A brand new, self-drive route called the “Midlands Route” following the Midlands Road, opened in the region in late June. This self-guided tourist drive starts in Coorow and works its way North through Carnamah, Three Springs and Mingenew. It complements the existing “Wildflower Way” (which follows a route further inland from Dalwallinu, up to Mullewa and across to Geraldton).
The route is dotted with interpretive signs, and beautiful rusty steel sculptures, to promote the local assets to visitors and locals alike. Once fully complete, the route will extend down to Moor. Along the way there are 15 interpretive signs to stop and look at, highlighting a diverse and fascinating range of themes. The region is well known for the amazing displays of wildflowers, but part of the purpose of this project, “Exploring Wildflower Country” is to draw attention to the history, culture, and a range of other things in the region you shouldn’t miss out on while passing through.
All sites are clearly sign-posted and easy to access. Just look out for the brightly coloured, plough disc flowers.
Information sourced from WA’s Wildflower Country and the Mid West Development Commission