Mingenew is blessed with a naturally beautiful landscape and in wildflower season, Mingenew Hill and its views are breathtaking. You will find yourself surrounded by spectacular breakaway country, with fantastic flat-top ridges, and the landscape is covered in a blanket of canola, set against a sky of impossible blue and rich red rock.
Mingenew is also a short drive to other key nature reserves and flower trails as well as a short 30 minute drive from the seaside towns of Dongara-Port Denison.
Located between Mingenew and Mullewa, Coalseam Conservation Park is arguably WA’s holy grail for Wildflower lovers. Many different species transform the park into a carpet of colour in springtime showcasing the state’s high diversity. Magnificent views are offered from the Irwin lookout and marine fossils are to be found embedded in the banks of the Irwin River below. All year round Coalseam provides a wealth of insight into the rich geological history of the region. Note: Please keep to marked trails to preserve the flowers for the future.
The 3.2km Plateau Loop trail at Coalseam Conservation Park starts at Miners Picnic area. Pink, white and yellow Everlastings spread out on either side of this trail as it crosses the Irwin river and takes you through a rare Eucalypt woodland to the plateau ridge where you can enjoy sweeping valley views.
Camp among the flowers by pitching a tent at the popular Miners campsite in Coalseam Conservation Park – but be prepared for crowds during weekends and in the wildflower season. A limit of a three-night stay is imposed from July – October. Overflow camping is available for tents at Breakaway. Other RV friendly sites close to Mingenew include Enanty Barn and Yandanooka Hall.
Head to the Depot Hill Reserve, which was used as a practice firing range during the World Wars. Grab lunch from the Mingenew Bakery, take a blanket and a camera and head off to discover one of Western Australia’s true wildflower hotspots. Enjoy the sunset and the endless views across Mingenew’s beautiful breakaway country whilst overlooking a carpet of blooming wildflowers below. ‘The Hill’ is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch or a champagne sunset finish to a wildflower day
Mingenew Hill , located in town, is the ideal place for holiday makers to have a rest and view the stunning landscape from high above, for as far as the eye can see. Wander or drive over the railway line on Mingenew – Mullewa Rd. It’s perfect for wildflowers, picnics and shutterbugs alike! At the bottom of the hill is Drovers Rest - a great spot to take a break and discover Mingenew’s rich droving heritage.
Yellow flowers and shining stars are the hero of Yandanooka, a tiny town located between Three Springs and Mingenew on the Midlands Road. Its name is of Aboriginal origin and thought to mean "plenty of hilly country in sight". During Wildflower season, we agree! With good winter rains Yandanooka is often blanketed in yellow everlasting carpets. RV friendly camp sites are available at Yandanooka Hall.
Yandanooka is also a perfect location from which to enjoy stargazing with stunning clear night skies.