Mullewa Travel Guide

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Mullewa Things to Do

  • THE WILDFLOWER WALK

    The Wildflower walk happened to be located across the road from the Caravan Park. I followed the dirt track that is approx.3kms, along a gentle rolling landscape and around the water catchment area and back to the beginning. I did the complete circuit but you can join the Rail Heritage loop and then join onto the Bushland trail and walk to the...

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  • WILDFLOWERS

    MULLEWA - GATEWAY TO WILDFLOWER COUNTRY.Mullewa has long been known for the stunning displays of everlastings and flowering shrubs along roadsides and in surrounding nature reserves of the district. Two Wildflower walks are located in the bushlands on the outskirt of Mullewa town centre.The Mullewa District is a MUST COME AND SEE if your a lover of...

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  • DE GREY STOCK ROUTE / PIONEER WOMENS...

    The Pioneer Womens Park is located on the main road through Mullewa. This park was established to acknowledge and to pay tribute to rural women who went through much hardship and toil to establish and support a rural community like Mullewa.In the park are steel cut-out representing the De-grey Stock route. Established in the 1860's, this route...

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  • MULLEWA SCENIC LOOKOUT

    The Mullewa scenic lookout is where we parked our car to do the Bushland Trail, this "killed two Birds with one stone!" For those energetic and full of energy, you can walk to the Lookout via theRailway and Bushland Trails – allow 15 minutes from the Information Bay. What I liked was the covered area which had seating and was enclosed by 8 large...

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  • THE BUSHLAND TRAIL

    The “Bushland Trail” is a much longer walk, cover 2.4 kms of gravel path, up steep hills and down dale, some places were rough. If your not fit, then I suggest to walk a small section and return the same way back to the car park.The trail is easy to follow and walking it at a leisurely pace, taking time to read the interpretive panels, it should...

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  • THE BUSHLAND TRAIL # 3

    I am really enjoying walking this trail and reading the signs. Along the trail I can see where erosion caused by wind and water have created highs and lows in one of the oldest geological regions on earth.I always am on the lookout for wildlife on tracks like these, but didn't have any luck here. I found the sign for Cave Dwelling Kangaroos and...

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  • THE BUSHLAND TRAIL # 2

    I pass by some more Interpretive signs, "Where there’s water there’s saltbush," - "From telegraphs to telephones" and Marndu (meat) for the people.MARNDU FOR THE PEOPLE‘Unearth’ the best place to dig for bardi grub from a Wajarri elder.The information on this Interpretive sign is very helpful as if your ever lost in the bush, the details can help...

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  • THE BUSHLAND TRAIL # 1

    Right from the very beginning the wildflowers are great. Everlasting Daisies in a variety of colours line the side of the walking track and the hills. There are other flowers that are prolific too, only I don't know their name. You need to be careful walking as you can see in my photo, the track has many loose rocks and sometimes the wildflowers...

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  • TOWN HERITAGE TRAIL

    This is another mapped out trail that you can either walk or drive. Pick up a map from the Tourist Information centre or download one from the website.I nearly always walk these trails, but this one we drove around by car, the reason being, there was just too many other interesting things to do and see in Mullewa.The walk is an easy 1,100 metre...

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  • THE PRIEST-HOUSE MUSEUM

    The Priest-house is also know as the Presbytery and adjoins the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.It wasn't until Monsignor Hawes completed building the Church that his thoughts turned to building a home for himself. In 1927 he began sketching plans and by late 1930, the building was complete and ready to be used. This home is not a small one like...

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  • EXTERIOR OF OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL...

    I loved the exterior of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. It was 1920 when Monsignor Hawes begun sketches of the church while holidaying in England. In 1923, the Church foundations were laid. The Mullewa church has his personal and intimate touch including some quirky bits and pieces that aren't seen elsewhere. Hawes wanted his church to signify...

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  • OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is on the Hawes Heritage trail. This Church is open to the public during set hours, so do check with the information centre first.We arrived a little early and as there were a few other couples here, the church guide opened the church doors and let us in early. Whilst she getting organized we had a browse, then the...

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  • HAWES HERITAGE TRAIL

    Once again, Mullewa has gone to a lot of effort in making another interesting trail for the Tourists to follow, this time about their famous former resident, Monsignor Hawes.The walk is along a 600 metres paved pathway, easy for anyone to do, even some-one in a wheelchair.Monsignor Hawes was the local Catholic priest from 1916 to 1939. Hawes is...

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  • HAWES HERITAGE TRAIL #1

    Following the path from the Information Centre, my next stop is DUAL ROLES - MISSIONARY MAN & BAHAMAS - CATHOLICISMThere are three interpretive boards here. The first tells of Hawes life from 1908 -1911, when he was known as the pioneering Missionary. Hawes, who was English, heard of a hurricane wrecking 10 of the 12 church buildings in the...

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  • HAWES HERITAGE TRAIL # 2

    Along the trail I come across some interesting structures and more information on this famous Priest.I will briefly tell you about the remaining Interpretive boards on the trail. The next interpretive boards were ROME & BEYOND - BEDA COLLEGE & BISHOP KELLYIt was Bishop Kelly , the first Bishop of Geraldton in Western Australia, who happened to come...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 9

    Just 1km north of Mullewa is the Mullewa historic Pioneer Cemetery, our last stop on the Northern Loop.Located here are a couple of "Hawes" designed and constructed headstones. One such stone was carved for 12 year old Selby John Arnold, one of the altar boys in the Mullewa Church, who in 1924 drowned in the town dam. Monsignor Hawes (the local...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 8

    THE WATERFALLSA picnic area and another rusty steel cut-out greets us here!The plaque reads..."Aww, come on Jimmy - that was out, for sure! Anyway, you've already made your ton and I'm sick of bowling to you. I'm goin' in for a swim - are ya' comin'?" The waterfalls are located on six mile creek and is where many social gatherings and community...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 7

    We still have a few more sites to visit on the loop.The next steel cut-out is located on the edge of the road and is called HOMESTEADS. The plaque tells the story of life on the farm and in the homesteads.A little further on, we follow the sign off the main road and into the CARBON CAPTURE, where there is another cut-out. This tells a different...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 6

    Driving along quite a golden sandy road, we come to our next destination, BINDOO HILL NATURE RESERVE. Around here the colour of the sand changes quite dramatically!There is another steel cut-out here which I have a look at before going for a walk to see what wildflowers I can find. These Reserves are the best places to find wildflowers, only I...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 5

    Continuing on the Northern loop, our next stop is Greenough River. On the river bank was a picnic table under the shade of a tree, a pleasant area for us to stop and have our lunch. It was quiet and peaceful and we overlooked the sandy river and the fields of white everlasting Daisies.By the picnic area was a rusty steel cut-out with the...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 4

    Next stop - WOLYA WELLWas a very important watering point for the freighters and others travelling out to the pastoral stations prior to 1888 and later the goldfields. The cut-out is of the farmer giving his bullocks a drink of water.We arrive at the signposted Kockatea Gully where there is another steel cut-out and many paddocks full of flowering...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 3

    TENINDEWA SCHOOL AND TOWNSHIPTenindewa was a Rail Town. There was hardly anything here, but in the 1920s, Tenindewa was a bustling settlement based around its resident railway gang.Once there was a store and a Post office from 1921, and a row of neat Railway homes and a Hall. Many Halls of that time had a Tennis Court next door, only this one was...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP # 2

    We depart Mullewa and take Geraldton/Mt Magnet Road 18kms to Tenindewa, our first stop on the trail. It is well sign-posted with a brown tourist sign.Looking for wildflowers, then in may pay to head here if your early in the wildflower season as the area around Tenindewa is usually the first area in the Mullewa region to have showings of...

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  • THE NORTHERN LOOP #1

    Another day, another drive! Today, we are following the Northern Loop that begins in Mullewa. We depart along the main Geraldton - Mullewa road to complete the 115km route, or longer as we tend to do some detours. Roads are sealed and many are sandy/gravel - (40% sealed / 60% gravel). We found them to be in good condition and can be travelled along...

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  • THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT # 1

    This circuit begins at Mullewa. You need a car, which I had, and a map which I had previously picked up at the Tourist Information centre. It is up to you what you wish to stop and look at on the route. Everything is signposted and easy to find.The complete circuit is 145kms, beginning on the sealed Mullewa-Mingenew road. Not all the roads are...

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  • THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT # 7

    Watch out for wildlife! Even though it was the middle of the day and quite warm and sunny, we met a Red Kangaroo on the road. Really, he should have been relaxing under the shade of a tree with all the other Kangaroos! Not so! He sat and looked at us with his ears pricked, we slowed down waiting for him to make a move, when suddenly when we were...

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  • THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT # 6

    Now we are following our mud-map to find our way to see the rare Wreath Flower - (Leschenaultia macrantha). The Wreath flower is a native of south Western Australia, preferring climates with dry summers. On the Morowa - Yalgoo road is where we find the Wreath Flower. It is quite easy to find as it likes to grow in the sandy gravel on the roadside....

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    I know I always recommend visiting Tourist Info centres, and I always do myself, in this case IT IS A MUST VISIT IF YOU HAVE COME TO SEE WILDFLOWERS.It is located in the Mullewa Community Resource Centre. Even though there are set hours, I am not sure if it's open all the time as it's run by volunteers. I was there at opening time and the lady was...

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  • THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT # 5

    Still at Tardun, I found a couple more steel cut-outs. As the railway line passed by Tardun, these were about the railway.The first plaque read"Come on Giuseppe - knock that last spike in and let's get out of the sun. Even this Beer is getting warm too quickly - we never had days like this back home.But I'm not going to go play cards with the...

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  • THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT # 4

    On the road again and we have to stop for a long Ore train. Once this has past, we take the dirt road and follow it a few kms to Tardun. I wondered why we were brought here as there was nothing other than one house and an old Hall.I found a cut-out with a story to tell about this town that was established in 1913. It contained a general store, post...

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Mullewa Transportation

  • By Bus

    Buses run to and from Mullewa via Geraldton on Monday and Thursday and depart Mullewa back to Perth on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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  • Driving to Mullewa

    There are a couple of routes to take from Perth – via Great Eastern Hwy, then Great Northern Hwy to the Brand Hway through Geraldton. Then take the Geraldton Mt Magnet Road to Mullewa. The other way is more inland. Take the Great Eastern Hwy, the Great Northern Hwy then left onto the Moollabeenee Road and Right onto the Bindoon Moora Road. To...

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Mullewa Off The Beaten Path

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    Perkins Well

    by keeweechic Written Feb 15, 2008

    This well was sunk in January 1934 and is 34 feet deep on the De Grey-Mullewa stock route. It supplied an average of 16 gallons of fresh water per hour. This was the 2nd well sunk, the first being in 1897 where the main road crossed the Wooderarrung River. Later on, it turned salty.

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