Perenjori derives from the Aboriginal word “Perangery” meaning water hole. Perenjori is surrounded by a rich wheat and sheep area and is only a short distance from mining and station country.
Perenjori is in the heart of Western Australia's wildflower country and every spring the countryside is ablaze in colour. View endless vistas of pink, yellow and white everlastings and a wide variety of rare native spring orchids from July to October. Be in awe of the unique Wreath Leschenaultia in September and October.
Perenjori is famous for its wide selection of native birds. Apart from the many species of parrots, cockatoos, and water birds, look out for honeyeaters, thornbills, babblers, and fairy wrens.
Founded in 1916, Perenjori offers a relaxed stop-over for travellers, whether at a powered site under shady trees or a self-contained chalet at the Perenjori Caravan Park. Have a coffee at the Wheatbean café or enjoy a meal at the historical Perenjori hotel, established in 1919.
About 60km to the east of Perenjori, you will find a park of national significance for its ecological diversityâ€™ â€“ the Charles Darwin Reserve. It provides habitat for over 230 animals and over 680 plant species. Camping is available June - September at Samphire Campground. Bookings are essential and managed by Bush Heritage Australia.
Work your way east of Perenjori from Caron Dam to Camel Soak and Mongers Lake Lookout, which takes you through pastoral and mining country to the John Forrest Lookout. There, you'll find impressive 360-degree views of farms, stations, and mine sites. Caron Dam is a popular picnic and overnight camping site with a natural catchment area and interpretive signage.
Rail enthusiasts will not want to miss the heritage listed Caron Coal Stage. Follow the rail trail to the dam catchment, especially scenic during springtime with a great range of flora and fauna and an ideal picnic spot.
Located in the heritage listed Bank of NSW building, the centre offers great information on the best wildflower and orchid viewing locations. View the impressive collection of historical memorabilia and machinery and wander through the community garden.
Enjoy a night of stargazing under the Milky Way and utilise our Giant Planisphere star wheel and dark sky observing platform just a few minutes’ walk from the Perenjori Caravan Park. Alternatively, enjoy a short drive out of town to the Astrophotography Hotspot at ‘the Salmons’.
A peaceful country getaway 25 minutes from town. Comfortable self-contained cottage for up to five guests. A perfect location to stargaze or go bushwalking.
The Perenjori Aquatic Centre provides a welcome relief for travellers on a hot summer’s day – open annually from November to Easter.
For more information about Perenjori visit www.perenjori.wa.gov.au