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Toodyay to Three Springs via New Norcia and Badgingarra

Highlight - Badgingarra Wildflower Walk


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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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THIS PART OF THE TRIP IS A LONG DRIVE - ABOUT 5HRS ON THE ROAD, SO I WOULD SUGGEST HEADING OUT EARLY.

Toodyay to Three Springs Map

Toodyay to Three Springs Map



DON'T FORGET TO ENSURE YOU HAVE YOUR COLOUR GUIDE TO SPRING WILDFLOWERS BOOK HANDY (PURCHASE FROM KINGS PARK IN PERTH) BECAUSE ON THIS PART OF THE TRIP YOU WILL BE INUNDATED WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF GLORIOUS WA WILDFLOWERS :)

FIRST STOP....

LAKE NINAN

NO NEED TO STOP HERE FOR LONG. BUT THIS PLACE AFFORDS YOU SOME GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.

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WANGAN HILLS

NEXT STOP, WANGAN HILLS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THE CHRISTMAS ROCK WALK TRAIL HERE. I LIKED THE SEA OF ORANGE WILDFLOWERS THAT COVERED THE GROUND AROUND HUGE ROCKS AND THE MANY VARIETIES OF RED BOTTLEBRUSH. DON'T WASTE TOO MUCH TIME BECAUSE THE HIGHLIGHT OF TODAY WILL BE THE WILDFLOWER WALK AT BADGINGARRA.

THE IGA GROCERY STORE IN THE MAIN STREET IS GOOD TO BUY ANY SUPPLIES THAT YOU NEED AS THEY WILL BE EXPENSIVE IN BADGINGARRA AND ENEABBA.

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Petrophile Wildflowers

Petrophile Wildflowers

Petrophile

Petrophile

Petrophile closeup

Petrophile closeup

Orange Immortelle

Orange Immortelle

Calothamnus Rupestris Mouse Ears

Calothamnus Rupestris Mouse Ears

Mouse Ears

Mouse Ears

Morrison Featherflower

Morrison Featherflower

Red Bottebrush

Red Bottebrush

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NEW NORCIA

THIS IS A GEM OF A TOWN WITH A STACK OF INTERESTING GRANDEOUS BUILDINGS. IF YOU ARE INTO HISTORY THEN YOU WILL LOVE NEW NORCIA.
NEW NORCIA WAS FOUNDED IN 1847 BY SPANISH BENEDICTINE MONKS.

HUBBY AND I HOWEVER LOVE NEW NORCIA FOR THE LOCAL BEER.... ABBEY ALE :)
IT IS NO SECRET THAT MONKS HAVE BEEN BREWING BEER FOR SINCE WHENEVER.... NEW NORCIA HOTEL IS FAMOUS FOR ITS OWN BREWED MONK BEER - ABBEY ALE. I PROBABLY LIKE IT BECAUSE IT HAS A DISTINCT BELGIUM BEER FLAVOUR. NICE GLASSES TOO :)

I WOULD AIM TO HAVE LUNCH HERE. THE FOOD IS NICE AND SURROUNDINGS .... JUST BEAUTIFUL.

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ON THE ROAD TO NEW NORCIA, KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR WILDFLOWERS. WE FOUND A PROFUSSION OF BLUE LESCHENAULTIA JUST ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

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BUT DON'T WASTE TOO MUCH TIME PHOTOGRAPHING THESE FABULOUS BLUE FLOWERS AS YOU WILL SEE THEM AGAIN AT THE NEXT DESTINATION AND HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP....

BADGINGARRA WILDFLOWER WALK

I KNOW.... IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE GOING OUT OF THE WAY. YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR TRIP AND DO BADGINGARRA AS A DAY TRIP FROM CERVANTES IF YOU STAYED THERE AN EXTRA NIGHT. THAT IS ALWAYS AN OPTION. WE VISIT CERVANTES LATER IN OUR TRIP.

VERN WESTBROOK HERITAGE WILDFLOWER TRAIL IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH-WEST ROAD JUST NORTH OF BADGINGARRA. OR MAKE A QUICK PITT STOP AT THE ROADHOUSE AND THEY WILL DIRECT YOU.

THIS IS A NICE EASY WALK THAT TAKES YOU THROUGH WOODLAND AND ACROSS A STREAM, BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP.....WHICH IS AN AUSSIE TERM FOR OUT IN THE WHOOP WHOOP.... STICKS..... WAY OUT BEYOND....THE BLACK STUMP ;)

THE VARIETY OF WILDFLOWERS HERE IS AMAZING! EVERY TIME THAT WE HAVE VISITED, WE HAVE BEEN TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THE COLOURS AND MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITY. SORRY FOR SO MANY PIX.... BUT WE LOVE THIS PLACE!! :)

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beyond the black stump

beyond the black stump

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Grass Tree

Grass Tree

Morning Iris

Morning Iris

Snakebush

Snakebush

Snakebush

Snakebush

Brown Pea

Brown Pea

Fringe Lily

Fringe Lily

Starflower

Starflower

Firebush

Firebush

Travelling Postman

Travelling Postman

Hakea

Hakea

yellow-eyed flame pea

yellow-eyed flame pea

Calendrinia

Calendrinia

Morrison Featherflower

Morrison Featherflower

Blue Leschenaultia

Blue Leschenaultia

Morrison Featherflower

Morrison Featherflower

milkmaid

milkmaid

Hairy Yellow Pea

Hairy Yellow Pea

Morrison Featherflower

Morrison Featherflower

Hairy Yellow Pea

Hairy Yellow Pea

Brown Pea

Brown Pea

Fire Bush Pea

Fire Bush Pea

And a Colourful fungi

And a Colourful fungi

Badgingarra Roadhouse

Badgingarra Roadhouse

AND ONE TAKEN WITH WRAPPING PAPER BEHIND. THIS IS A TECHNIQUE I PICKED UP SOMEWHERE OF THE NET. A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. COLOURED CELOPHANE ALSO WORKS WELL.

THE OTHER PHOTO WAS USING THE 'LITTLE WORLD' TECHNIQUE ON PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS, THEN CROPPING THE BOTTOM.

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APPLIED SOFT FOCUS TO THIS PHOTO IN PICASA. QUITE HAPPY WITH THE RESULT. PICASA HAS SOME NICE LITTLE POST PROCESSING EDITING TOOLS FOR QUICK PHOTO MANIPULATION.

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LAKE INDOON

NICE PLACE FOR A LEG STRETCH STOP.

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DON'T BOTHER STOPPING AT ENEABBA. NOT MUCH THERE. WE MADE THE MISTAKE OF BUYING FOOD AT THE ROADHOUSE HERE ONCE. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY.

THREE SPRINGS

WE STAYED AT THREE SPRINGS TOURIST LODGE, 4 CARTER STREET - WHICH WAS THE OLD HOSPITAL. NICE BREAKKY AND JUST A STROLL FROM THE PUB. AFTER SEARCHING FOR IT ON THE WEB.... I SEE THAT IT IS SHUT DOWN. THAT'S A SHAME :( BUT ANYWAY, I WILL POST OUR PHOTOS HERE AS A NICE FAMILY MEMORY.

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NEVER MIND.... THERE'S ALWAYS THE PUB TO STAY AT. WE HAVE FOUND MOST OUTBACK PUBS THAT WE HAVE STAYED IN HAVE BEEN AN INTERESTING AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.

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THE ROAD FROM THREE SPRINGS TO PERENJORI IS LONG AND STRAIGHT BUT HAS POCKETS OF COLOURFUL WILDFLOWERS ALONG THE ROADSIDE.

HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE BUT I WILL REVEAL ALL NEXT BLOG....

Flame Grevillea

Flame Grevillea

smokebush

smokebush

Cats paw

Cats paw

COMING UP NEXT - DRY OUTBACK WILDFLOWERS INCLUDING THE FAMOUS WEST AUSTRALIAN WREATH FLOWER!

Posted by aussirose 01:51 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint road_trip wildflowers blog new_norcia 2012 aussirose badgingarra wa_wildflowers lake_indoon three_springs badgingarra_national_park wongan_hills lake_nivan abbey_ale

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Delightful photos!

by ADAMYAMEY

Thanks Adam :) :)
Xx

by aussirose

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