Mullewa lies deep in the heart of wildflower country and is well frequented by people wishing to view the best of the region's dazzling wildflower displays. The entire region, about 100km east of Geraldton, is a blaze of brilliant colour during the wildflower season from around August to October.
The Mullewa region is so rich in wildflower species because it straddles both geological and climatic transition zones. This produces great diversity across varying soil types and rainfall/temperature zones. Mullewa also contains both farmland, where human activity provides the disturbance favoured by many species and vast pastoral properties, where nature remains little changed. It has several nature and cultural walk trails.
Must Do Mullewa Experiences
- Halfway between Mullewa and Mingenew on the Coalseam Road is Coalseam Conservation Park - it is THE must see location during the wildflower season.
- Mullewa is particularly well known for its carpets of everlastings and the stunning wreath flower in addition to the annual Wildflower Show held in September.
- Whilst in town, take to the Mullewa Wildflower Trails where you can follow various walking paths seeking burst of floral colour.
Celebrating the enormous contribution architect-priest John Hawes made to the region, the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail highlights 15 buildings of his design and other sites significant to his life. The town itself presents one of the best examples of his work, the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Peter and St Paul. Considered his crowning glory, it took seven years to build, with Monsignor Hawes its architect, stonemason and carpenter. The adjoining Priest House Museum is available for inspection from July to October.
De Grey Stock Route heritage trail follows the route first gazetted in 1905, commencing at the mouth of the De Grey River and finishing at Mullewa. The trail takes in three of the southern-most government wells and natural watering hole, Hughie Rocks. Enjoy the rolling hills and golden paddocks surrounding Mullewa on a scenic drive taking in magnificent views of the Irwin River, the fascinating Bindoo Hill, and the historical Butterabby Gravesite.
The town of Mullewa has basic hotel and motel accommodation, a modern caravan park, nearby station stay and the historic Pindar Pub, now a bed and breakfast establishment.