WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Three Springs is a beautiful little town in the heart of Wildflower Country. Renowned for its picturesque townscape and old style wheat silos, visible from all roads leading into town.
The name ‘Three Springs’ is derived from three original water springs located to the north east, used by the early settlers and drovers for stock watering purposes.
The Yarra Yarra Lakes are located 16kms south of Three Springs and are home to various species of bird life including, swans, pelicans, ducks and the Siberian Stilt. The intermittent salt lake system provides unique scenery and is a great spot to stop and take in the view and enjoy some birdwatching.
“MUST DO” EXPERIENCES
1. Take in the 360 panoramic view at the Talc Mine Lookout
10km east of Three Springs lies Western Australia’s first talc mine. Talc is mined by open cut method and exported for use in paper, paint and ceramic industries.
Three Springs talc is also processed in WA for cosmetics, agriculture and carving blocks. The mine is the largest Talc Mine in the southern hemisphere and the second largest in the world with an annual production exceeding 100,000 tonnes.
2. Bush Tucker Education
Learn about native bush tucker and native plants at the Arrino Gardens.
3. Eco – sleep over!
Spend a night at the Three Springs Eco Caravan Park.
4. Three Springs Heritage Trail
Enjoy a stroll through history and follow the townsite’s Heritage Trail. Adjacent to the Heritage Trail, explore the Armoured Personnel Carrier used in Vietnam War, which was actually operated by a local RSL Member.
WILDFLOWERS AND LOCATIONS
Eucalyptus Rose Mallee
The Three Springs floral emblem is the Rose Mallee (Eucalyptus rhodantha), a rare species of eucalypt that flowers between April – June. It can be found around the townsite and 18km west of Three Springs along Sweetman Road.
Mica Mine Thicket (Dookanooka National Park)
Explore this large area of natural bushland including native flora and fauna located 18kms south-west of Three Springs. Please do not drive around this reserve, leave your vehicle where you first enter and enjoy the natural beauty of this area on foot. Please no camping.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
THREE SPRINGS SHIRE
(08) 9954 1001
WHERE TO FIND US
Shire Office: 132 Railway Road, Three Springs WA 6519
Visitor Centre: 118 Railway Road, Three Springs WA 6519
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES
Three Springs Accommodation??
Shire of Three Springs
Dookanooka National Park
There is an information board and BBQ/picnic facilities situated at the start of the Three Springs Heritage Walk.