Carnamah Museum, Carnamah Historical Society

Population 358

Carnamah is a typical wheat-belt town servicing the surrounding wheat and sheep properties. From late July through to December the shire of Carnamah and the rest of the wheat belt blossoms into a wildflower wonderland. This is one of Western Australia's richest areas of flowering plants, with more than 600 species.

Visitor Information

Council offices, Macpherson St; (08) 9951 7000

Nearby national parks

  • Nambung National Park

    The unique attraction of Nambung National Park is the strange mysterious landscape, created by thousands of huge limestone pillars rising up...more

  • Yanchep National Park

    Just a 45-minute drive from Perth, Yanchep is one of Western Australia’s oldest national parks. Lying on a belt of coastal limestone,...more

  • Avon Valley National Park

    The Avon River runs through the centre of this national park, not far from Perth and once occupied by the Nyoongar people of the Darling...more

Nearby towns

  • Morawa

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  • Dongara-Denison

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  • Moora

    On the banks of the Moore River, Moora is the largest town between Perth and Geraldton. The area in its virgin state was a large salmon gum...more

In Town

Historical Society Museum: displays historic domestic equipment and old farm machinery; Macpherson St.


Tathra National Park This park, with its diverse range of spring wildflowers, is named after the Nyungar word for 'beautiful place'. 25 km SW.

Macpherson's Homestead: an excellent example of pioneering architecture (1869), once the home of Duncan Macpherson, the first settler in the area; open by appt; Bunjil Rd; (08) 9951 1690; 1 km E.

Yarra Yarra Lake: this salt lake changes from pink in summer to deep blue in winter. View it from the Lakes Lookout; 16 km S.

Eneabba: spectacular wildflowers surround this mining town; 74 km W.

Lake Indoon: a freshwater lake popular for sailing, boating, camping, picnics and barbecues (swimming is forbidden due to poor water quality); 85 km W.

Campsites around town

Carnamah Caravan Park

This small caravan park is on King St, off McPherson St in Carnamah, a historic little country town with many of its old buildings intact. If you’re into fossicking, you’ll love visiting this area, which is... Find out more

Lake Indoon camping area 73 km

This large, freshwater lake covers 130 ha, with a depth varying from 1.5 m to 5 m depending on the seasons and rainfall. The lake is on the Brand Hwy, 12 km west of Eneabba. The birdlife is abundant and kangaroos and... Find out more

Miners Camp camping area 88 km

Basic facilities are provided in a natural bush setting that’s perfect for bushwalking and exploring the heritage associated with WA’s first coalmine. Come equipped with a gas/fuel stove and drinking water.... Find out more

Breakaway camping area 88 km

Located just off Coalseam Rd from the Mingenew–Mullewa Rd, 34 km north of Mingenew, Breakaway camping area is set in a bush environment in an area noted for its wildflowers and mining heritage. Bring along a... Find out more

Dalwallinu Caravan Park 100 km

Dalwallinu Caravan Park provides travellers with a good range of facilities and large, shady sites. The town is the first stop on the Wildflower Way, a world-famous tourist route. It’s also renowned for its wattle... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Western Flora Caravan Park 64 km

Located 22 km north of Eneabba, time a visit to this park during the wildflower season when more than 300 varieties of stunning flowering plants can be viewed on the property and more than 2000 varieties within 40 km of... Find out more

Dalwallinu Caravan Park 100 km

A council park that has been redeveloped in recent years, this is a very neat and tidy place, suitable for tourists for short or longer stays. It is easily accessible from the Great Northern Highway.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Three Springs Tourist Lodge

Situated halfway between Carnamah and Geraldton, the Three Springs Tourist Lodge offers B&B in tastefully decorated rooms with air-conditioning. Guests have the use of the communal lounge room with satellite TV. The... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Twin Hills rest area 74 km

49km S of Dongara (R) or 31km N of Eneabba (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Coomaloo Creek park area 76 km

51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

Well off the highway among trees at the turn-off to Jurien Bay.

Smoke Bush Reserve rest area 82 km

T/O 51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

On Jurien Rd, 10km west of the highway.

Wubin park area 86 km

At Wubin

Adjacent to the highway at the Wheatbin Museum.

Wandoo Reserve rest area 86 km

T/O 51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

On Jurien Rd, 16km west of the highway.

Wubin North rest area 88 km

7km N of Wubin (R) or 147km S of Paynes Find (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Jibberding rest area 97 km

23km N of Wubin (R) or 131km S of Paynes Find (L)

Secluded area in scrub well off the highway.

Midlands rest area 97 km

T/O 7km SE of Dongara (L) or 73km N of Eneabba (R)

Among a few trees 1km east of the highway via Midlands Rd.

Drummonds Reserve rest area 99 km

T/O 13km S of Badgingarra (R) or 62km N of Regans Ford (L)

In scrub off Bibby Rd, 5km west of the highway.

Dalwallinu park area 99 km

At Dalwallinu

In the main street opposite the post office.

What's on around town

North Midlands Agricultural Show, Rodeo and Ute Parade: Sept.

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