WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
The Shire of Coorow is a study in contrasts. In the east is the red loam of farmlands first settled in the 1860s by William and Sarah Long, with the help of black trackers. In the west are the twin coastal hamlets of Green Head and Leeman where, more than three centuries ago, the English navigator Abraham Leeman searched in vain for survivors of the Dutch ship the Gilt Dragon, only to be abandoned by his shipmates.
Coorow, the administration centre of the Shire, is a farming town, home to about 250 people and was once the haunt of a resident bushranger who helped himself to other people’s stores and horses. Coorow boasts a delightful Town Park situated in the main street opposite the Coroow Hotel. This relatively new park lends itself to pristine surroundings including well tendered gardens and a great Rotunda – relax and maybe even eat your lunch while listening to the whistle of the magpies! There is also a children’s playground which is popular amongst visitors and locals alike.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Coorow Farm
Walk or drive the spectacular Coorow Farm Wildflower Trail.
2. Bart Mailey Trail
Walk the Bart Mailey Memorial Trail located at the Coorow Farm Hill.
3. Enjoy a cold drink!
Relax over a good meal and cold drink at the local Coorow Hotel.
Coorow – Green Head Road
Coroow – Latham Road
WILDFLOWER AND LOCATIONS
Everlastings, Wattle, Eucalypt, Orchids, Blue Lechenaultia
Coorow – Green Head Road
Banksia, Scarlet Featherflower (Verticordia grandis), Yellow Verticordia, WA Christmas Tree(Nuytsia floribunda), Smokebush, Kangaroo Paw
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOGO CONTACTS
Community Resource Centre
(08) 9952 0100
WHERE TO FIND US
12 Bristol Street, Coorow WA 6515
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES
Alexander Morrison National Park
Located 50km west of Coorow on the central west coast sandplain, and known for spectacular wildflowers during spring. Consisting of low scrub & heath on undulating sandplain hills, interspersed with rocky outcrops and small streams cut across the landscape. The best time to visit the park is winter to early summer. Wildflowers are excellent in season with tall eucalypts growing along streambeds. Mallee thickets are also quite common through the park as are heathland birds and mammals.
Ranger in Charge, Watheroo N.P. (after 12 noon) ph: (08) 9952 5051 or Coorow office (08) 9952 0100
Coorow Town Park, Main Street (opposite Hotel)
Coorow Caravan Park, Station Street
Coorow Farm, Coorow-Latham Road (800m east of CRC)