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 historical historical Monsignor Hawes Church of the Holy Cross and the Priests' lodge.
- Check out the rock formations at Bilya Rock, Koolanooka Springs and War Rock.
- Discover some interesting native plants and animals at the Koolanooka Mine Site.
Morawa accommodation options include the Shire of Morawa Caravan Park, hotel/motel, B&B, caravan park, farm stays and historic Mellenbye Station Stay is approx 47km north of town. The town also has a pub and a quaint shopping precinct.
Contact Morawa Shire www.morawa.wa.gov.au or visit www.wildflowercountry.com.au for more information about Morawa accommodation and attractions. And check out www.monsignorhawes.com to learn more about the fascinating life of Monsignor Hawes including the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail.
Things to see and do in and around Morawa
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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