Three Springs is located in the heart of Wildflower Country and is reknown for our picturesque townscape and old style wheat silos, which are visible from all roads leading into town
Wildflowers and Locations
Carpets of everlastings can be found along the Midlands Road, with a lovely display of white everlastsings approximately 5km south of Three Springs. Everlastings flower from August - October. Photos can be viewed here.
Eucalyptus Rose Mallee
The Eucalyptus Rose Mallee (botanical name of Eucalyptus Rhodantha) is a rare species of eucalypt and can be viewed at the Three Springs Hospital Grounds. This plant is the floral emblem of Three Springs. The Eucalyptus Rose Mallee can be found on Sweetman Road off of the Eneabba - Three Springs Road 18km south west of Three Springs between June and October.
Mica Mine Thicket (Dookanooka National Park)
Explore this large area of natural bushland including native flora and fauna, which is located 18kms south-west of Three Springs on the Eneabba - Three Springs Road. Please do not drive around this reserve, leave your vehicle where you first enter and enjoy the natural beauty of this area on foot. Strictly no camping, so why not stay at one of our Eco Short Stay Caravan Parks?
Wildflowers abound along Robinson Road / Arrowsmith River Crossing, a scenic drive with wildflowers galore located 25km west of Three Springs, and best viewed between mid August and early November. While these roads are well maintained gravel, you are advised to slow down and drive carefully.
Wreath Flowers (Botanical name Leschenaultia macrantha K.Krause Wreath Leschenaulti) can be found along Bateman Road, about 20km north-east of Three Springs. They flower from August - October.
Wreath Flowers are only 5cm tall at most but up to 50cm in diameter. Mostly they lay as individual rings but every now and then they interlocked to form a pretty chain against the ochre sand. They are not endangered but are unique to small areas of the West Australian wheatbelt and Geraldton sandplains.
Three Springs Heritage Trail
Enjoy a stroll through history and follow the townsite's Heritage Trail.
Take the time to look at Duffy's Store, which is listed on the WA State Heritage List. Duffy’s Store and Billiard Saloon comprises of a timber framed store containing much of the early shop fitout with attached living quarters at the rear, along with an adjacent timber framed billiard saloon, both with timber weatherboard exterior cladding, iron roofing, timber floors and pressed metal and fibrocement ceilings and interior linings. The Store has cultural significance as it is a rare intact example of a mode of trading that was once common in the late nineteenth century through to the mid twentieth century, where goods and services were offered over the counter by sales assistants from displays and shelving behind. The integrity of the front shop space is outstanding, and the place exhibits the aesthetic characteristics of a simple vernacular building that combines retail and residential functions and is typical of the type of buildings that fronted main streets in the initial development of rural towns.
Enjoy a close up view of the old style wheat silos, and take the time to view the Wildflower Mural. The mural was painted by local artists and showcases the various wildflowers found in the area, as well as the broadacre farming and talc mining industries.
Adjacent to the Heritage Trail is an Amoured Personnel Carrier used in the Vietnam War. This APC was actually operated by a local RSL Member.
There is an information board and barbeque facilities situated at the start of the heritage walk.
10km east of Three Springs lies Western Australia's first Talc Mine. Talc is mined by open cut method and exported for use in the paper, paint and ceramic industries. Three Springs Talc is also processed in WA for cosmetics, agriculture use and carving blocks.
The largest Talc Mine in the Southern Hemisphere and second largest in the World, the annual production exceeds 240,000 tonnes. Overburden heaps with multitudes of different colour soils is not only spectacular, but also makes a unique photograph.
Take in the 360° panoramic view from the Talc Mine Lookout, located off the Perenjori - Three Springs Road. Follow the signs from Three Springs.
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The Pink Lakes is a series of salt lakes located 8km east of Three Springs. Excellent picturesque viewing is found during the spring season when the entire lakes turn crystal pink in colour.
Yarra Yarra Lakes
An intermitted salt lake system which provides unique scenery. Home to flocks of varied species of bird life including swans, pelicans, ducks and the Siberian stilt at various times. The Yarra Yarra Lakes are located 16km south of Three Springs.
A large stand of natural bushland including native flora and fauna of the area. Located 18km south west of Three Springs.
Wildflowers in the Three Springs area