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September 16, 2013 DESTINATION No Comments Email Email

Exploring Wildflower Country is set to come to life in September and October with a selection of inspiring eco-tourism events.

PanvimanThis year the Shire of Dalwallinu will showcase the 19th annual Wattle Week Festival, which is on now until the 14th September. The festival celebrates the 185 species of wattle flowers that can found within a 100km from Dalwallinu and has something for everyone, including treasure hunts, bush BBQ’s and a traditional bush sunrise breakfast.

Then on Saturday the 5th of October, the Shire of Perenjori will come together with Bush Heritage Australia to showcase the northern wheat belt area of Western Australia with the Charles Darwin Reserve Community Open Day and Blues for the Bush Concert. This eco-tourism event is set to bring a range of talented key note speakers and renowned musicians to the region to celebrate the strength and diversity of the Perenjori community.

The Charles Darwin Reserve is a 68,600 hectare reserve and was acquired by Bush Heritage Australia in 2003. Traditionally known for farming or pastoral uses, this region has sparked the interest of conservationists as it lies at the junction of major landforms, ecosystems and climates known as the Mulga-Eucalypt line or, put simply, it is where the south west meets the desert. This has resulted in an interesting melting pot of plant species with eucalypts and mulga scrub intermingling in a rich but unlikely biodiversity.

“Exploring Wildflower Country is committed to increasing the tourism experiences in our area and we are delighted to be a key partner in this year’s Blues for the Bush event. We see regional partnerships such as this, vital to the success of our region as it will allow us to attract new visitors to the area through events such as festivals, community open days and music concerts. The Charles Darwin Reserve Open Day and Blues for the Bush Concert is a great example of what can be achieved when regional groups, both tourism and non- tourism, can work together” said Mrs Rebecca McCall, Chairperson of the Wildflower Country Committee.

Visitors coming to events within the region will be encouraged to take the Wildflower Way from either Perth or Geraldton directions. During the Charles Darwin Reserve Open Day and Blues for the Bush Concert event, visitors will have the chance to camp in the reserve over the weekend, allowing the opportunity to interact with nature and explore the regions tourism attractions.

The Exploring Wildflower Country trail stretches a vast 390km 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.

Exploring Wildflower Country –Wildflower Way is stage one of the 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.

Further information about the events listed in this media release can be found at – Shire of Dalwallinu: http://www.dalwallinu.wa.gov.au/Events/wattleweekflyer2013

Blues for the Bush: www.bluesforthebush.org.au

For enquires about Exploring Wildflower Country the Wildflower Way, please contact Emily

Sutherland on 0427426 596 or visit www.wildflowercountry.com.au or find us on Facebook.

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