Morawa is a sheep and wheat farming town right in the heart of wildflower country in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, four and a half hours’ drive north of Perth. From August to October, the region puts on a stunning display of colourful and unusual outback wildflowers, including orchids, native foxgloves, grevillea, acacias, wreath flowers and carpets of everlastings.
The area was first settled around 1905 and Morawa was declared a town in 1912. It was once home to the iron ore mine that supplied the first iron ore to be exported from Western Australia.
- Explore the old gaol, courthouse and windmill collection at the Morawa Museum.
- Take a look around the Church of the Holy Cross and The Old Presbytery.
- Check out the rock formations at Bilya Rock, Koolanook Springs and War Rock.
- Discover some interesting native plants and animals at the Koolanooka Mine Site.
Morawa accommodation options include a hotel/motel, a caravan park and two farm stays. The town also has a pub and a small shopping centre. Search Wheatbelt accommodation.
Contact Morawa Shire www.morawa.wa.gov.au or visit www.wildflowercountry.com.au for more information about Morawa accommodation and attractions.