WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Dalwallinu is a major wheat producing shire located an easy drive north-east of Perth along the Great Northern Highway. The town site also hosts a thriving industrial hub that provides goods and services to surrounding areas and throughout the state. Locals enjoy the relaxed pace of life in ‘Dally’ and visitors find it to be a convenient stopover point or an ideal place to base themselves for a few days and explore wildflowers in season.
As the southern end of the renowned ‘Wildflower Way’ – thousands of visitors are welcomed to the area each year, predominantly between July and October. Nature lovers and wildflower enthusiasts make the journey to enjoy the many unique species of plants and the beautiful displays of roadside colour. The Dalwallinu area is perhaps best known for the many varieties of wattles that grow in the shire. These golden shrubs can be seen brightening up road sides and tourist areas with their abundant yellow blossoms.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Wubin Wheatbin Museum
A must-see if you are visiting during Jun-Oct. Built in 1939 & heritage listed, the museum houses some wonderful history on the area, with the additional machinery annexe displaying something for everyone. Subject to volunteers the museum opens 10am-3pm daily, generally from Jun-Oct each year.
2. Dalwallinu Discovery Centre
Admire the stunning architecture, view displays, source brochures for planning your journey and seek out the all important local advice including the best wildflower hot spots. Open 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Friday.
3. Get off the beaten track
Go exploring…follow a trail or design your own adventure. Kit yourself out with supplies – food, drink, maps & away you go. Release your inner child and delight at tadpoles and rock pools when you visit picnic perfect Petrudor Rocks.
For those that prefer a mapped out drive, Dalwallinu has a number of selfdrive routes that encompass natural attractions, good wildflower locations and some history of the area.
Heritage Wattle Trail (approx. 88kms)
Heritage Rabbit Proof Fence Trail (approx. 130kms)
Heritage Everlasting Trail (approx. 101kms)
Details of suggested routes are available in the ‘Visit Dalwallinu, a Place to Wait a While’ brochure which is also viewable on-line.
WILDFLOWER AND LOCATIONS
Located throughout the Shire. With so many varieties to be found you will see wattles flowering throughout many months of the year.
It is always recommended that you get the latest updates, however when in season, an assortment of orchids can usually be found at Mia Moon Reserve, Petrudor Rocks and Buntine Rock.
Wreath Flowers (Lechenaultia macrantha)
Usually found along Wubin East Rd & Goodlands Rd – but be sure to check their flowering stage with the Visitor Centre as timing can vary significantly with each season.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
DALWALLINU DISCOVERY CENTRE
(08) 9661 1805
WHERE TO FIND US
53 Johnston Street, Dalwallinu WA 6609
Shire of Dalwallinu
Petrudor Rocks east of Pithara is a favourite picnic destination. Free public BBQs are available at Memorial Park & in front of the small playground (both on Johnston St).
Free BBQs and a drinking fountain are also located in the new nature playground at Richardson Park on Leahy St.