Located 20 kilometres north-west of Carnamah, Three Springs is a quaint country town boasting beautiful wildflowers during late winter and spring. Three Springs is renowned for its picturesque townscape and old style wheat silos, visible from all roads leading into town. The town name is derived from three original water springs located to the north-east, used by the early settlers and drovers for stock watering purposes.
The Robinson Road – Arrowsmith River Crossing is a scenic drive with wildflowers galore between late July and October. Shady picnic areas are in abundance in the townsite, all offering easy caravan access. Remember to take the time out for a break and stroll around this beautiful town.
Three Springs' floral emblem is the Eucalyptus Rose Mallee (Eucalyptus Rhodantha), a rare species of eucalypt, which can be viewed at the Three Springs Hospital Grounds and Federation Park. It can also be found, growing naturally on Sweetman Road 18km south west of Three Springs. Flowers between June and October.
Visitors can gain an insight into Three Springs and see some of the region’s magnificent wildflowers in season by taking a stroll along the Heritage Walk. The nearby Yarra Yarra Lakes are an intermittent salt lake system which provides unique scenery is home to flocks of various species of bird life including swans, pelicans, ducks and the Siberian stilt. The Yarra Yarra Lakes are located south of Three Springs via Yarra West Road.
Visit the World’s Largest Talc Mine and take in the 360 degree panoramic view at the Talc Mine Lookout, located 10km east of Three Springs. This is the largest Talc mine in the world, with an annual production of 100 000 tonnes.
At Arrino Gardens, learn about native plants and “bush tucker”, located 20km north of Three Springs. The garden is scattered with informative panels focusing on the history of the town site and significance of the native plants in the garden.