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Pithara is a small wheatbelt town near Dalwallinu, about 240km north of Perth, where the dollars generated through tourism associated with the wildflowers which bloom in spring are becoming increasingly important to the local economy.

This area is also renowned for its wattle trees, celebrated in Dalwallinu with 'Wattle Week' in September. Pithara certainly has its share of the thousands of different wildflower varieties which flourish in WA, many of them unique to the state, and many of which have yet to be catalogued.

WA's wildflowers have evolved over many millions of years in response to three major influences: the early isolation of Australia from the rest of the world; the secondary isolation of WA from the rest of the world and cycles of wet and increasingly arid conditions.

The first graziers in the Pithara district were Benedictine monks from New Norcia who shepherded sheep on vast pastoral leases taken up in the 19th century. However, the first European settlers didn"t arrive until 1907 with the primary ambition of growing wheat.

In 1910, land was opened up for selection and the first crops were sown. These pioneers demonstrated tremendous strength and diligence and endured harsh conditions until they established their crops and their farms. The permanent service towns have survived along the railway line which was completed in 1914.

Pithara: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dalwallinu Remnant Bushland

The natural areas of bush at Dalwallinu Remnant Bushland present a changing pattern during the spring, with most years offering a profusion of wildflowers during the months of August, September and October. From pink, white and lemon everlastings, the vivid colour of the local grevilleas, damperia, spectacular 'Wreath Flower' and the profusion of the yellow to orange wattles throughout the countryside are a photographers dream and a budding botanists paradise.

The area is regarded as the 'Gateway to World of Wattles' with eco tourism becoming a great attraction to the area with the recognition that this bushland boasts the most species of Wattles (Acacias) to be found in any one place in the world. They flower most of the year but blooming reaches its maximum during the months of August and September producing a yellow landscape.

During the second week of September a Wattle Festival offers the visitor the opportunity to sample bush cuisine with bush foods including the wattle seed.

Great Northern Highway
Dalwallinu, WA, 6609

Located 9.6K from Pithara

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