Woodanilling is prided on its peaceful surrounding and its ability to get close to nature, and has been recognised as a popular area for bird watching and possess many locations bursting with native and rare wildflowers and flora.
Sites and attractions maps
Located northwest of Woodanilling, on Queerearrup Road along Douglas Road, Queerearrup lake in its former glory offered a large variety of recreational and leisure activities from skiing, swimming and picnic areas. The lake has a significant historical value to Woodanilling. However, due to falling water levels the lake is no longer used as a skiing or swimming location, although native flora and fauna can still be admired throughout the reserve. Public toilets are available on site.
Martup Pool (13) & Wignedyne Nature Reserve
Martup Pool located north of Woodanilling, on the Albany Highway and Wingedyne Nature Reserve found on Orchard Road, both offering opportunities to view native wildflowers during spring. Kangaroos and bush wallabies can often be seen at dusk in the paddocks surrounding the reserve, which are also known for parrots, lorikeets, blue wrens and the crested shrike-tit.
King Rock (8)
Located in Woodanilling’s northeast, along Shackley Road, King Rock, a flora and fauna reserve is an ideal picnic site with panoramic views of the surrounding district.
Centenary Park & Prime Ministers’ Pathway
Centenary Park and the Prime Ministers’ Pathway are positioned in the centre of the Townsite on corners of Carlton and Carlisle Streets.
The park is a popular area boasting a lush carpet of green grass, an adventurous children’s playground and equipment, and a paved gazebo complete with shaded seating and an electric BBQ free to members of the public. Public conveniences are also available at the park.
Hidden Treasures Of The Great Southern
The numerous natural scenic attractions, wildlife, Heritage and genuine country hopitality makes Western Australia's Great Southern Region a "must see" for any visitor.
The HIDDEN TREASURES covers a collection of Northern Shires of the Great Southern Region. These communities are predominantly recongized for the primary industry of agriculture. Steeped in the heritage of our early settlers this oftern overlooked area of Western Australia has a new outlook offering a unique glimpse at the "Real Backbone" of our farming communities. Grand old homesteads from an era when the country relied on the "sheep's back" to huge grain operations that showcase modern agriculture all mixed in with boutique produce, great scenery and that warm sense of country charm.
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The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern guide gives hints and ideas to enable exploration of our fantastic part of Australia....Take a back road, you never know what treasures you might find.
For more information on the Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern visit their website, www.hiddentreasures.com.au.
Hiiden Treasurers Great Southern Bloom Festival
The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern Bloom Festival is now in its 5th year, involving eight Shires in the northern and south-eastern parts of the Great Southern region (Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup and Woodanilling). Last year we had a fantastic response from communities and individuals and were able to promote a festival with more than 30 local events and activities to the broader community. Approx. 5,000 people enjoyed the events and activities that our communities put forward and it is hoped this number will increase this year, with your support and participation.
The 2014 Bloom Festival ran from September 13th to October 19th. This region-wide program added value to the existing wildflower shows and associated exhibitions that were already held throughout the Great Southern region in the spring of each year. The Bloom Festival integrates a range of events through a centralised coordinator who works with the existing community based organisations, relevant local governments and individual operators.
The Festival is an opportunity for communities to develop new or showcase existing small or large complementary Bloom Festival products activities and/or events for free. Hidden Treasures provides overall Festival coordination, joint advertising and marketing of the Festival as a significant regional event in the Great Southern.