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If you’re looking for amazing spots in Three Springs where you can book accommodation for all budgets, indulge in savoury takeaways to great dining experiences, discover captivating attractions, and experience different activities, these are some of the places to visit:

Three Springs

Located 325 km north of Perth via the Midlands, the name was derived from the descriptive fact that there are three springs in the area.


Before the arrival of Europeans, the Amangu Aboriginal people called Three Springs and its surrounding areas home. However, it wasn't long before the area was explored by Europeans seeking new land for settlement.

In 1846, the Gregory brothers (Augustus, Henry, and Francis) first explored the area, looking for a new country for settlement. They conducted a government-sponsored exploration of the region to find new areas for grazing. It was during his 1867 road survey that surveyor CC Hunt reached the location and marked it on his plans as "Three Springs," which became the official name appearing on subsequent maps. And in 1894, the railway passed through the area, making the area more accessible.

The town's school opened in 1908, and in 1910, the town's first postal service opened in the local store. The first railway station master was appointed the year after. That same year also saw the consecration of the Catholic Church.

The local railway station was built between 1913-1914. On the other hand, the town's first Methodist minister was also appointed in 1924. That same year, the telephone was connected to six subscribers.

The Three Springs Road Board was established in 1929, and in 1931-1932, the district produced the highest average wheat production in the state. The Anglican Church of St James was also consecrated in 1932.

In 1946, Kadathinni was officially changed to Three Springs, and St Paul's Roman Catholic School opened the following year. The Three Springs Road Board became the Three Springs Shire Council in 1960.

Finally, in 2006, a water feature was built in the town to celebrate the centenary of settlement. Today, Three Springs is a thriving community, and its history serves as a reminder of the region's rich past.


Port Denison Marina

Nestled in the heart of wildflower country, Three Springs is a stunning little town known for its picturesque townscape and charming old-style wheat silos. These silos can be spotted from all roads leading into town, serving as a welcoming sight for visitors and locals alike. Come and discover the beauty of Three Springs and all it has to offer!

Wildflowers and Locations

The region surrounding the town is renowned for its abundant wildflowers that blossom from August to October. At the southern end of town, a dedicated wildflower rest area is available, and during this period, the Visitor Information Centre is open to accommodate visitors who wish to witness the vibrant wildflower displays. The Visitor Centre also boasts an impressive native garden and herbarium.

  1. Everlastings

    A stunning display of white everlastings can be found approximately 5km south of Three Springs along Midlands Road. These carpets of everlastings bloom from August to October, offering a beautiful sight for nature enthusiasts.

  2. Eucalyptus Rose Mallee

    The rare Eucalyptus Rose Mallee, also known by its botanical name Eucalyptus Rhodantha, is the floral emblem of Three Springs and can be viewed at the Three Springs Hospital Grounds. These plants can be found on Sweetman Road off the Eneabba-Three Springs Road, about 18km southwest of Three Springs, between June and October.

  3. Mica Mine Thicket (Dookanooka National Park)

    You can explore the large area of natural bushland at the Mica Mine Thicket, located 18km southwest of Three Springs on the Eneabba-Three Springs Road in the Dookanooka National Park. Enjoy the native flora and fauna on foot, as driving around the reserve is prohibited. Camping is also strictly prohibited, so consider staying at one of the Eco Short Stay Caravan Parks in the area.

  4. Wreath Leschenaultia

    The unique Wreath Leschenaultia, also known by its botanical name, Lechenaultia Macrantha, can be found along Bateman Road, approximately 20km northeast of Three Springs. These flowers bloom from August to October, with individual rings that interlock to form a pretty chain against the ochre sand. Though not endangered, they are unique to small areas of the West Australian wheatbelt and Geraldton sandplains.

Scenic Drives

Take a scenic drive along Robinson Road/Arrowsmith River Crossing, located 25km west of Three Springs, to witness a breathtaking display of wildflowers. This scenic drive is best viewed between mid-August and early November and boasts well-maintained gravel roads. Remember to slow down and drive carefully.

Three Springs Heritage Trail

Looking for a relaxing and educational walk through town? Take a heritage stroll through the Three Springs Heritage Trail! You'll have the opportunity to see some of the historically interesting buildings in the area, including the Commercial Hotel, National Bank, Post Office, Three Springs Hall, and the historic homestead of Kia Ora. Each building has a board outside with detailed information about its history, making it an excellent way to learn more about the town and its past.

Talc Mine

Located just 10km east of Three Springs lies Western Australia's very first Talc Mine, where talc is mined through the open-cut method and exported for use in various industries, including paper, paint, ceramics, cosmetics, agriculture, and carving blocks. With annual production exceeding 240,000 tonnes, this mine is the largest talc mine in the Southern Hemisphere and the second largest globally. The overburdened heaps, showcasing a multitude of different coloured soils, provide a spectacular sight and make for a unique and unforgettable photograph.

To take in the full 360° panoramic view of the area, head to the Talc Mine Lookout, which can be found off the Perenjori - Three Springs Road. Follow the signs from Three Springs and discover this magnificent sight for yourself.

Pink Lakes

If you're visiting Three Springs, don't miss the chance to see the Pink Lakes, a series of lakes located just 8km east of the town on the Perenjori-Three Springs Road. These lakes are a natural wonder and are particularly stunning in spring when they turn vibrant pink.

The pink colouration is caused by carotene, a pigment produced by a type of algae found in the water. The best time to see the lakes is on overcast days when the colour is more pronounced.

Yarra Yarra Lakes Nature Reserve

Experience the unique flora and fauna of Yarra Yarra Lakes, situated 16 km south of Three Springs. This intermittent salt lake system is a natural habitat for an array of bird species, including swans, pelicans, ducks, and the Siberian stilt. Birdwatchers will be thrilled by the diverse range of species that can be found in this area.

The lake spans an impressive 25km in length and 9km in width and covers 119 square kilometres. You can access the reserve from Midlands Road or by heading south on Eneabba-Three Springs Road.

Dookanooka National Park

Nestled 18km southwest of Three Springs along the Eneabba-Three Springs road is the expansive Dookanooka National Park. Its lush natural bushland boasts a stunning array of wildflowers in the spring and is also a haven for a diverse range of native fauna.

Fun Facts

Distance from Perth: 365km North
Population: 356
Postcode: 6519
Founded: 1907

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