THE MID WEST REGION IN THE MID NORTH OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A large touring and administration area north of Perth centred around Geraldton and stretching from near Eneabba in
the south, along the coast to near Kalbarri in the north, and some 800km east to the remote towns of Mt. Magnet,
Meekatharra and Wiluna.
The western coastal section has some spectacular scenery interspersed with long white sandy beaches. Fishing is
one of the main industries with tourism, particularly surfing and exploring the many national parks, among the popular
pastimes. With an average annual rainfall between 400-500mm the coastal hinterland is suitable for most agriculture.
The central section, around Mullewa and Mingenew is more pastoral and agricultural with cereal cropping and sheep and
cattle. Rainfall decreases the further east from the coast and here the average is only 250mm per annum.
Here there are gold, nickel and other mines. The far east is hot and arid with sparse ground cover and
more intensive mining.
At Wiluna in the far east the area joins the Gibson Desert and the Gunbarrel Hwy and Canning Stock Route
lead into the desert.
The Mid West is an area of variety. Here you can swim. fish, explore coastal dunes and beaches, visit mining towns
or head off into the wilderness in a 4WD to discover the interior.
Geraldton is a major city of 25,000 people with all facilities and there are other significant towns at Kalbarri in
the north and Eneabba and Dongara in the south. The whole region is a kalaidoscope of colour in spring when billions of
wildflowers spring to life. Many visit the area at this time (around September) merely to see this fantastic and