Dowerin is about 2.5 hours (or 145 km) from Perth. This little town is often overlooked, and if it was not for the ingenuity of primary school kids, this little town will continue to go undetected.
I suspect Dowerin goes unnoticed for a number of reason. Although it is part of the Australian Golden Outback, it is not on a main road to any big town. In fact, the whole area around the town seems to be lodged between two main highways. And in my books, the is perfect terrain to be discovered! A true ‘road travelled’ experience!
From personal experience, Dowerin will offer you a true “Quintessential” experience. Of course, expect conversations to stop when you walk into the local IGA or cafe! This is expected, because in a town like this – everyone knows everyone and if they never met you, there will be a small pause before a conversation begins.
At the entry, you will find Rusty the Tin Dog. According to the the Shire of Dowerin ” Rusty the tin dog was born in 2004 when the children from Dowerin District High School developed a project initiative to encourage people to stop in Dowerin.”
If you love heritage buildings, Dowerin will not disappoint you. Buildings that date back to the early 1900’s line the main road, giving you every opportunity to take the perfect shot.
Dowerin, in essence, reminds me of ‘Radiator Springs’. This is a beautiful Australian town that offers so much potential to new visitors but because of two main arterial main roads, this gem is driven straight past.
My advice: “Well worth the drive and visit. I would even include this town in a Wild Flower Tour!”
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