Wildflower Country News
9th July 2012 - Wildflower Way is Officially Open – more to explore than just Wildflowers
Wildflower Country Incorporated was pleased to announce the official opening of Exploring Wildflower Country – Wildflower Way, at the industry launch in Dalwallinu on Friday the 6th of July.
Industry leaders, Shire Presidents and Chief Executive Officers were joined by representatives from Tourism Western Australia and Australia’s Coral Coast to celebrate the opening of the Wildflower Way.
Guests were presented with a history of the project and an update on the current promotions planned for this unique new attraction, before the ‘ribbon’ was cut to celebrate the opening.
Shire of Morawa CEO, Mr Gavin Treasure said “Exploring Wildflower Country - Wildflower Way has been a project that has been developed through partnerships within the Shires and Councils and is a great example of what can be achieved in regional area’s when everyone works together with one vision.
“This is the first stage of what is expected to be a growing project, a series of 21 interpretive sites that have been developed along the Wildflower Way through Wildflower Country. These sites highlight a diverse and fascinating range of themes and issues.
“The sites feature artistic steel “sculptures” representing some of the people and creatures that have made this region their home. Interpretive panels add detail and depth to the stories being told”.
Tourism Western Australia’s, Mr Marcus Falconer was delighted to be a part of the launch and said “Western Australia is well known for its 12,000 species or more of Wildflowers, but this project celebrates more than just Wildflowers, it celebrates the people and the history that make up our inland regions and gives visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the broader range of natural and cultural attractions that flourish and are waiting to be discovered in this region.
The unique nature of Wildflower Way provides a colourful and fascinating way to explore our much treasured Wildflower Country.”
Exploring Wildflower Country –Wildflower Way is a project that has been developed by the Shire of Dalwallinu, Shire of Perenjori, Shire of Morawa, Shire of Mullewa and City of Greater Geraldton, with the assistance of funding through the Royalty for Regions program.
Wildflower Country runs from Moora in the south to Dalwallinu in the east and Mullewa in the north and Greenhead and Geraldton to the West. The Wildflower Way is the most eastern Route.
The Wildflower Way passes through five attractive and welcoming towns. Four of these – Dalwallinu, Perenjori, Morawa and Mullewa have the charm of the best of small rural communities, while the fifth, Geraldton, is a bustling regional city.
Each has its own attractions, with walk trails, historic churches, local museums, short drive trails and historic sites are just some of the places you might visit along the way.
For further enquires about Exploring Wildflower Country the Wildflower Way or this media release, please contact Trish Palmonari on 0409 915 506.