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.
The Northern Loop and The Southern Circuit wildflower trails take in Mullewa’s natural beauty, outlying areas and unique historical and geographical features. The trails include special wildflower locations such as the Coalseam Conservation Park and the fascinating Bindoo Hill, a glacial moraine where ice smoothed rocks dropped as the face of the glacier melted around 225 million years ago. Each site features a creative rusty steel sculpture with an interpretive panel to explain the main story associated with the place. A number have picnic tables and fire-rings, and all roads can be driven in standard 2WD vehicles (with care on unsealed sections).
The Mullewa Bushland Trail is a 2.3km loop,with the trail starting and finishing at the Mullewa Scenic Lookout, or can be accessed from the Information Bay on Gray Street. Interpretation signage focuses on natural heritage and indigenous culture.
Don't miss the Wreath Flowers of Pindar. Drive 30kms east of Mullewa to the little township of Pindar where you can spot the rare and exquisite Wreath Leschenaultia flower. Once at Pindar, you drive 10kms north on the Pindar-Berringarra Road (unsealed), the flowers are located on the shoulders of the road. Made from dozens of flowers with frilled petals of red, white and pink, be sure to pull over off the road (but not onto the flowers) to ensure road safety. These beautiful flowers bloom between August and October, with September often being their optimal month.
Celebrating the enormous contribution architect-priest John Hawes made to the region, the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail showcases 15 buildings of his design and other sites significant to his life. Taking seven years to build, The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Peter and St Paul is a fantastic example of his work with the Priest House located next to the church. The adjoining Priest House Museum is available for inspection from July to October.
Look out for the Mullewa Wildflower Show, held in late August/early September bringing the best of the bush to the town with all that is flowering in the region, including wreath flowers, daisies, hakeas, grevilleas, orchids, eremophilas, wattles and many other local species.
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.