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Typical wheatbelt service town
Located 370 km north of Perth (via Three Springs) and 187 km southeast of Geraldton, Morawa is a typical northern wheatbelt town servicing the surrounding farms and providing minimal facilities for the passer-by. It has, as most of the wheatbelt towns do, a hotel which has been converted to include some simple motel-style accommodation, a bulk loading facility and wheat silos, a railway line and a small shopping centre.
Sand mining town in heart of wildflower area
Located 278 km north from Perth via the Brand Highway, Eneabba is basically a sand mining town surrounded by some of the most extensive and spectacular wild flower displays anywhere in Western Australia. The town itself is, to be fair, a real non-event with dreary modern housing (with more than a hint of construction town design), a small shopping centre and a service station all of which look as though they have sprung up in the last 20-30 years.
Horrocks and Horrocks Beach
Sleepy little holiday village popular with people wanting to escape from the city and more boisterous holiday destinations.
Located 22 km west of Northampton and 496 km north of Perth, Horrocks is the northernmost of a series of tiny holiday-fishing villages which lie on the coast of the Central West region. It is a village which has been untouched by modernity with simple fibro holiday houses, streets which have evolved out of the sand dunes, and a simplicity of life which recalls the 1950s rather than the 1990s.