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.
The town is also becoming better known for Astrotourism as a great place to see the Milky Way due to little light pollution.
Walk from the centre of town up to the scenic Lakes Lookout (found 1km out of town on Carnamah-Eneabba Road) where you can peer out over the Yarra Yara Lake System. Doing this at sunset to watch the colours of the lake change. Depending on the season you might see salty pink lakes in summer, to the deep blue lakes in winter. A picnic shelter is located at the Lakes Lookout. As an alternative to the lookout, visitors can also access Yarra Yarra Lake via a good gravel road, approximately 16km off the Carnamah-Eneabba Road. During Spring, Yarra Yarra is a great place to stargaze. Much is visible with the naked eye and also a great time to get out your telescope.
Carnamah locals have brought the townsite to life with the creation of three giant wall murals. 'Drovers Rest' is on the local Hardware Store, 'Sale Oh' is found at the Landmark building and ' Macphersons View' is on the Council administration building.
The Carnamah Historical Museum is located in an historic stone building and is open on Fridays between 1.30pm and 5pm. Other historic buildings in Carnamah include the St Andrews Church (designed by Monsignor John Hawes), the Bank (now converted to an art gallery) and the Uniting Church (now converted to a café which is open during Wildflower season).
Other historic buildings include: the post office, St Andrews Church, designed by Monsignor John Hawes, and the Uniting Church. 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.
Watch the Yarra Yarra Lake Reserve as it transforms from salty pink in Spring and Summer to deep blue in the Winter. Best views are from the Lakes Lookout are off the Carnamah/Eneabba Road.