Perenjori: Astrotourism Town

Immerse yourself in Perenjori, a small but character-packed agricultural town located 360km north of Perth.

What makes this small community the place to explore?

  • Breathtaking night skies
  • Low light and noise pollution
  • Warm, friendly community
  • Outstanding wildflowers carpeting the countryside in Spring
  • A destination for nature and astrophotography
  • The gateway to the unspoilt Karara Rangelands

Come nightfall, you don’t need to wish upon a shooting star for a billion-star experience. Just bring your telescope, binoculars or the naked eye and enjoy balmy nights and untainted dark skies. If you are an Astro enthusiast, stargazer, photographer or just looking for the next best thing – Perenjori is the place to escape.

Observation Platform 

Situated at the golf course are a newly launched observation platform and two giant planispheres with information to assist new astronomers to navigate the night sky all year round. In Western Australia, Perenjori is one of fourteen towns identified by AstrotourismWA as an Astro Tourism town for its immaculate night skies due to its low light, noise and air pollution.

The Golf Course interactive stargazing platform, The Salmons and John Forest Lookout are just a few of the front-row seats for stargazing and astrophotography in Perenjori. With camping facilities available throughout the district, plan a few days to explore the pristine bush during daylight hours and the dark skies come nightfall.

Road Tripping

Plan a road trip with friends or family and experience the pristine bushland intertwined with the history of Perenjori on the Carol Rail, Monsignor Hawes or Rothsay Heritage Trails. Rugged trails, abundant wildlife and a camping spot off the beaten track will create memories unlike any other. Dust off your hiking boots and experience the great outdoors with wide open roads and big blue skies waiting for you in Perenjori.

For more information about Perenjori go to Visit Perenjori.

The ideal place for visitors

Wanting a place to stay in Wildflower Country that gives you the perfect mix of beaches and blooms, oceans and orchids, waves and wildflowers? Look no further than Geraldton in the heart of the Midwest.

Located an easy four and a half-hour drive north of Perth you will not find a better location to launch yourself into the magic of wildflower season whilst enjoying all the advantages of staying on the coast.

Brimming with history, café culture, a range of accommodation options and bookable wildflower tours departing from Geraldton to Mullewa during August – September, Geraldton is the perfect place to stay.

Close to Geraldton CBD the Chapman River Regional Park and Mills Point Lookout are stunning locations where you can view an array of blooms including Damperia, Grevillea pinaster, Hibbertia and Melaleuca.

For information on all things, Geraldton and seasonal wildflower reports check out Visit Geraldton.

Throughout spring you will find the best wildflower action in Mullewa. Located 98km east of Geraldton, Mullewa straddles geological and climatic zones that provide the ideal mix of soil types and weather making the region perfect for a huge variety of wildflowers.

The jewel in Mullewa’s wildflower crown is the distinctive wreath flowers. Found adorning the sides of the road in the Pindar region the wreath flowers allow visitors a unique experience without having to venture too far from their vehicles.

For those who enjoy a walk, Mullewa boasts six marked wildflower trails of varying difficulty offering something for everyone. There are also wonderful self-drive tours, please refer to WILDFLOWER WAY – Wildflower Country for a routes map.

Mullewa absolutely blossoms during wildflower season, with carpets of Everlastings to enjoy as well as the Mullewa Agriculture Show that’s usually on the same weekend as the popular Outback Bloom – Mullewa’s wildflower festival!

For any true wildflower enthusiast, Outback Bloom is a must! Slated for 25 to 28 August 2022 the event features four days of displays, guided tours, and presentations from experts in the field.

For more information about Mullewa check out Visit Mullewa.