Three Springs is a quaint country town boasting beautiful wildflowers during late winter and spring.
Located 20km north-west of Carnamah, Three Springs is renowned for its picturesque townscape and old style wheat silos, visible from all roads leading into tonw. The town name is derived from three original water springs located to the north-east, used by early settlers and drovers for stock watering purposes.
The Robinson Road - Arrowsmith River Crossing is a scenic drive with wildflowers galore from late winter throughout spring. Wildflowers can also be seen blooming along the town's Heritage Walk.
Three Springs' floral emblem is the Eucalyptus Rose Mallee (Eucalytpus Rhodantha), a rare species of eucalypt, which can be seen 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. It flowers between June and October.
History and Heritage
Take a stroll along the Three Springs Heritage Walk to discover the town's history, including the state heritage-listed Duffy's Store. The Store is culturally significant as an intact example of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century trading. Three Springs offers plenty of shady picnic areas, all offering easy caravan access, making it easy to stop and take a break to stroll around the beautiful town.
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 township and significance of the native plants in the garden.
10km east of Three Springs is Western Australia's first talc mine. Still producing 100,000 tonnes of talk each 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.
Pink Lakes & Salt Lakes
Just outside of Three Springs you'll find a series of easily accessible lakes, which turn crystal pink during spring. The most accessible lake 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 carotenoid-producing algae, Dunaliella salina.
South of town, the Yarra Yarra Lakes are an intermittent salt lake system which provides unique scenery and is home to flocks of various species of bird life. Spot pelicans, swans, ducks and the Siberian stilt. The lakes are also an Astrophotography Hot Spot, offering incredible stargazing and photography opportunities.