The agricultural lands of rolling hills and rivers of Chapman Valley make for a beautiful scenic drive especially in the winter months, with fields of golden wheat and canola. A charming agricultural town renowned for its fertile soils and beautiful landscapes known as "breakaway country" matching against up against a pristine coastline.
Just 20 minutes from Geraldton, Chapman Valley is home to beautiful rolling hills, scenic drives through farmland, and a range of local attractions such as an outback brewery and BBQ restaurant, lavender farm, rum distillery, aquaculture fishing ventures and more.
The Moresby Range was formed some 50 million years ago, now an ancient (exposed) seabed for fossil deposits which can be found in various places in the Range. Explore the Range’s wildflowers near Naraling Hall, Old Nolba Stock Route and Wandana Reserve. View the ancient landscape from Mills Lookout and Wokatherra Hill; see an abundance of wildflower species come to life during the season including Dampiera, Grevillea, Hibbertia and Melalueca.
Chapman Valley is ideal for a day of eating, drinking and exploring the nature of the area. Taste delicious local beer and enjoy a Kansas-style BBQ at Burnt Barrel Outback Brewbq (open all year round). Sample rum at Copperhead Road Distillery (open April-October) or immerse yourself in history at the Chapman Valley Museum - check opening hours and seasonality with the Geraldton Visitor Centre.
Fish your heart out at the Chapman Valley Fishing Park, just 25-minute drive north of Geraldton in the picturesque Chapman Valley. Plenty of fun to be had for an hour or the whole day, the choice is yours at this catch and release park with gear supplied, refreshments available, and plenty of landscaped picnic and BBQ areas.
Walk or mountain bike your way along the Chapman River Nature Trail at Nanson which provides a habitat for the endangered Ringtail Possum and Carnaby Black Cockatoo. Along the path, you will see nesting boxes for birds, as well as trail markers and interpretive signage.