#ParksForPeople – Koolanooka Springs

Koolanooka Springs is home to a spectacular wildflower display and also provides an opportunity to witness an abundance of native animals in their natural surroundings.

Meander along the nature trails to discover the beauty of the region. Keep a close eye out for the Grevillea tenuiloba which is the floral emblem of Morawa. A picturesque view of outback Western Australia can be gained by scaling the ironstone formations encapsulating the spring.

Koolanooka is claimed to be an aboriginal word meaning “place of plenty wild turkeys”. Whilst sightings of wild turkeys are rare these days Koolanooka Springs is an ideal place to have a picnic and meander through the abundant wildflowers.

Koolanooka Springs is a short 15 minute drive from Morawa and is an ideal location for a picnic with rustic picnic and toilet facilities.

The farming town of Morawa is home to one of the Monsignor John Hawes’ renowned churches. A priest at the Church of Holy Cross he designed and help build, Hawes played a significant role in the development of this region. Marvel at his handwork before moving onto the town’s museum to learn about the history of the region.

Information sourced from the Shire of Morawa.

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