Badgingarra - Places to See

Wildflower Displays

The importance of the town, like so many of the towns in the Central West, is its proximity to the area's rich displays of wildflowers which reach their peak display from August to September. Access to the wildflowers can be gained by following the nature trails which wind through the National Parks or by visiting the Nylagarda Bird Park or Waddi Emu and Wildflower Farm.

Nylagarda Bird Park and Shell Museum
The area's main attraction is the Nylagarda Bird Park and Shell Museum which is located 22 km north west of the town off the Brand Highway on Cantabilling Road.

The Nylagarda Bird Park is open from 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. seven days a week and features a walk-in aviary with over 100 varieties of local and overseas birds.

Waddi Emu and Wildflower Farm
The well known Waddi Emu and Wildflower Farm (which has both accommodation and a restaurant) is located south west of the town - turn off the Brand Highway at Koonah Road and follow the signs.

Waddi Farm, like most of the farms in the area, originally concentrated on cereal crops and sheep. In 1984 the farm diversified so that now it grows and harvests wildflowers and raises emus for commercial use. The Waddi Farm shop offers visitors an opportunity to buy goods made out of emu leather and both fresh and dry wildflower arrangements.

Badgingarra Nature Trail
There are two easy Badgingarra Nature Trails both of which were established in 1984. An excellent brochure, the Badgingarra Nature Trail which gives precise information on the wildflowers to be seen, is available at the Roadhouse.