Chapman Valley is a charming agricultural town renowned for its fertile soils and beautiful landscapes known as 'breakaway country'.
The agricultural lands, rolling hills and rivers of Chapman Valley make for a beautiful scenic drive, especially in the winter months, with fields of golden wheat and canola, carpets of Everlastings and bush flowers galore.
Chapman Valley is an hours' drive north-east of Geraldton.
Wildflowers and Nature
Scenic drives through fields of springtime wildflowers and picturesque farmland makes Chapman Valley a popular destination for a self drive adventure. Chapman Valley is a prime spot for wildflower fans, with bright pink, blue and white everlastings colouring the landscape during the season. The area between Nanson and Yuna is where you'll find some of the best wildflower shows.
The Moresby Range was formed some 50 million years ago, now an ancient (exposed) seabed for fossil deposits which can be found in various places in the Range. View the ancient landscape from Mills Lookout and Wokatherra Hill. Explore wildflowers near Naraling Hall, Old Nolba Stock Route and Wandana Reserve. See an abundance of wildflower species come to life during the season including Dampiera, Grevillea, Hibbertia and Melalueca.
Walk or mountain bike your way along the Chapman River Nature Trail at Nanson which provides a habitat for the endangered Ringtail Possum and Carnaby Black Cockatoo. Along the path, you will see nesting boxes for birds, as well as trail markers and interpretive signage. Chapman River Friends is a group of volunteers who help in the rehabilitation and promote the Chapman River Regional Park. They offer a guided walk each weekend to view the wildflowers, wildlife and provide general and specific information about the park. Check their Facebook page for departure times and point. They also have a great app for flower identification.
Eat, drink and do
Chapman Valley is ideal for a day of eating, drinking and exploring the nature of the area. Taste delicious local beer and enjoy a Kansas-style BBQ at Burnt Barrel Outback Brewbq (open all year round). Sample rum at Copperhead Road Distillery (open April-October). Immerse yourself in history at the Chapman Valley Museum - check opening hours and seasonality with the Geraldton Visitor Centre.
Visit Lavender Valley Farm. Fish your heart out at the Chapman Valley Fishing Park, with plenty of fun to be had for an hour or the whole day, the choice is yours at this catch and release park with gear supplied, refreshments available, and plenty of landscaped picnic and BBQ areas.