Eneabba - Places to See

Looking at wildflowers
Eneabba is surrounded by no fewer than nine national heritage reserves. The local community, passionate about the wildflowers, have put up on the Internet no fewer than 200 flower photographs. If you want to check them out simply click the Flower Photo Album

There is the Alexander Morrison National Park 30 km south east of the town which is a sandplain with low lateritic breakaways. It is important as it has extensive stands of the low woodland and mallee which is typical of the area.

30 km to the south west is Mount Lesueur Reserve which extends from the huge white coastal sand dunes inland to Mount Lesueur. It is home to a wide variety of banksias and eucalypts as well as 10 species of mammals and 78 species of bird.

Beekeepers Reserve, 20 km north of Eneabba, is a haven for wildflowers. It has been preserved for local beekeepers who, during the spring and summer, reap a rich harvest from the pollen and nectar of the local wildflowers.

Lake Indoon Reserve, 14 km west of Eneabba, is a low lying lake about 2 km long and 1 km wide which is a popular picnic spot. There is camping available with toilets, rainwater tanks and barbecue facilities. It is surrounded by stands of paperbark, giant cycad, flooded gums, river gums and banksias. For more information click on the Lake Indoon site.

The unimaginatively named Reserve 29073 is 10 km west of Eneabba and has the finest wild flower displays in the area. In season it is just awash with colour. Similarly South Eneabba Reserve, 5 km south of the town, although in the rutile belt (and some mining has occurred in the area) is a wonderland of wildflowers.

Stockyard Gully, 15 km southwest of Eneabba, is notable for its caves and caverns and Tathra National Park, 20 km east of the town, lies on the edge of the wheatbelt. Somehow the area around Eneabba seems to have escaped the ravages of local wheat farmers eager to clear the land.