New Leaf Connect

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

They are all about creating connections between people, places and produce across the midwest of Western Australia in celebration of all things local.

Offering tours, experiences, custom trips and private transport, New Leaf Connect provides a range of visitor experiences in all shapes and sizes.

With postcard-worthy landscapes and a wealth of producers, creatives and general go-getters in Dongara-Port Denison and the Midwest, New Leaf Connect aims to make the places in their backyard more widely known and accessible to both locals and those lucky enough to visit their special part of the world.

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Enjoy the drive through scenic farmlands east of Dongara as they explore just some of the many attractions in the North Midlands area. They’ll make a stop at the famous Mingenew Bakery for ‘Donut Day’ and take a look inside Mingenew’s very own recording studio at Hinterland Collaborative before continuing on their way to Carnamah.

With the town boasting a vibrant arts scene, they’ll take a look inside the Old Exchange to view the latest happenings at the North Midlands Project, as well as a visit to the largest private collection of tractors at the Tractor Museum before heading out to Macpherson Homestead. Here you will get a glimpse of farm life in years gone by with a guided tour, followed by a picnic lunch catered by Carnamah’s 5-star cafe, One L.

Purchases at Mingenew Bakery are at your own cost. Picnic lunch and all entry fees included.

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Carpark Family Friendly

Departing from Dongara with pick-ups in Mingenew, this tour takes you on an adventure into the Golden Outback. The main attraction being Mellenbye Station Stay. Here there is an abundance of things to discover and explore. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with the expanse of land, interact with the local flora, fauna, the station pets as well as admire the incredible night skies away from the city lights.

Mellenbye Station is not only home to Drought Master Cattle, the wonderful host Shelly is an avid collector of memorabilia from times gone by and provider of fun. Her collection includes a 1926 Fire Truck, one of the three original Fremantle Trams, a Bucking Bull (which guests can ride!) and a monster truck which flies down the station’s airstrip at high speeds!

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$79

This tour combines a short walk (1.5km leisurely stroll) around Dongara’s main town centre to see iconic sites and learn about the fascinating history, continuing on by bus to visit some key spots around the twin-towns of Dongara Port Denison. Ending at Southerly’s Bar & Restaurant where you will get to enjoy a platter of local produce with their iconic ‘Taste of Irwin’ share plates.

What a great way to combine a splash of history, sights and local flavours?!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$145

This is an exclusive tour where you will meet FIVE artists in the Midwest and visit their private studios to see their latest works, demonstrations and creative processes. Get up close with textile artists, professional painters and drawers and next level creatives. A gallery visit is included too, plus morning tea, lunch and return transfers from Geraldton and Dongara. Limited spots are available!

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$95

Depart from Dongara and enjoy the drive through the picturesque Chapman Valley to The Burnt Barrel. It is famous for its low, and slow smoked Kansas-City Style barbecue, coupled with cold beers brewed onsite.

While at The Burnt Barrel you will get to enjoy a tasting board, exclusive to tour groups, of specialty meats carefully paired with a paddle of their home-brewed beers.

If that doesn’t fill you up, you have the option of ordering additional food and beverages at your own cost to enjoy in the restaurant or outdoor seating area before boarding the bus with full bellies to return to Dongara.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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