Waroona

Waroona

The Shire of Waroona stretches from pristine coastline in the west, through fertile farmland and beautiful forests to the Darling Range in the east. Diversity will define your experience where you can enjoy the scenery at wineries or breweries, swim and camp at inland lakes and soak up the sun or 4WD on the beach.

Preston Beach

Top 10 things to do

1.

Learn what Mooriel the Cow is wearing. The life-sized mascot of the Waroona Visitor Centre is dressed in ever changing creative ensembles and accessories.

 

2.

Admire the artworks created by the local community in Waroona and surrounds that celebrate the community’s spirit and pride of place.

 

3.

Swim, fish, canoe, picnic, bushwalk and birdwatch at the picturesque Drakesbrook Weir or Lake Navarino.

 

4.

Horse ride through scenic bushland along the panoramic escarpment of the Darling Range with Langford Hill Riding Farm.

 

5.

Explore the coastal, lake and bush trails including Heathlands, Lake Preston and Lake Pollard or learn Waroona’s history on the heritage trail.

6.

Take in the idyllic surrounds of Yalgorup National Park with ten elongated lakes, wonderful old tuart trees, kangaroos, emus, black swans and wildflowers.

 

7.

Discover Waroona’s gardens, trees and structures covered with knitting and crocheted art during Waroona Yarn Bomb from November to January.

 

8.

Feel the wind in your hair as you 4WD along Preston Beach. Cast a line from the shore and catch your own dinner while you are there.

 

9.

Near Waroona, visit the largest thrombolite reef in the Southern Hemisphere at Lake Clifton to see what life was like when the earth began.

 

10.

Sample local wines at Drakesbrook Fine Wines and Lake Clifton Winery cellar doors. Or just outside Waroona Shire try Vineyard 28 (Harvey) or Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery (Herron).

Waroona Dam

Lake Navarino, also known as Waroona Dam, functions as a reservoir used primarily for irrigation. But it’s also great for recreational use, with visitors doing plenty of fishing, canoeing and water-skiing here!

Did you know?

Waroona was originally known as Drakesbrook before the settlement’s name officially changed to Waroona in 1946.
The Waroona Heritage Poles, built in 2000, were made by members of the local community of which most had never picked up a chisel or paintbrush in the name of art before.