The main street of Cowaramup may not be very big, but it certainly punches above it’s weight when it comes to incredible local produce and artisan wares.
Located 12 kms north of the Margaret River township it’s famous for the 42 life-sized fibreglass cows and calves dotted around the streets, parks and shops, however the town was actually named by the Wadandi people after the Cowara bird, a purple-crested lorikeet that once lived in the area. Wondering how to pronounce it? Locals refer to it as ‘Cow-town’, but the full name sounds like kuh-wara-mup.
Cowaramup was once a stop on the Busselton to Augusta railway. The last train chugged along the track in 1957, which has now become part of the ‘Rails to Trails’, a picturesque 13km walk or cycle pathway all the way from Cowaramup into Margaret River.
Here are 9 reasons to stop in Cowaramup next time you are in the region.