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Three Springs to Mingenew via Toodyay

Highlight - Toodyay and the Famous Wreath Flower


View 2012 Perth to Mingenew Wildflower Roadtrip on aussirose's travel map.

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WREATH FLOWER

NOTHING LIKE HITTING YOU STRAIGHT AWAY WITH THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP. YES THIS STUNNING WILDFLOWER IS IN MY OPINION THE ULTIMATE! AND THE WAY THEY GROW ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN THE DIRT IS JUST MIND BLOWING. BUT... THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO SPOT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK. MORE ABOUT THAT LATER...

Three Springs to Mingenew

Three Springs to Mingenew

TODAY'S JOURNEY FROM THREE SPRINS TO MINGENEW IS ONLY 2 1/2HRS. YOU WILL SPEND QUITE A BIT OF TIME IN TOODYAY.... HOME OF THE WREATH FLOWER.

THE ROAD FROM THREE SPRINGS TO TOODYAY IS MOSTLY STRAIGHT BUT HAS POCKETS OF DIFFERENT WILDFLOWERS. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR POSTS WITH PINK RIBBON ON. THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE WREATH FLOWER. THERE ARE DEDICATED WILDFLOWER SPOTTERS WHO MARK OUT WHERE THE BEST DISPLAYS ARE WITH PINK RIBBONS.

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Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw closeup

Kangaroo Paw closeup

Colourful Wildflower Stem

Colourful Wildflower Stem

smokebush

smokebush

hakea

hakea

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Flame Grevillea

Flame Grevillea

Woody Pear

Woody Pear

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Old Socks

Old Socks

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Cats Paw

Cats Paw

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Australian Bush

Australian Bush

BE SURE TO STOP AT THE CROSSROAD WHERE THE THREE SPRINGS ROAD MEETS THE ROAD TO PERENJORI.
HERE YOU WILL FIND A WHOLE MOB OF COCKIES. THESE GUYS ARE OBVIOUSLY USED TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND WILL HAPPILY POSE FOR YOU.

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PERENJORI

PUB GRUB IS GOOD AT THE HOTEL HERE. EQUALLY GOOD IS A MRS MAC PIE FROM THE SMALL STORE UP THE ROAD AND A TAKE AWAY BEER FROM THE PUB. ACROSS THE ROAD IS A NICE PARK WITH ALL SORTS OF COLOURFUL NATIVE BOTTLEBRUSHES AND GREVILLEAS.

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Red bottlebrush

Red bottlebrush

Pink bottlebrush

Pink bottlebrush

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White bottlebrush

White bottlebrush

Red Grevillea

Red Grevillea

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Yellow Grevillea

Yellow Grevillea

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

PERENJORI ALSO HAS AMAZING GRAFITTI ART PAINTINGS ON THE BUILDINGS. THESE ARE BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND ARE CERTAINLY EYE CATCHING.

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PERENJORI MUSEUM

DO CALL IN AT THE MUSEUM WHICH IS PART OF THE INFORMATION CENTRE. IT'S VERY CUTE AND HAS SOME REALLY INTERESTING STUFF. I ENJOYED THE FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD BITS AND PIECES WITH WELL KNOWN AUSTRALIAN NAMES. MANY DON'T EXIST ANY MORE BUT I STILL REMEMBER THEM FROM MY CHILDHOOD. THE OLD BLACK SINGER SEWING MACHINE IS IN PRESTINE CONDITION. I REMEMBER MY MUM HAD ONE THE SAME :) WELL WORTH A LOOK AND PLEASE GIVE A SMALL DONATION.

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PERENJORI INFORMATION CENTRE

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AT THE INFORMATION CENTRE THEY WILL GIVE YOU A MUD MAP (MAP WITH HAND DRAWN DIRECTIONS) ON WHERE TO FIND THE WREATH FLOWER.
IT'S OUT OF TOWN A WAY AND YOU HIT THE TURNOFF AND OVER THE RAIL CROSSING (WATCH FOR TRAINS) - HANG A RIGHT AT THE WINDMILL - THEN LOOK FOR A POST WITH A WHITE BUCKET ON. THAT IS THE SPOT.

LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, THEY HAD A WILDFLOWER SIGN AT THE TURNOFF WHICH HELPS. THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE HERE. IT'S WORTH PARKING FOR A QUICK LOOK.

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Grevellia

Grevellia

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Bitter quandong

Bitter quandong

Australian ant hill

Australian ant hill

Hakea

Hakea

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Windmill marks the spot

Windmill marks the spot

WREATH FLOWER

AND HERE THEY ARE!!

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AND LOOKING THE OTHER WAY.... I FINALLY FOUND MY LONE TREE IN THE PADDOCK!
I HAD BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO OBTAINING THIS FOR A LONG TIME :)

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--oOo--

MORAWA

HEADING TOWARDS MINGENEW YOU WILL STOP AT MORAWA. THE INFORMATION AND GIFT SHOP HERE IS NICE. LOVE THE WILDFLOWER BOOK MARKS. THEY WILL ALSO SHOW YOU WHERE THE WREATH FLOWER CAN BE FOUND.

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MINGENEW

MINGENEW AND IN PARTICULAR COALSEAM NATIONAL PARK IS THE HOME OF A STUNNING SEA OF YELLOW AND PINK WILDFLOWERS COMMONLY CALLED EVERLASTINGS OR PAPER DAISYS. A GOOD SEASON IS DEPENDENT ON GOOD WINTER RAIN.

BEST TO STAY IN TOWN AND VISIT COALSEAM EARLY MORNING AS IT TENDS TO DRAW QUITE A CROWD, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CHOOSE THE EARLY OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND LIKE WE USUALLY DO.

NEXT BLOG WILL SHOWCASE THESE AMAZING WILDFLOWERS OF MINGENEW.... BUT HERE IS A LITTLE TEASER.... ;)

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~~oOo~~

PS..... BTW ......I THINK SEPIA WORKS WELL ON THIS KANGAROO PAW.... DON'T YOU? :)

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Posted by aussirose 03:28 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint road_trip photography wildflowers blog mingenew everlastings 2012 aussirose perenjori wa_wildflowers mingenew_wildflowers perenjori_wildflowers morawa three_springs wreath_flower morawa_wildflowers

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