WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Perenjori derives its name from the Aboriginal word “Perangery”, meaning water hole, and offers all the facilities for the discerning traveller. The four star Perenjori Caravan Park “The Best Kept Secret in the West” can provide luxury park homes and chalets, camp sites and caravan bays. A purpose built camp kitchen is an added attraction to sit around and yarn with fellow visitors. There is also a newly installed dump point for your convenience. Make your booking through (08) 9973 1193 or 0488 731 100. The Hotel, full of history and charm, was built in 1919 using second hand materials from Greenbushes in the south, and is a central place to base yourself when touring the Wildflower Country. Motel accommodation and hotel rooms are available. Perenjori offers shopping, vehicle servicing, 24 hr fuel, the Wheat Bean coffee shop and postal and banking facilities.
A modern Community Resource Centre provides access to email, internet, fax, Centrelink and Medicare services. An aquatic centre provides welcome relief for travellers on a hot summer’s day. Perenjori comes alive with colour in the autumn with various types of beautiful wildflowers flourishing until late in the year. Endless vistas of pink, yellow and white everlastings are prolific from mid July to mid November on road verges and in the bush country. The iconic & unique wreath flower can be found in select areas of the Shire.
Always delighting the wildflower enthusiasts, orchids also abound in the Perenjori region. As the everlastings fade, the natural shrubs come into their own and provide the most exquisite variation and subtle hues of bloom along roads and in nature reserves. The whole landscape comes alive with vibrant colour and the activities of bird life. Enjoy a BBQ at the gazebo, stroll amongst the beautiful parks and gardens or take a wander through the Dam Reserve for a chance to view an abundance of birds in their natural habitat.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Peoples Pathway
Take a relaxing walk along Perenjori’s People’s Pathway.
2. Geoff Trott Park
Enjoy a picnic at the Geoff Trott Memorial Park.
3. Bird Watching
Perenjori offers many peaceful locations for birdwatching, with a highlight being Dam Reserve.
Camel Soak & John Forrest Lookout, Rabbit Proof Fence Rd
Rothsay Heritage Trail (operating mine site since 2016)
For the more adventurous travellers you may like to try the 4WD section of the trail, this alternative route takes you the “back way” to the Rothsay Mine. More info is available from the Tourist Centre and Shire Office.
WILDFLOWERS AND LOCATIONS
Caron Dam & Orchid Ridge
Wildflowers & Bird life
Mongers Lake Lookout
MONSIGNOR HAWES HERITAGE TRAIL
Perenjori is located at the southern gateway to the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail. The trail celebrates the enormous contribution architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes made to the region and highlights 15 buildings of his design and other sites significant to his life. Monsignor Hawes’ buildings are among the greatest achievements in Western Australia’s architectural history and some consider home to be our leading designer of ecclesiastical buildings. The cultural significance of Monsignor Hawes work within Australia’s natural environment is intrinsically and uniquely connected.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
PERENJORI VISITOR CENTRE
Tourist Information (open July – October)
(08) 9973 1105
WHERE TO FIND US
56 Fowler Street, Perenjori WA 6620
SHIRE OF PERENJORI
Tourist Information (providing information in off-season)
(08) 9973 0100
WHERE TO FIND US
18 Fowler Street, Perenjori WA 6620
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES
Shire of Perenjori
Dam Reserve in town (bird watching)
Charles Darwin Reserve (60kms east)
Geoff Trott Memorial Park (outdoor fitness equipment & flying fox)
Village Green (opposite Post Office)