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You can see springtime wildflowers on a visit to untouched Moore River National Park north of Perth. The park has been set aside for preservation and remains virgin bush. Here, there are thickets of tall eucalypts while banksia's colour the landscape in spring time. Moore River National Park covers an area of more than 17,500 hectares in the Shire of Gin Gin, just over an hour's drive north of Perth. The park is open for day visits only.
Visit the Gingin Cemetery to view a colourful display of Kangaroo Paws. Look out for the subtle differences evident in the varieties of this beautiful wildflower, one of which is believed to be unique to the area. The Kangaroo Paw is the floral emblem of Western Australia, and has become a much loved Australian icon. The flowers are best viewed in spring, from September to November. Gingin is one of the oldest towns in Western Australia, with settlers moving to the area in 1832. Wander around the graveyard in search of historic gravestones dating back to the early settlement years. Take the Gingin Walkabout trail to learn more about the interesting history of Gingin. The cemetery is included on the tour, along with the Gingin Post Office and other historic buildings. Stop in at the shire office to collect a brochure and map before heading to Granville Park to start the 45 minute walk. The historic town of Gingin is a one hour drive north of Perth and makes an enjoyable day trip from city.
Fini Olives is well worth a visit. See how olive oil is made and also taste a number of different varieties of extra virgin olive oils. Fini Olives is a privately owned West Australian company that has been in the olive oil industry since 2000. Their 1,200 acre grove is located approximately 128 kilometres north of Perth in the heart of Western Australia's Moore River Olive Region. They currently have around 110,000 trees of different varieties, including Leccino, Frantoio, Coratina, Picual and Kalamata. Fini's harvest has been steadily increasing and their processing plant located at the grove, enables them to produce beautiful extra virgin olive oil within a few hours of the olives being picked and pressed. Why not pop into the tasting room for an opportunity to sample their many varieties of fresh olive oil. They look forward to showing you the grove and inviting you to taste their extra virgin olive oils.