Coorow is a charming inland farming town, whose first settlers raised sheep and horses. Remnants of the area’s farming history are still evident today, amid beautiful gardens and thriving wildflowers.
In the Shire of Coorow, between the towns of Green Head and Leeman, Milligan Island is the only "nature-based" short term (48 hours maximum) camping site. Nestled behind a dune amongst natural vegetation with a short walk to a secluded beach, this eco camping site is perfect for the RV or self-contained tourist. A shallow reef lies off the usually calm beach and is an ideal fishing spot, dotted with a series of small rocky islands.
Take a walk to the historic Coorow Farm and enjoy the stunning array of everlastings, pink fairy orchids and other wildflowers along the Bart Mailey Memorial Walk Trail, stretching 1.2km. Not keen on walking? The Coorow Farm also includes a wildflower drive suitable for small cars to caravans.
Located on the Central West Coast Sandplain, 50 kilometres west of Coorow, Alexander Morrison National Park boasts beautiful wildflower displays, particularly between August and October. The park consists of low scrub on undulating sandplain hills, interspersed with small streams across the landscape. Tall eucalypts house heathland birds making for beautiful, shady picnic locations.
Stargazing at Touche Road Lakes is recommended. There is a local gravel road where you can access a variety of outlooks across the salt lakes. If you travel 8kms from town along Touche Road, you’ll come across the lake system. From this point, there are various locations along the road. In winter, water reflects the beautiful Milky Way. In summer, the salt basins create a stark landscape framed by the night sky. There are remains of old fences across some of the lakes which make an interesting addition to images.