WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Just three and a half hours out of Perth, come and enjoy the peace and wonder of the countryside in Perenjori. Perenjori derives its name from the Aboriginal word “Perangery”, meaning water hole. Predominantly an agricultural based shire, Perenjori is surrounded by a rich wheat and sheep area, plus mining and station activity.
Situated in the heart of wildflower country, every spring the countryside is ablaze in colour. The Shire is renowned for a diversity of flora that is seldom equalled. View an endless range of wildflowers including everlastings and rare native spring orchids from August to October and the iconic and unique wreath flower can be found in September and October.
Perenjori offers a relaxed stop-over for travellers but there is plenty to keep you occupied for an extended stay.
Please note for your travels within the MidWest – Perenjori Roadhouse, located 800 metres north of town, is the only roadhouse in the region open 7 days a week and offers 24-hour fuel.
“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 Caron Dam.
4. Pioneer Museum
Originally the local bank in 1929, the Perenjori Pioneer Museum goes back in time to when the area was first established, over 100 years ago.
The museum has a historical range of machinery on display, including ploughs, binders, seeders and heritage trucks.
5. Astrotourism WA
Ready for a dark sky tourism adventure? Enjoy a night of stargazing under the Milky Way and utilise our Giant Planisphere star wheel and dark sky observing platform just a few minutes’ walk from the Perenjori Caravan Park. No experience necessary as our planisphere gives you all the information you need. Alternatively, enjoy a short drive out of town to the Astrophotography Hotspot at ‘the Salmons’.
Camel Soak and 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.
WILDFLOWERS AND LOCATIONS
Orchids – Caron Dam and Orchid Ridge
Wildflowers and Bird life – Mongers Lake Lookout
Wreath Flowers – Wanarra Road
Everlastings – Camel Soak
For more information about wildflowers in Perenjori go to Visit Perenjori.
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 him 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)
For more inormation go to Visit Perenjori
(08) 9973 1105
WHERE TO FIND US
18 Fowler Street, Perenjori WA 6620
SHIRE OF PERENJORI
Tourist Information (providing information in off-season)
(08) 9973 0100
WHERE TO FIND US
56 Fowler Street, Perenjori WA 6620
EAT & DRINK
Shire of Perenjori
Charles Darwin Reserve (60kms east)
Karara Rangeland Park
Geoff Trott Memorial Park (outdoor fitness equipment & flying fox)
Village Green (opposite Post Office)