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.
Take a walk along the Three Springs Heritage Trail to discover the town's history, including the heritage-listed Duffy's Store. The Store is culturally significant, as an intact example of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century trading.
Just outside of Three Springs you'll find a series of easily accessible lakes which turn crystal pink during spring. The most accessible is just south of town and lies alongside the Midlands Road. Like the iconic Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon) at Port Gregory, the lakes here get their colour from the presence of the carotenoid-producing algae, Dunaliella salina.
Western Australia's first Talc mine likes 10km east of Three Springs. Producing 100,000 tonnes per year, the mine is the largest in the southern hemisphere and second largest in the world. Head to the Talc Mine Lookout to enjoy 360' panoramic views of the open cut mine.
15km north of Three Springs is the historic township of Arrino. Visit the Arrino Gardens to learn about native plants and “bush tucker”; the garden is scattered with informative panels focusing on the history of the town site and significance of the native plants in the garden.