Depot Hill is a wonderful spot for an abundance of wildflowers, native animals and a picnic on the banks of the river under the gum trees. Just five minutes from Mingenew, the very camera-friendly area offers easy access to a multitude of wildflower species or, for those of you who enjoy a good walk, you can carry on along the bush track to discover the historic World War II (WW2) Army Rifle Range.
This was a significant training area for the army during WW2. Follow the walking trail up through the reserve and you will find one remaining bunker. Apparently, the other bunkers were dismantled and the stone used in the township for the construction of septic systems. The wildflowers can be stunning and varied through this area – orchids thrive!
Remember to grab a copy of the wildflower booklet from the Mingenew Visitor Centre so that you can identify all of the wonderful species on display.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au