The Vern Westbrook Heritage and Wildflower Trail is located 3.5km from the Brand Highway along the North-West Road. This community initiative, supported by the West Midlands Group, Badgingarra Community Association, Lotterywest and the Badgingarra Primary School, opens a window to WA’s unique flora and fauna as well as to the history of the area.
The first section of the trail is an easy 1.65km trail that winds through an area of unique biodiversity with plants, birds, lizards, insects and animals. Visitors can see the oldest plant types through to the most delicate orchids, the smallest insects to the largest birds. A second section continues on a 1.25km moderate walk trail and a final 800m more challenging hike to the top of the breakaway completes the trail.
Enjoy bridges, seasonal wildflowers, heritage sites and community art. Every season brings different varieties of wildflowers but August to September is the time they burst into profusion
Walkers will see the ruins of the old stockyards and a dam. The surrounding lands were used by drovers who supplied horses and cattle for the Indian Army, and slit trenches dug during World War II to defend the road back to the Moora Hospital from a feared Japanese invasion are still in evidence.
Information sourced from the Shire of Badgingarra.
Photo source: Moore Catchment Council