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Waroona

Stretching from 'sea to scarp'- from Preston Beach to inland farmlands - the Shire of Waroona incorporates the character town of Waroona, Jarrah forests of Nanga Brook and the Lake Clifton Thrombolites.

Located on the South Western Highway, the Shire of Waroona lies between forest, farmland, lakes and sea. The township of Waroona has grown over the years to encompass cafes, fine examples of colonial architecture, antique shops and art galleries. Drop into the Waroona Visitor Centre which is home to an art gallery as well as visitor information for the region. 

Things To Do in Waroona

  • Follow one of the region's many heritage and nature walk trails.
  • Explore the coastal lakes and wetlands of the Yalgorup National Park.
  • Be amazed by the Lake Clifton Thrombolites - some of the first living creatures on earth!
  • Go four-wheel driving, fish or relax on Preston Beach.
  • Head to Lake Navarino and Waroona Dam for exciting recreational activities such as water skiing and fishing.
  • Camp along Nanga Brook that flows towards the Murray River.
  • Visit the historic town of Hamel, home to the first permanent State nursery propagating plants for many of Perth's well-know sites such as the Perth Zoo and Kings Park.

Yalgorup National Park

Yalgorup National Park covers an area of over 12,000 hectares. The park contains 11 coastal lakes and wetlands which are home to hundreds of migrating birds, some of which have travelled thousands of kilometres to breed and recuperate amongst the areas' rich eco systems. There are hides and viewing platforms, a boardwalk and several walk trails for everyone to enjoy.

The park also boasts several stands of rare Tuart trees and some of the first living creatures on earth - the captivating Thrombolites at Lake Clifton. The most striking things about the thrombolites are their limestone colour and rounded shape. The thrombolite-building micro-organisms are too small for the human eye to see and resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth. Visitors can follow the boardwalk to view these living rock-like structures. 

Preston Beach at the southern end of the park is a superb location for four-wheel driving, swimming, picnicking or fishing from its pristine white sandy shores. There is also a popular 9-hole golf course, children's playground, free BBQs, and a range of accommodation options.

Dorset Road Windmill Waroona
Preston Beach Waroona
Street Mural Waroona
Waroona Museum
Lake Navarino

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