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Arrino, WA

Nestled between Mingenew and Three Springs on the Midlands Road, Arrino is a small yet captivating town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Known for its rich history, natural beauty, and wheat farming, Arrino offers a unique blend of cultural and outdoor experiences. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, Arrino has something for everyone.

Arrino is strategically located in the Mid West region, making it easily accessible for those traveling through Western Australia. The town lies between Mingenew and Three Springs, and it’s a perfect pit stop for travelers exploring the greater Mid West area.

The name “Arrino” is Aboriginal in origin and is thought to mean “place of many granite hills.” The name first appeared in charts in 1859 and has been a significant part of the local culture and history.

The main industry in Arrino is wheat farming. The town serves as a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site, making it an essential part of the region’s agricultural landscape.

Arrino has a history marked by both natural challenges and community resilience. Flooding in 1932 and subsequent bushfires have shaped the town’s character, making it a symbol of community strength and resilience.

Points of Interest

The town is named after the local springs, which are a must-visit for anyone interested in natural beauty and Aboriginal culture. These springs are not just a source of water but also a place of cultural significance.

The Arrowsmith River, which once flooded the town in 1932, is now a serene location for fishing, picnicking, and nature walks. The river and its surrounding creeks offer a tranquil setting for outdoor activities.

Arrino has several historical landmarks that provide a glimpse into its past. Plans for a school and quarters were drawn up as early as 1905, and the townsite was officially gazetted in 1904. While in town, make sure to visit these historical sites to get a sense of Arrino’s rich history.

Given that wheat farming is the main industry, some local farms offer tours to visitors interested in learning about agriculture and farming practices in the region.

Arrino may be small, but it’s a town with a big heart and an even bigger history. From its Aboriginal roots to its modern-day agricultural significance, Arrino offers a diverse range of experiences for every traveler.

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About Arrino

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Arrino Postcode: 6519
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Exmouth & the Coral Coast
  • Latitude: -29.44006
  • Longitude: 115.62837
  • Elevation: 267m
  • Population: 50
  • Median Income: $22100
  • Area (Sq/km): 398.726
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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