, and some fungi, lichens and mosses as observed on the farm are also included in the book.

Booking is essential prior to visiting the farm. To make a reservation, please visit the website here.

 

Source: Hi Vallee Farm and Shire of Dandaragan.

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