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Mingenew - Coalseam National Park - Dongara

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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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MINGENEW, IN PARTICULAR COALSEAM NATIONAL PARK IS THE HOME OF THE FABULOUS EVERLASTINGS OR PAPER DAISYS. IN WILDFLOWER SEASON WHICH IS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, THE GROUND BECOMES A SEA OF GLORIOUS COLOUR.

BUT FIRST OF ALL.... WHERE TO STAY.

IF YOU HAVE A CAMPERVAN, OBVIOUSLY THE BEST PLACE IS RIGHT IN THE NATIONAL PARK. IF YOU HAVE A TENT... RUG UP BECAUSE IT IS VERY COLD AT NIGHT HERE. WE HAVE STAYED A 2 PLACES IN TOWN - THE CARAVAN PARK AND THE PUB. MY PICK IS DEFINITELY THE PUB. IT'S COLD IN A CARAVAN. THE OWNERS AT THE HOTEL ARE VERY WELCOMING. THEY HAVE CABIN ACCOMMODATION WHICH WE CHOSE. SUNDAY ROAST IS THE BEST! :) THE ALFRESCO GARDEN AREA IS A PLEASURE TO SIT IN. I WOULD RECOMMEND STAYING HERE.

OH AND THEY HAVE THE HUGEST DOG THAT I HAVE SEEN FOR A WHILE!! :)

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COALSEAM

THE DRIVE TO DONGARA IS NOT TOO FAR SO YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO SPEND AT COALSEAM. THERE ARE NICE HIKES AND OF COURSE THERE ARE EVERLASTINGS WILDFLOWERS EVERYWHERE! GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES :)

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WILDFLOWER SPOTTING IS THIRSTY WORK ;)

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AND THE OBLIGATORY PHOTO IN AMONGST THEM..... HOWEVER HUBBY JUST HAD TO REMOVE MY WRINKLES DIDN'T HE. I LOOK LIKE A WANNABE 21YRO LOL. CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WANT TO GET BOTOX. IT'S JUST SO FAKE. NO I'LL KEEP MY WRINKLES THANK YOU. LAUGHING LINES ADD CHARACTER:)

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IT'S TEMPTING TO DRIVE LIKE 007 ON THESE LONG STRETCHES OF OUTBACK ROAD BUT BEWARE THAT THIS IS FARMING LAND AND YOU WILL COME ACROSS BIG FARM MACHINERY THAT TAKES UP THE FULL WIDTH OF THE ROAD OR ALTERNATIVELY LONG ROADTRAINS SO BE SENSIBLE.

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DONGARA

DONGARA IS ON THE COAST. CABINS IN THE CARAVAN PARK ARE A GOOD PLACE TO STAY WITH A BEACH AND CLOSE TO TOWN. UNFORTUNATELY THEY GO QUICK IN WILDFLOWER SEASON SO MAKE SURE YOU BOOK EARLY.

THE TAVERN IN TOWN IS GOOD FOR LUNCH. IT HAS A NICE GARDEN COURTYARD TO ENJOY LUNCH AS YOU PEOPLE WATCH PASSERSBY.
SORRY, NO PIX..... ENJOYING BEERS AND RELAXING TOO MUCH :)

--oOo--

WE HAVE NOW HIT THE HOME RUN AND WILL BE DRIVING THE COAST ROAD ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE OUTER SUBURBS OF PERTH.

NEXT UP - DRIVE VIA LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK TO JURIEN BAY AND THEN CERVANTES.

EXPECTING TO SEE THIS.... AND MUCH MORE -

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Posted by aussirose 04:30 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint road_trip wildflowers blog everlastings 2012 dongara aussirose wa_wildflowers mingenew_wildflowers coalseam_national_park mingenew_hotel mingernew

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