Built on the banks of the Moore River in the central agricultural
wheatbelt, Moora is the largest town between Perth metropolitan area
and Geraldton on the inland route.
The largest town between Geraldton and Perth, Moora has a population
of 1400. This indicates the smallness of most of the towns in the area.
Although Moora is a pleasant little town its major attractions exist
outside the town boundaries - it has spectacular wildflower displays in
season and historic Berkshire Valley is a major tourist attraction.
Moora Heritage Trail
The excellent Moora Heritage Trail brochure (it can be obtained from
the local shire office) encompassed Berkshire Village as well as a
number of interesting local historical locations including the local
Court House, three Gothic churches and the Drovers Inn, all of which
were built in the period immediately before World War 1.
The district is well known for its spectacular wildflower displays.
In its virgin state the region was a covered by a large salmon gum
forest and many of the attractive trees from it still remain. Moora is
home to the Western Wildflower Farm. There is an interesting Moora
Wildflower Drive brochure available at the local shire office, which
suggests a route from Moora to Watheroo National Park and identifies
the flowers the visitor is likely to see.
(40 km north): this small town was an original station on the
Midland Railway Company railway line to Walkaway (1907). The name is
Indigenous Australian in origin and was the name of a nearby spring.
The word Watheroo is derived from the word Wardo which means little
bird or more specifically the Willy Wagtail or from the word Wardoro
which means water.
Watheroo National Park
Lying on a sandy plain, the park is home to the extraordinary Bush
Cauliflower and Scarlet Feather Flower. Explore the park for regular
sightings of kangaroos and native birds. Visit Jingamia Cave, its
surrounding outcrop standing in stark contrast to the flat scrubby
nature of the surrounding area. It is advisable to bring your own water
supply as the park does not provide any.