The grain facility is recognised as the largest inland grower fed receival facility in the Southern hemisphere with a holding capacity of 403,000 tonnes.
The giant Wheat Stalk Sculpture in Cecil Newton Park (fondly known as “Big Ears” by locals) depicts the importance of wheat farming. The park also provides a rotunda with display boards offering action shots of the happenings around the Mingenew District, BBQ facilities and seating making this a delightful spot.
Mingenew Hill, a short walk from the centre of town, has an abundant display of everlastings during July, August and September, and offers panoramic views of Mingenew and the surrounding farmlands.
Drover’s Rest is located at the base of the Hill, a great caravan day stop and picnic spot. The water trough and tank (covered in a display of old farming equipment and boots!) are reminders of the droving history and links with the “Droving Scene” mural located on the side wall of the Town Hall.
The museum housed in the original Government School building, built in 1894, displays many interesting snippets of early Mingenew history including photos, household wares and farm implements from yesteryear.
Located 34km north of Mingenew, via Coalseam Road, is the popular picnic area, Coalseam Park. A well known geological site where the first coal deposit in WA was discovered, several of the exploratory workings can be found at the “Miners’ Camp”, where overnight camping is permitted. Explore the riverbed through carved gorges and marvel at fossils embedded in the limestone cliffs, stand atop the lookout and witness the magnificence of nature or stroll through the mass of everlastings and discover the brilliantly coloured wildflowers. BBQ and toilet facilities are located at the Riverbend and Miners’ Camp areas. No Dogs or Cats are permitted in the reserve.
12km north-west of Mingenew, on the Allanooka Springs/Depot Hill Road is the magnificent, rugged Depot Hill Reserve and river crossing. Enjoy a picnic on the tranquil banks of the river, learn about the history of this location on the display boards.
Mingenew townsite has many murals depicting everything from the droving of longhorn cattle to a timeline of Mingenew’s history; even emus playing tennis.