WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Mullewa is the Northern gateway to Wildflower Country and has long been known for the stunning displays of everlastings and flowering shrubs along roadsides and in surrounding nature reserves of the district. Two of the five Walk Trails in Mullewa are dedicated to wildflowers and are located in the outskirts of the town centre.
Of the many flowering specimens in the district, the wreath flower (Lechenaultia macrantha) is the star attraction of the annual “Outback Bloom” – Mullewa Wildflower Show, held over four days in the middle of Spring Wildflower Season (usually late August / early September) at the Mullewa Town Hall. A dazzling array of wildflowers are on display.
The Mullewa Agricultural Show is also on at this time, either the last Saturday of August or first Saturday of September. This annual event includes the prestigious foot race; the Mullewa Gift, a spectacle not to be missed, and the Quick Shear competition. With considerable prize money for both, these events attract many outside competitors.
Another annual event not to be missed is the Mullewa Muster & Rodeo. Since inception in 2012 this event has grown considerably each year and is now known as one of the best Rodeo’s and Country Music Concerts in the Midwest. Held on the WA Day long weekend each year; early June or late May, see www.mullewamuster.com for additional information.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Church & Priest House
Discover the Church & Priest House Museum, designed & built by priest / architect Monsignor John Hawes.
2. HISTORICAL DRIVE TRAILS
Embark on one of the local self drive trails, depicting Mullewa’s local history.
3. Sunrise / Sunset
Catch a sunrise or sunset (or even both) at the scenic lookout, after walking the Bushland Trail.
The Northern Loop (115km) + The Southern Circuit (145km)
Two newly-developed drive trails are available from Mullewa; The Northern Loop and The Southern Circuit which take in the area’s natural beauty, outlying areas and unique historical and geographical features. Also stopping at special locations such as the Coalseam Conservation Park and the fascinating Bindoo Hill, a glacial moraine where ice smoothed rocks dropped as the face of the glacier melted around 225 million years ago. The historical Butterabby Graves, where three Aborigines were hanged and buried for the spearing of a shepherd, is also included in the scenic drives. Each site features a creative rusty steel sculpture with an interpretive panel to explain the main story associated with the place. A number have picnic tables and fire-rings, and all roads can be driven in standard 2WD vehicles (with care on unsealed sections). Both trails are well sign posted so there is no risk of losing your way!
De Grey Stock Route
This heritage trail follows the route first gazetted in 1905, commencing at the mouth of the De Grey River and finishing at Mullewa. The trail takes in three of the southern-most government wells and a natural watering hole, Hughie Rocks. The full range of scenic self-drives are available in a comprehensive brochure through the Mullewa Community Resource Centre or the Mullewa District Office situated on the corner of Thomas & Padbury Streets.
WILDFLOWERS AND LOCATIONS
Everlastings – throughout the entire Shire!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
MULLEWA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE
Tourist Information (open July – October)
(08) 9961 1500
WHERE TO FIND US
Cnr Maitland Rd & Jose Street, Mullewa WA 6630
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES