#PlacesOfNRM – Coorow Community Farm

The Coorow Community Farm is situated one kilometre from the Coorow town centre and boasts a variety of wonderful Western Australian wildflowers – including orchids, everlastings and grevilleas galore!

It is known as one of the jewels in the region’s wildflower crown, and between July and October every year people flock from far and wide to explore the area and visit the Farm. The trail around the Farm can be accessed on foot, or by car, and it is free to all-comers.

Another point of interest on the Coorow Community Farm is the site of the Long family homestead. William and Sara Long – original settlers of Coorow – first settled in the area in 1862, focusing their farming program on sheep, and horses. The horses were shipped to Singapore, and sold mainly for use by the British forces stationed there, while the wool was taken by dray to Dongara, and eventually to markets in Perth. The ruins of the old homestead can be seen on the final leg of the trail approximately 550 metres from the exit to the Coorow-Latham Road.

Brochures featuring a map and locations can be obtained from the Coorow Community Resource Centre or the Shire of Coorow Office, both on Main Street, Coorow.

 

For more information please visit http://www.coorow.wa.gov.au/

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2 comments

How can I visit this farm? Do I need to be part of a group? I’m a single lady, pensioner fr Perth- hoping to travel with another person. Will need accommodation n meals. My email: slinglee52@live.com.au
Mph: 0420 351 405
Rgds, Lin Lee

Thank you for your query, for all the most up-to-date information we suggest you contact the Shire of Coorow http://www.coorow.wa.gov.au/

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