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Parks, Sites & Trails in Wheatbelt

Places To Go in Farmstay Country


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Alexander Morrison National Park

Explore the incredible diversity of endemic wildflowers at Alexander Morrison National Park.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:Walking

Description

Named after Alexander Morrison (1849-1913) who was the first official Western Australian government botanist in the Bureau of Agriculture between 1897-1906, it was declared a National Park in 1970. 

Note that there are no facilities in the park. 

Aug - Nov is best for wildflowers. 

Image credit: http://wildflowercountry.com.au

Coorow Farm Wildflower Trail

Walk or drive along this wildflower trail starting from the Coorow Farm.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:Walking

Description

The 5 km circular driving route travels through the historic Coorow Farm. The community-run project is looked after by local farmers who sow one half of Coorow Farm for harvest and leave the other half wild, encouraging wildflowers to grow. The unsealed road is suitable for all vehicles and offers an early exit for those towing caravans. A short 1.2 km circular Bart Mailey Memorial Walk is located in the bushland section of the farm for those that prefer to explore on foot.

Holleton

Approximately 80km east of Narembeen lies the old gold mining townsite of Holleton. For the traveller who enjoys a little nostalgia or history, this is a site for you.

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Description

However, extreme caution should be taken as the numerous mines could be dangerous.

Lake Grace Lookout

From the Lake Grace Lookout, 10km west of the Post Office is the panoramic view of the North and South Lake System.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

The striking feature of Lake Grace is the abundance of salt lakes along the ancient river systems, therefore the common name for the area is the Lakes District. Numerous lakes occur in their natural bush state in reserves.````The Lake Grace Lookout is located 10km west of Lake Grace towards Dumbleyung. With panoramic views across the North and South Lakes system, which is 50km long and up to 7kms wide. Under the salty surface there is an estimated 19 million tonnes of gypsum.````On the Lake Grace lakes west edge is a small but sealed car pull off bay with seating available.

Lake Yealering

A place of water and trees, Yealering is situated 221 kms S/E of Perth. The beautiful Lake, headwater of the Avon River, is uniquely located next to the town.

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  • Activities:Canoeing,Walking
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Caravan Site,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

A pleasant three hour drive through Dale Forest and into rolling wheat and sheep country will bring you to Yealering from Perth. Accommodation: A well appointed Caravan Park, and two storey Hotel. Counter meals are served, and bookings taken for dining room. In the Yealering Store is a unique display of enlarged historic photographs. The Lake and surrounds attract many varieties of bird life. A landscaped swimming area, canoeing and water sports can all be enjoyed. In spring wildflowers make their appearance on three sides of the town. A modern function centre which overlooks the lake can be hired.

Mullewa Wildflower Walk

Walking trail in Mullewa bushland showcasing species of West Australian wildflowers.

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  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:Walking

Description

The 2.82 km walk begins in Lovers Lane, across the road from the Mullewa Caravan Park and takes approximately 45-70 minutes to complete. The walk is well signposted with information on the most common wildflower species. 

Roe Lookout

Named after John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General who led an expedition eastwards from York in October 1836.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

Wakemans Lake

Picturesque location with bird life in abundance.

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  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

Situated approx. 13km east of the Narembeen townsite, this lake has undergone major volunteer work to harvest water back into the natural lake, (water level is dependent upon seasonal rainfall). During the Summer months the lake is a hive of activity with ski boats and water pursuits popular with locals and visitors. Kids playground, BBQ and toilet facilities are available. This is a picturesque location, with abundant bird life. Before entering the lake with boats, please contact Brendon or Anita Parsons, Ph: 9061 8080 with boat insurance details. 

Wave Rock

One of Australia's biggest waves is also the furthest from any ocean - Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Points of Interest,Unique Wonders
  • Activities:Caving,Walking

Description

 Over 2,700 million years in the making, today it's a popular tourist destination.

Located near the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, getting there from Perth is a pleasant 340-kilometre drive (approximately three to four hours) through picturesque rolling farmlands to wide vistas of wheat and canola fields.

This 110-metre long multi-coloured granite cliff is shaped remarkably like a huge wave about to crash onto the bush. Pose on the rock face and surf the giant wave or see it from a different perspective by following the walk trails around the base and over the top.

After winter rains, you'll be surrounded by a sea of dazzling colour as Western Australian wildflowers bloom in their billions.

Nearby, a collection of over 450 ancient rock paintings cover the walls of Mulka's Cave, telling the story of a local Aboriginal legend.

Just outside Hyden, the wildlife park invites you to meet its koalas and white kangaroos, with the Wildflower Shop and Cafe offering souvenirs and refreshments.
 

Wildflowers Of The Mid West

For carpets of colourful wildflowers there's no better place than Western Australia's Mid West region.

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  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens,Lookouts
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities

Description

Mullewa comes to life in late winter and spring when carpets of colourful wildflowers appear in the bushland and road side. Amongst the many varieties of wildflowers is the famous Wreath Flower, which is unique to the Mullewa area.

There’s also pink, white and yellow Everlastings and a Pom-Pom version, which is as equally beautiful. If you can’t make it out to see all of the wildflowers, Mullewa has an annual Wildflower Show in late August which features all of the region’s blooms under one roof.

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