There is very little to recommend the town except in spring (September-November) when the wildflowers are in season.
There are nine national heritage reserves around the town.
Now that the coastal road has been completed, Eneabba gets even less visitors than it did when it was on the main route north.
This town has deposits of rutile nearby (a mineral used in paint manufacture and welding rods.) It is estimated that 80% of the world's rutile
exists in this area. Without this industry it is doubtful that the town would survive.
Located about 15 kilometres west of Eneabba is Lake Indoon. This is a popular campsite and picnic area and can be reached along the Coolimba -
Western Flora Caravan Park
The Western Flora Caravan Park is 22km north of Eneabba on the east side of the highway. The park is located in bushland and is most popular
during wildflower season. Some supplies and fuel are available at the park and during wildflower season there are daily guided wildflower walks.
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The first European known to have passed through this area was George Grey.
He and his companions had to walk along the coast in 1838 after their boats were wrecked further north.
In 1870 William Horsley Rowland took up 3,000 acres at Eneabba Springs.
In the late 1950s the area was opened up for farming in what was called the 'Eneabba Project'.
The town site was gazetted in 1961 and the name is an Aboriginal word meaning 'small water'. Early settlers in the area are said to have called
the place Pocket Knife Springs and tales were told of a magical knife that was dropped in the springs.
Apparently the place was thoroughly disliked by truckies in the early days due to the deep sand and poor access tracks that led to the new town.
TALL TALES AND TRUE
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Lake Indoon, Nature reserves.
BUILDINGS OF NOTE
State : Moore
Federal : Durack
Postcode : 6518
Local Government : Shire of Carnamah
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