Forrestania Plots - WA

  Camp Free


DEG: -32.415279 119.533607
DMS: 32º 24' 55.01" S 119º 32' 0.99" E
UTM: 50 H 6410707mN 738261mE
Altitude: 374.34m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Free


350.07kms East of Perth - Driving 397 km (5 hours 50 mins)

Address & Contact

Hyden Norseman Rd
Forrestania WA 6359
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A


This is a marked site (4) on the Granite Woodlands Discovery Trail on the Hyden- Norseman Rd. Would make a great campsite for anyone including very large groups with tracks beyond leading to good clearings large shady trees.

The site was established in 1959 with 10 experimental 10 acres sites with a view to establishing a civilian land settlement. The trial plots were operation until 1966. A chain of rainfall gauges proved that the rainfall was the same as for Hyden and eventually the Hyden Progress Association, under the supervision of the Narrogin Agricultural Department, stated they were very successful and the area was declared suitable for extended settlement, however there were too many constraints for the new land farmers. Basic infrastructure establishment costs, inadequate roads for vehicles, unreliable water supplies, no railway, and slow take up of land by settlers led to its demise.
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Closest Weather Station

Hyden at 13/09:00am WST
Distance from Forrestania Plots 59.66km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Forrestania Plots 59.66km W
Mean Max. °C33.633.030.025.720.817.416.417.520.324.728.431.8
Mean Min. °C15.515.814.
Mean Rain mm19.519.320.123.539.049.347.740.527.721.618.915.1

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