WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Beautiful bushland, highly productive farmland, fantastic coastline and picturesque lakes, the Shire of Carnamah has it all! It covers an area of more than 2,800km stretching from the Coolimba Coastline in the west, through to the farming land of Carnamah in the east.
Carnamah is the centre for the agricultural activity in the district with key businesses servicing the agricultural region, and is an ideal spot to rest/stop over. Take in the beautiful historic buildings of Carnamah and of course enjoy the stunningly beautiful wildflower season.
The Carnamah Historical Museum and the Chamberlain John Deere Tractor Museum contain a diverse collection of objects & photographs from Carnamah’s agricultural, social, commercial and domestic past – from farm machinery through to household items.
The Macpherson Homestead located one kilometre east of town off the Bunjil Road is the large stone homestead built by the Macpherson family in the 1860s. Make an appointment to see inside or stop by at any time to see the exterior of the restored homestead and it’s ruinous outbuildings. The front verandah offers a picturesque view of the Carnamah townsite and surrounding farmland.
THE BANK GALLERY SPACE
Recently restored internally to uncover pressed metal ceilings, jarrah floors and an octagonal-shaped bank chamber. This exceptionally striking building is open sporadically for arts events and exhibitions.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Yarra Yarra Sunsets
Be sure to witness the sun go down over the Yarra Yarra Lakes.
2. Carnamah Museum
Discover the area’s pioneering history at the Carnamah Museum, and the Tractor Museum is a must for those who are mechanically minded.
3. Stroll Macpherson Street
Wander along iconic Macpherson Street and view the interpretive plaques, then continue along the Heritage Walk Trail to Macpherson Homestead.
WILDFLOWER AND LOCATIONS
Blankets of Everlastings are always guaranteed in the northern area of the Shire, especially when travelling to Perenjori from Carnamah.
The Carnamah Bell is an endangered wildflower found only within a 100km radius of Carnamah. Also known as the Harlequin Bell, this wildflower is a dwarf shrub with green, red or yellow coloured bell-shaped flowers.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
SHIRE OF CARNAMAH
(08) 9951 7000
WHERE TO FIND US
33-37 Macpherson Street, Carnamah WA 6517
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES
Carnamah Historical Society & Museum
Tathra National Park & Conservation Area. Located on the Carnamah- Eneabba Road.
The ‘Lions Gazebo’ (with BBQ facilities) is located in the tourist precinct of
Carnamah (adjacent the Carnamah Roadhouse and War Memorial) on the Midlands Road.
A picnic shelter (no BBQ) located at the Lakes Lookout (approx. 1 kilometre from town) on the Carnamah-Eneabba Road.