Mingenew Travel Guide

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Mingenew Things to Do

  • Sam Hopes Wheelright and Blacksmith Shop

    This large mural adorns the side wall of the Museums machinery shed. It represents Sam Hopes wheelwright and blacksmiths shop that he ran with his sons. They were responsible for all the local repairs and also built wagons which were bought from as far as the Kimberley. There is a register which shows who the two local artists are as well as a few...

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  • Local Machinery

    The museum has on display a typical collection of local pioneering equipment and other memorabilia depicting early life in the town from the 1850’s.

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  • Historical Museum

    The Mingenew museum has taken residence in the old Primary school which operated from 1894 – 1960. The museum is run by volunteers who are happy to show you around.

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  • Roads Board Office

    The current Expo office is housed in the Roads Board Office which ws built in 1905. In September each year, Mingenew has a huge regional agricultural field day. This Expo is run by the Lions.

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  • Old Boots

    There is a water tank in the park which amusingly has some old boots and shoes strung around it. Just what the significance is, I don’t know.

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  • Mingenew Hill Park

    In the little park at the foot of the hills there is a board with G.J. Gooch’s Memoirs. It begins “Tis good once more to climb the hill, and watch the Lockier flow, and meditate on happy days, of thirty years ago.” Gooch was an early settler who owned Wandagee Station.

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  • The Signpost

    There is a cairn or monument with a signpost on top of the hill, erected in 1975, which points in the direction of certain locations and shows their distances.

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  • The Views

    Once you have managed to get to the top, and my climb was on a stinking hot day, the view is great. If you are there during the wildflowers season, you will see yellow pom poms and even orchids flowering.

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  • Mingenew Hill

    Mingenew Hill overlooks the town and surrounding areas of the Irwin Valley. Not exactly the easiest of climbs but at the same time, its not too steep. Don’t attempt it if you have disabilities and there is little assistance and its only in the initial stages.

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  • Midland Railway

    The old Mingenew railway station was built in 1894 from local stone. The Midland Railway line first ran through the town in the same year. Some of the old station and residence was torn down in 1974 but the rest of the building is now used by the Mingenew Art & Craft group.

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  • Giant Wheat Stalk Sculpture

    In the centre of Cecil Newton Park, a small park on the mail road through the town is this hug Wheat Stalk Sculpture. The local’s nickname it ‘Big Ears’. It is significant of the local industry in wheat farming and its importance to the local economy.

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  • Cecil Newton Park

    This is a small park on the main road in Mingenew. There is a rotunda and BBQ facilities as well as info boards of the Mingenew area.

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  • Visitors Centre

    The local tourist centre is run by volunteers is housed in the Post Office building. The centre is only open during the wildflower season (late winter and spring). During this time you can obtain maps and information but outside of this time, you can ask the Shire Office or Post Office.

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  • Church of the Resurrection

    This Anglican church was built from local stone in 1903 in a semi gothic style. The Vicar of this parish actually lives in Dongara but travels to conduct the Sunday services.

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  • St Joseph's Church

    This Catholic church was shifted to Mingenew in 1912. Before this, weekly masses were held once a month in the town’s old hall. Sunday Mass is at 6.00pm.

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  • The Bus Stop

    On the main streets is this rather attractive bus shelter. It has been decorated by the local painting group with gum trees, wildflowers and windmills. The group is made up of talented local artists who exhibit their paintings each year and the Mingenew Expo.

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  • The Emu Mural

    This quirky mural is on the side of the Tennis Club. Apparently emus used to be in abundance in the area at one time. There is an amusing story in the town which tells of a band of emu’s who used to whack firmly rolled-up grass to each other with mallee sticks. They even reckon that the ghosts of these emus can be seen on the green courts.

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  • Town Hall Mural

    There are a series of 5 murals which are painted on the side of the Town Hall. These were painted for the 1994 Centenary by members of the Mingenew and local school children. They were designed by Ernie Turpin with the towns history in their depiction.

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Mingenew Transportation

  • Driving

    There are a couple of routes to take from Perth – via Great Eastern Hwy, then Great Northern Hwy to the Brand Hway until you get to Midlands Road. Turn right and this will take you to Mingenew.The other way is more inland. Take the Great Eastern Hwy, the Great Northern Hwy to the Brand Hwy. Turn right at Midlands Road and go through Mingenew. Then...

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  • Getting There By Bus

    Transwa offer a bus from Perth to Geraldton (via Mogumber) on Sundays and Fridays. Also Perth to Kalbari (via New Norcia) on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Mingenew Favorites

  • Morawa Information Centre

    If you are coming to Mingenew from Perenjori then you'll go past Morawa. We heard that the wreath flower was good at Morawa so we decided to stop at the Information Centre and ask.Well I'm glad we did becuase the nice lady told us it was a good season this year (2008) and gave us directions.....so off we went in the search of the famous wreath...

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  • Mingenew Pub

    Well after a big day flower viewing we had built up a thirst as usual......oh shoosh!! ...... you don't need to remind me of the coldie I had at Coalseam?!! ;o)The kids were hungry ok?!! .... So we headed back to the Mingenew pub for some dinner and a few ales.....and to get the money we owed the Caravan Park. Anyway, this pub is definately worth a...

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  • Coalseam National Park

    Anyway, finally at the Coalseam National Park....and this year in 2008 we were pleasantly surprised to see that the paperdaisys or everlastings were out. Colours of yellow with the odd blue flower on one side and a sea of pink on the other. Absolutely stunning!! See my travelogue.Oooops, sorry.....my beer just happened to get in the way ;o)

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