The town named Wolwolling came into existence with the construction of the Great Southern Railway in 1889 and renamed as Highbury in 1906. The town has a hotel/motel, a general store and a public toilet for visitors.
The townsite is on a rise adjoining the Arthur River flats that is underlain by east-west and south-east/north west trending granite and dolerite rock. Landscape trends can be seen on the map below with a dolerite dyke forming the gravelly mesa in the west and underlying gravelly duplex red morrel forest and strips of salmon gum in the gently undulating eastern reserve.
There are few rock outcrops in what is prime agricultural land with outstanding wildflowers. West of the Great Southern Highway most remnant bush has been extensively modified, but the eastern reserve is in remarkably good condition. I have identified two wonderful wildflower areas (1 and 2) and two others that more suited to committed enthusiasts (3 and 4).
A printed guide will be available at the Dryandra Country Visitor Centre next season.
The slideshow below is just a taste of these lovely spots.