The Shire of Carnamah includes the townsites of Carnamah and Eneabba. Just three hours north of Perth, the Carnamah Shire is one of the richest areas in the state for flowering plants and explodes into colour during the annual wildflower season from around August to October.

Carnamah attractions

  • Visit the charming Macpherson Homestead
  • Enjoy a picnic at Lake Indoon
  • Watch the Yarra Yarra Salt Lakes colour transformation
  • View the spectacular wildflowers of Tathra National Park
  • See the local artwork of the three giant murals
  • Check out some of the towns historic buildings
Macpherson Homestead was built in 1869 and once served as a post office and wayfarers' rest home. Today it makes a great picnic spot with views over Carnamah. The homestead is accessed from Bunjil Road.

Lake Indoon is a big freshwater lake, 12 kilometres west of Eneabba, it is ideal for water skiing, barbecues, picnics and camping. It includes gas barbecues, toilets and hot water facilities.

Watch the Yarra Yarra salt lake as it transforms from salty pink in the summer to deep blue in the winter. Best views are from the Lakes Lookout off the Carnamah/Eneabba Road.

Access the Carnamah Shire Coast via three entry points to enjoy quiet beaches, excellent fishing and a full range of water sports. Coolimba access is opposite the Coolimba Eneabba Road junction on Indian Ocean Way. Gum Tree Bay is 12 kilometres north and Illawong a further ten kilometres.

Tathra National Park lies 25 kilometres west of Carnamah on the Carnamah-Eneabba Road, it is most spectacular during the wildflower season. Tathra is the Nyungar word for beautiful place and is a fitting name for this beautiful national park.

Carnamah locals have brought the town site to life with the creation of three giant murals. 'Drovers Rest is on the local True Value Hardware Store, 'Sale Oh' is on the Landmark building and 'Macphersons View' is on the Council administration building.

The Carnamah Historical Museum is located in one of a number of historic stone buildings in Carnamah. It is open Fridays between 1.30pm and 5pm. Other historic buildings include: the post office, St Andrews Church, designed by Monsignor John Hawes, and the Uniting Church.

Carnamah accommodation and tours

Carnamah offers a hotel/motel, plus caravan and camping facilities. Call the Shire of Carnamah for accommodation and tour options on +61 8 9951 7000.

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