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Population 419

Mullewa, 92 kilometres north-east of Geraldton, is in the heart of wildflower country. In spring, the countryside surrounding the town bursts forth with one of the finest displays of wildflowers in Western Australia. The wreath flower is the star attraction of the annual Mullewa Wildflower Show.

Visitor Information

Jose St; (08) 9961 1500

Nearby national parks

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In Town

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church This small church is widely considered to be the crowning achievement of noted priest-architect Monsignor John C. Hawes. Built of local stone, this gem of Romanesque design took 7 years to build with Hawes as architect, stonemason, carpenter, modeller and moulder. The adjoining Priest House is now a museum in honour of Hawes, housing his personal belongings, books, furniture and drawings (cnr Doney and Bowes sts). Both of these buildings are part of the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail, which also features the Pioneer Cemetery (Mullewa–Carnarvon Rd; 1 km N) and a site at the old showground just outside town, where a rock carved by Monsignor Hawes was once a simple altar where he held mass for the local Aboriginal people (Mt Magnet Rd; 1.5 km E). Details and a map of the trail are available from the visitor centre.


Butterabby Gravesite This gravesite is a grim reminder of the harsh pioneering days. A stone monument recalls the spearing to death in 1864 of a convict labourer and the hanging in 1865 of 5 Aboriginal people accused of the crime. Mullewa–Mingenew Rd; 18 km S.

Tenindewa Pioneer Well: example of the art of stone pitching that was common at the time of construction, reputedly built by Chinese labourers en route to the Murchison goldfields. Also walking trails; 18 km W.

Bindoo Hill: glacial moraine where ice-smoothed rocks dropped as the face of the glacier melted around 225 million years ago; 40 km NW.

Coalseam Conservation Park: remnants of the state's first coal shafts, now a picnic ground; 45 km SW.

Tallering Peak and Gorges: ideal picnic spot; Mullewa–Carnarvon Rd; check accessibility at visitor centre; 59 km N.

Wooleen Homestead: stay on a working sheep and cattle station in the central Murchison district. Visit Boodra Rock and Aboriginal sites, and experience station life; (08) 9963 7973; 194 km N.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Geraldton Meteorological Office 92 km

For something different, you can learn how modern weather-forecasting works and the measuring instruments involved, in a 40-minute midday tour of the Geraldton Meteorological Office that culminates in the release of one... Find out more

Campsites around town

Miners Camp camping area 45 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 46 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

Ellendale Pool camping area 63 km

Ellendale Pool camping area is a delightful spot 47 km east of Geraldton via Ellendale Rd. Bring a gas/fuel stove and drinking water. Visitors will find a lovely freshwater pool that laps at a sheer cliff-face surrounded... Find out more

Coronation Beach camping area 93 km

Visitors here will find sites dispersed among the coastal vegetation on the beach, which is a great spot to swim, fish, snorkel or just relax to the sound of waves lapping the shore. You need to bring your own drinking... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Mullewa Caravan Park 1 km

On the highest hill in town this council-operated park is as neat as a pin with kerbed roadways, green grass and most amenities. Mullewa is a great base for exploring this spectacular, wildflower region in springtime.... Find out more

Batavia Coast Caravan Park 87 km

On the outskirts of Geraldton, this spacious dog-friendly park is easily accessible from the North West Coastal Highway. The semi-rural quiet setting will appeal to many. The park is owner operated. Bookings are required... Find out more

Sunset Beach Holiday Park 90 km

Located on the beach 6 km north of the city and in a quiet location, this is a popular park with tourists and is easily accessible from Highway One. The park is well appointed and a good base from which to explore the... Find out more

Double Beach Holiday Village 92 km

Set at the mouth of the Greenough River just 10 km south of Geraldton, this large, wellshaded park is protected from the onshore winds. Cook in the camp kitchen or buy takeaway food from the park’s well-stocked... Find out more

Seaspray Beach Holiday Park 98 km

Located on the edge of the water, this park is a good base for a holiday in the town. The owners also operate the adjoining resort, restaurant and fishing charter. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park 99 km

This smaller park is ideally located on an estuary and you can enjoy a stroll to the busy boat harbour. It has very good amenities and big motorhomes can fit here, although not on the ensuite sites. The park is busy in... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Ellendale Pool camping area 63 km

T/O 28km S of Geraldton (L) or 37km N of Dongara (R)

On the banks of the Greenough River, 27km east of the highway via Walkaway.

Alinta park area 73 km

T/O 28km S of Geraldton (L) or 37km N of Dongara (R)

At the wind farm lookout, 15km east of the highway on the road to Ellendale.

The S Bend rest area 86 km

29km S of Geraldton (L) or 36km N of Dongara (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Oakabella rest area 86 km

17km S of Northampton (R) or 34km N of Geraldton (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few trees.

Flat Rocks rest area 89 km

T/O 33km S of Geraldton (R) or 32km N of Dongara (L)

On the foreshore 2km west of the highway.

Northampton park area 89 km

At Northampton

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Seven Mile Beach rest area 93 km

T/O 55km S of Geraldton (R) or 10km N of Dongara (L)

On the foreshore 2km west of the highway.

Coronation Beach camping area 93 km

T/O 24km S of Northampton (R) or 27km N of Geraldton (L)

On the foreshore 8km west of the highway.

Midlands rest area 93 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.

What's on around town

Mullewa Wildflower Show: Aug/Sept.

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