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Discover the rich colours of Carnamah, revealed in its pioneering heritage, striking murals and one of the best wildflower shows in the State - showcasing over 600 varieties of unique and dazzling Western Australian wildflowers.

Following the Great North Highway from Perth, you can reach Carnamah in under four hours. From here, you're only a 45 minute drive from Eneabba and more wildflower country, or a one and a half hour drive to the white sandy beaches of Leeman. In August and September, a drive along the Everlastings Trail will reward you with epic wildflower country scenery as blankets of pink, yellow and cream flowers stretch to the horizon.

You can catch the wildflowers at any time of the year in Carnamah - there's always something in bloom. But Mother Nature puts on her finest displays between August and December, with nearby Tathra National Park being one of the closest hotspots.

Living up to its title as a Painted Road town, Carnamah displays a series of murals depicting the region's pioneering history, including works entitled Drover's Rest, Sale Oh and Macpherson's View.

Beside these murals sits a collection of heritage-listed buildings, turning a stroll through town into a journey through time. If you happen to be here on a Friday afternoon, stop by at the Carnamah Museum to marvel at its pioneer treasures, from historic farming machinery to photos and domestic items.

Heading one kilometre to the east of town, you'll reach the stone-built MacPherson Homestead (circa 1869). Originally the home of the MacPherson family and a rest-stop for travellers, today it's listed by the National Trust and offers visitors an insight into early settler life.

Another short trip from town takes you to Yarra Yarra Lakes - the remains of an ancient river system that has created a series of shimmering salt lakes. From the lookouts, you can take in the colours of the seasons, from pink in the dry summer months to blues after winter rains.

For your overnight stay, soak up a little history at the hotel-motel, or pull into a camping bay at the caravan park.

Carnamah

Carnamah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Carnamah-Eneabba Wildflower Drive


The Carnamah-Eneabba Wildflower Drive provides one of the largest and most spectacular wildflower displays in Western Australia. Allow an hour or more to enjoy the self-drive tour and appreciate the beauty of the natural floral exhibition and the photographic opportunities along the route.

The drive ranges from the picturesque coastal town of Coolimba through to the rural town of Carnamah.

Coolimba is situated on the western side of the Indian Ocean Drive on the Coolimba Eneabba Road. Coolimba offers a variety of water activities such as swimming and snorkelling.

From Coolimba, follow the Coolimba Eneabba Road (crossing the Indian Ocean Drive) through to the Brand Highway. Turn left and travel north on the highway for approximately two kilometres then turn right onto Eneabba Three Springs Road. Turn right onto the Carnamah Eneabba Road until you reach the town of Carnamah.

Just three hours drive north of Perth, the Carnamah-Eneabba Wildflower Drive will be sure to delight flora enthusiasts and with more than 180 species of fauna in the region.




Shire of Carnamah,
MacPherson Street
Carnamah, WA, 6517

Located 4.0K from Carnamah

Coorow Farm Wildflower Trail


The Coorow Farm is situated one kilometre from the town centre and is host to a variety of wildflowers including orchids, everlastings and natives. Wildflower times are between July and October annually depending on weather patters. The trail around the farm can be either walked or driven and is free entry.

Also found on the Coorow Farm is the site of the original settlers of Coorow, the Long Family Homestead. William and Sara Long first settled the area in 1862 raising sheep and horses. The horses were shipped to Singapore, where they were used by the British forces, and the wool was taken by dray to Dongara and Perth. The ruins of their homestead can be seen on the final leg of the trail approximately 550 metres from the exit to Coorow Latham Road.

Brochures including map and locations can be found at the Coorow Community Resource Center or the Shire of Coorow Office, both on Main Street.




Coorow Latham Road
Coorow, WA, 6515

Located 21.6K from Carnamah

Coorow Wildflower Drive


The extensive display of vibrant colour along the Coorow Wildflower Drive is a breathtaking sight to see. Renowned for the overabundance of wildflowers, you will not be able to take your eyes off Mother Nature's work at its best. There are many opportunities for you to stop and capture the scenic views on camera.

Meander through the bushland of Alexander Morrison National Park to see the wildflowers close up and keep an eye out for the occasional kangaroo, emu or kookaburra. For the more adventurous, explore various limestone caves throughout the park.

Situated just three hours' drive north of Perth, the wildflowers of Coorow will be in full bloom between late July and early October. If time permits, try to include a visit to the idyllic coastal town of Green Head or the fishing town of Leeman. Relax on the pristine beaches or take a boat out to try and catch the illusive "Big One".




Shire of Coorow
Coorow, WA, 6515

Located 22.0K from Carnamah

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