Moora is situated on the banks of the Moore River. In its virgin state, this area was a large salmon gum forest and many of the attractive trees still remain. Moora has many parks, gardens, heritage buildings and icons.
Moora is located less than 2 hours’ drive north of Perth. It is a thriving town strategically located between two of Western Australia’s most popular tourism attractions - New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town, and the natural wonder of the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park near Cervantes.
Moora is the largest inland service centre between Perth and Geraldton, providing services to a population catchment of 6,000 residents within a 100km radius. Whether you are just passing through or planning to stop and breathe in some fresh country air for a few days, Moora has something for everyone!
Candy’s Bush Reserve
Features informal walk trails, plentiful wildflowers and orchids.
Discover Golden Horizons; and Wildflower Country
These regional trails run through Moora, Watheroo and Miling. For a copy of the brochures visit the Moora Community Resource Centre.
Moora Arts & Crafts
A variety of locally made and crafted gifts are available from pottery to jams and pickles.
Moora Town Walk
This fascinating walk trail leads to Moora’s historic buildings and points of interest including the Moora Town Clock. This stunning clock was designed by local school students with the design then translated and constructed into a magnificent stained glass feature by local artists.
Moora is on the ‘Painted Road’. There are several murals in Moora relating to specific historic and regional events.
Moora Wildflower Drive
Moora is the official start of Wildflower Country. The Shire stands on the junction of two important and very different botanical districts. There are many other attractive routes around Moora for you to discover.
Moora Eco Walk Trails
Carnaby Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail
The interpretative walk trail currently extends between the two town bridges and Candy’s Bush Reserve. The Carnaby Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail plays a major role in educating the community about the conservation of the Carnaby’s Cockatoo, the importance of the salmon gums, and Moora’s flora and fauna.
Stack Cooper Reserve
Located between Stack Street and Cooper Street. Enjoy a short walk through the reserve which features signage on local flora and fauna.
If you are looking to view the heritage of the district arrange a visit to view the displays. Viewings can be arranged by phoning Kaye Lewis, (08) 9651 1372 or mobile 0447 511 372.
Watheroo Station Tavern
This 100 year old Station Tavern is the local hotel which serves excellent meals. The Tavern also has a unique display of historical artefacts.
Watheroo National Park and Jingemia Cave
The national park was established in 1955 with an area covering 1634 hectares. The park is very rich in many different kinds of wildflowers, and Jingemia Cave has a shady picnic site. The cave is formed in chert, an unsealed rock that leads to a vegetation community in the hill that is very different from the surrounding areas.
Moora Community Resource Centre
The Moora Community Resource Centre provides local visitor information. It offers an opportunity for one-on-one local information and stocks a variety of brochures and maps to peruse and take away. Moora CRC also has giftware, postcards and souvenirs for sale as mementos of your stay. A range of office services such as faxing, photocopying and internet access are available for a small fee. For more information on Moora and the surrounding area, call the Moora CRC on (08) 9653 1053.
Moora has a vast array of accommodation options to suit all budgets. The Shire of Moora operates the popular Shire of Moora Caravan and Chalet Park. The park is nestled amongst salmon gums on the banks of the Moore River and just a 250m walk from the town centre. It’s the perfect base for those wanting to explore the region. The park features shady sites, 8 self-contained chalets, disabled access, camp kitchen and BBQ, free laundry for guests, dogs allowed on leash, but not in chalets. Shire of Moora Caravan and Chalet Park online bookings are now available.
Visit the Shire of Moora website at www.moora.wa.gov.au for further information about the Wheatbelt town of Moora, accommodation options and local attractions.
Things to see and do in and around Moora
Western Australia's Wildflower Country
Experience the raw natural beauty, discover a rich pioneering history and enjoy the slower pace of life that Western Australia's Wildflower Country has to offer.
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