Western Australia

The name Badgingarra was Aboriginal in origin, ‘Badgin’ meaning Manna Gum which grew in the surrounding flats and ‘garra’ meaning water. While the Hill River area at Badgingarra was initially surveyed in the 1880’s and the first freehold land purchased by William McNamara in 1895, it remained largely isolated and undeveloped.

It was not until the early 1950’s that this sense of isolation began to change and in September 1952 the then Midland Railway Company auctioned some 24,000 acres. The Lands Department made further releases in subsequent years, and was in such demand that interviews were conducted to determine the most suitable applicants.

Badgingarra is renowned for its incredibly diverse bushland, which becomes ablaze with the brilliant colour of wildflowers during spring. The Badgingarra township is just east off the Brand Highway, 205 kilometres north of Perth. Refreshments are available from the roadhouse, tavern and general store.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • BBQ
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Children's Playground
  • • Eateries
  • • Fuel Station
  • • General Store
  • • Historic Buildings
  • • Museum
  • • Nature Trail
  • • Post Office
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Recreation Centre
  • • Rest Point
  • • Roadhouse
  • • Seasonal Wildflowers

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Local Information Centre:

Dandaragan and Badgingarra Visitor Information

Dandaragan Community Resource Centre
3468 Dandaragan Road
Dandaragan WA 6516
Phone: (08) 9651 4071

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:30pm

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