What To Do & See

Bruce Rock

Bruce’s Rock

Bruce’s Rock is a low granite outcrop which lies 2km to the east of the town. It was named after the sandalwood cutter John Rufus Bruce who set up his camp near a soak at the base of the rock. The rock is signposted to the east of the town. Cross over the railway line and take the Bruce Rock Rd until you see the green sign pointing to a dirt road heading north.

At the rock, there is a sign that reads:

“This marks the camp site of John Rufus Bruce after whom Bruce Rock was named. The small soak was originally a native soak, possibly centuries old. The deep well is a good example of the method used in stoning wells in the early 1900s by the Public Works Department.”

John Septimus Roe explored the area in 1836 but, like most of the Wheatbelt, it was not settled until after 1900, with land being released for agriculture in 1908. In the intervening years, the only people in the area were pastoralists, with large lease holdings who grazed sheep, and the occasional sandalwood cutter, such as John Rufus Bruce. John Rufus Bruce went on to become a coastal trader, owning his own barque, and ​with sandalwood forming part of his trade.

Kokerbin Rock

Known as Kokerbin Hill, it is the third largest monolith in Australia and is recognized as an interesting unspoilt spot for flora and fauna study. It covers 9 hectares and is 122m high with interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side. Situated approximately 40km north-west of Bruce Rock, the picnic and barbecue facilities that are available make to an ideal location for a pleasant outing with family and friends.

The Rock is situated within the Kokerbin Nature Reserve which is administered by the Department of Parks and wildlife. The picnic area is administered by the Shire of Bruce Rock.

DEC and the Shire of Bruce Rock are working to improve signage and walkways throughout the park. At present there are some roads closed and may cause some inconvenience, but these closures are in place to protect the cultural values, and the flora and fauna within the area.

There is a road around the base of the Rock. Parking areas there allow you to stop, and walk to the top for a view of a lifetime. The road will take you past such sites as the Well, and give you good views of Devils Marbles.

Please stay on the designated walk ways and enjoy the experience.

Shackleton Bank

The Bankwest bank at Shackleton claims to be Australia’s smallest bank. This is a claim that few would argue with. Measuring only 3 metres by 4 metres the bank closed its doors from business for the last time in 1997.

Throughout its life, the building has been an Aircraft Observation Post during World War II, a Child Care Centre and the Bank of New South Wales before it finally became known as Bankwest.

Bruce Rock Federation Amphitheatre & Sculpture Park

Officially opened on October 2001, the Amphitheatre seats up to 1200 people. Designed and built by the local community, it is the host for many get-togethers and community events including the annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion and many other shows, concerts and community initiatives.

The adjoining Sculpture Park has contributions of artwork form all around the region and is a unique place for a family picnic or a peaceful stroll around picturesque gardens.

Looking for somewhere different to have that special event you're planning? Ring the shire and ask about booking the Amphitheatre for your private function - you will be amazed at the price.

For more information on the Amphitheatre, please contact the Shire Office on (08) 9061 1377

Bruce Rock Museum & Machinery Museum

The Bruce Rock Museum is located on Johnson Street, and contains a comprehensive collection of memorabilia. To the rear of the museum you will find an original one-room school house and a replica mud brick settler’s cottage from pioneering farm days.

Situated across the road is the Machinery and Motor Museum, which houses working farm machinery, a vintage car and a steam traction engine – all from local historical times.

Come in and have a chat with our friendly volunteers in the Museum, and learn about the history of our town.

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday 2pm -4pm
Public Holidays - Closed

Kwolyin Campsite

Kwolyin Campsite is situated on what used to be the old football oval. You wouldn't know it. Pristine bush, with orchids, flowering annual and sandalwoods surround the camp. Rarely can you sit in a picnic shelter and look on at orchids on the sides of the shelter. Or, park your caravan in a dedicated bay in the bush. 

The camp boasts toilets, camp kitchen, large & small shelters, dedicated tent camping and caravan bays, campfires with BBQ plate (April til Sept only), bush walks and a pioneer walk trail through the old campsite & more.

Granite Way

From Kwolyin, strike out on a 60km tour of the most impressive granite rocks on any drive. Spectacular scenery of both granite rocks and farmland abound, on this short but impressive drive. The drive can be accessed from Kellerberrin, Yotting & Kwolyin.

Bruce Rock Centenary Mosaic Pathway

The mosaic pathway was created for Bruce Rock’s centenary celebrations in 2013. The pathway contains over 300 mosaic slabs which show farms, buildings, churches, sporting groups, shops and families from days gone by. A booklet containing an excerpt about each slab can be purchased at the Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre for $6.00.

Ardath Hotel

It is a circa 1925 Heritage style building Ardath was once a thriving town-site boasting a town store, school, and many other facilities. Some of the photo history of Ardath is on display in the bar. The original bar is one of the features of this magnificent building. Step back in time for a relaxing weekend or midweek escape. Good hearty pub meals or fine dining in our restaurant. There is a local golf course and tennis club if you are feeling energetic. Come and meet the friendly locals and enjoy the Ardath atmosphere.

For further details contact Alan Markham 9065 1046.

Located on the main street of Ardath, 21km south of Bruce Rock.

Corrigin

Corrigin is situated in the Central Wheatbelt, 225kms east of Perth (approx. 2.5 hours). The kind of atmosphere you can expect to experience in Corrigin is one of relaxed friendliness and pride, as well as the hustle and bustle of farming activities and daily life.

We encourage you to stop and have a look at what we have to offer, even if only for a couple hours – we know you will not be disappointed with what you encounter.

Dog Cemetery

Established in 1974, the Dog Cemetery is a tribute to Man’s Best Friend. With over 200 loved ones now buried, the cemetery is unique to Corrigin and worth a visit. Take time to read some of the headstones of beloved pets in their final resting place.

Located 5kms west of town on the Brookton Highway, the Cemetery is landmarked by a statue of a large dog. Any person is welcome to bury their dog at the cemetery, although contact with the Shire office must be made first. Call the office on (08) 9063 2203 during business hours.

Pioneer Museum

Housing the history of our days gone by, a worthwhile visit whilst in Corrigin. View the collection of tools and restored farm machinery, including tractors in working order, see the blacksmiths shop, the one room school, the shearing shed, old district photographs, clothing and other pioneer memorabilia. The Pioneer Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Museum commemorates early settlers. Please call in for a visit, you will be surprised! 

Cost: Adults $5, Children Free (accompanied by an Adult), Unaccompanied Children: $0.50

Opening Hours: Sundays 2pm - 5pm and Wednesday 1pm - 4pm (other days by arrangement – Phone: 9063 2930)

Contact: 

Eric Jespersen - (08) 9063 2930

Peter Tulloch - (08) 9063 2225

Scenic Lookouts

RSL Lookout and the Scenic Drive Lookout, provide ideal photo opportunities of the various views including the town site, salmon gums, wheat fields and natural bush reserves. You can also inspect the World War I Turkish Mountain Gun located at the RSL Lookout.

Parks & Reserves

Corrigin offers a variety of interesting parks, reserves, tracks and trails. There’s something for everyone!

Miss B's Park

Located in the heart of town, this is the perfect picnic, BBQ and rest spot with landscaped garden surroundings, shade, toilets and play equipment for the kids.

Adventure Playground

A great place to picnic with playground equipment for the children. Located next to Corrigin Rock, the Adventure Playground provides plenty of shade and tranquillity. This park has a fort structure (which is also disability accessible) and a 'spider net' to climb and play on. A gas BBQ, picnic setting, toilets and shelter have been installed with paving all around. 

Rotary Tourist Park

Situated next to the Pioneer Museum, Rotary Park is the perfect picnic spot with toilets, gas barbecue, shaded tables, green grass and play equipment for the kids and is conveniently located next to the Museum. 

Corrigin Nature Reserve

At 1200 ha in size, the Corrigin Nature Reserve is one of the largest and most important areas of remnant vegetation in the central Wheatbelt. The Scenic Lookout and Wildflower Drive are located in the Nature Reserve, located 5km out of the town site on Brookton Hwy heading to Perth (signposted) and is one of the best locations to seek out wonderful wildflowers and native vegetation, however you will also be lucky enough to see them in the road verges and reserves throughout the whole shire. 

Gorge Rock 

Located 20kms from town, Gorge Rock is a natural rock pool which was once the local swimming hole (before the Olympic pool was constructed in town). A walk to the top offers spectacular panoramic views of the Corrigin countryside and the area provides a good rest stop for travellers with parking and picnic facilities. Many native animals and birds inhabit the surrounding natural bushland. 

Bullaring

A small town site within the Corrigin Shire, Bullaring has the Dorothy Martin Wildflower Garden.

Tourist Attractions

Corrigin Nature Reserve

At 1200 ha in size, the Corrigin Nature Reserve is one of the largest and most important areas of remnant vegetation in the central Wheatbelt. The Scenic Lookout and Wildflower Drive are located in the Nature Reserve, located 5km west of the town site on Brookton Hwy heading to Perth (signposted) and is one of the best locations to seek out wonderful wildflowers and native vegetation, however you will also be lucky enough to see them in the road verges and reserves throughout the whole shire. 

Corrigin Wildflower Drive

Like most rural areas, Corrigin experiences some beautiful sights during the wildflower season, which is usually in September / October every year. The Corrigin Wildflower Drive starts opposite the Dog Cemetery, 5km west on the Brookton Highway and takes you on a well maintained gravel track to the Scenic Lookout, which overlooks the town site and wheat bins. Variety is the keynote as the plants change with soils through woodlands, thickets and shrub land. For further information view the Corrigin Wildflower Drive brochure or call into the Corrigin Community Resource Centre at 55 Larke Crescent, Corrigin.

Gorge Rock

Located 20kms from town, Gorge Rock is a natural rock pool which was once the local swimming hole (before the Olympic pool was constructed in town). A walk to the top offers spectacular panoramic views of the Corrigin countryside and the area provides a good rest stop for travellers with parking and picnic facilities. Many native animals and birds inhabit the surrounding natural bushland. 

Bullaring

A small town site within the Corrigin Shire, Bullaring has the Dorothy Martin Wildflower Garden.

Corrigin Walk Trails

Whether stopping to break your journey or staying a while, Corrigin offers a variety of interesting tracks and trails. From a gentle stroll around the Shopping District Route to an exhilarating scramble on the Corrigin Rock Trail, we have something for everyone!

View the Corrigin Walk Trails map or call into the Corrigin Community Resource Centre at 55 Larke Crescent, Corrigin to pick-up a brochure.

Bird Watching Around Corrigin

Experience a wide range of bird life within the Shire of Corrigin and surrounding areas.
For a guide to Bird Watching sites, download the 'Birdwatching Around Corrigin' brochure

Kondinin

Kondinin Bush Walk

Natural woodland covering over 50 hectares.

Kondinin Lake

Great for water skiing and windsurfing when full. Perfect spot to view waterbirds.

JS Roe Heritage Trail

Includes a mural of the JS Roe Expedition of 1848-49, Kondinin Well and Yeerakine Rock.

Woorkakanin Rock

Once used as a water supply for steam trains at Kondinin Railway Station and now part of the 18 hole Kondinin Golf Course.

Yeerakine Rock

Located 12km east of Kondinin offering shady picnic areas, two walk trails with interpretive signage and 360 degree views from the summit. Yeerakine Rock is also a great place to view wildflowers each September and October. The best time to view the inspiring Light Horse memorial is during Kondinin’s dawn ANZAC Day service.

Kondinin Centenary Walk and Pioneer Wall

Located in the centre of Kondinin, next to the caravan park, have a look at the map and list of families who first came and settled farm blocks in the Kondinin district and stroll along the mosaic pathway and marvel at the collection of Ironman sculptures all built in 2010 to celebrate the town’s centenary. Venture down to the sporting precinct to view the life size sporting sculptures created by local community members.

Kondinin Community Garden

Located at the former location of the old swimming pool, the area has been transformed into a fantastic public place. Have a look at the murals painted as part of a community art project, the array of veggies that can be picked for a donation and the nature play area complete with Nyoongar six seasons and a Mia Mia. This area also has seating and public toilets.

Hyden

Wave Rock Walk

The Wave Rock Circuit and Breakers Trail encompasses Wave Rock, Hippos Yawn and Breakers picnic area and range in length from short flat stretches of 325m from Wave Rock to the Carpark, to the longer 3.6km circuit through salt lakes and bush land.

Interpretive signage and seating is available along a lot of the trails and they are suitable for families with children in push chairs or visitors with bicycles.

Mulka’s Cave and The Humps

15km down the road from Wave Rock is Mulka’s Cave featuring Aboriginal rock art, native bushland and

Gnamma holes. The Kalari Trail at The Humps provides a panoramic view of the surrounding  bush and farmland atop this large granite rock formation.  A perfect area for picnics with public toilets available onsite.

Kulin

Tin Horse Highway

The Tin Horse Highway is dynamic and changing with new horses being added each year. One of next year’s editions could be your new favourite tin horse! We also have an Annual Tin Horse Competition which coincides with the Kulin Bush Races. The Tin Horse Highway is a laughing matter! The dusty paddocks surrounding Kulin have become a gallery of bright, quirky, community creations. What started as an authentic community marketing campaign to promote the annual Kulin Bush Races has become one of Western Australia’s most popular self-drives. The Tin Horse Highway provides a seriously entertaining drive and a fun alternative route to iconic Wave Rock. The Tin Horse Highway is FREE and OPEN all year round.

WHERE IS TIN HORSE HIGHWAY

Download the Tin Horse Highway Brochure and Map HERE

The Tin Horse ‘Highway’ is a 15 kilometre stretch of road in Western Australia which heads east from the town of Kulin out to the Kulin Bush Races Track at Jilakin Rock. The roads official name is the Gorge Rock -Lake Grace Road. Whilst the majority of tin horses are found on the Tin Horse Highway, you will also find many equally impressive and imaginative tin horses along other roads in the Kulin Shire and in Kulin town. All tin horses in the region contribute to the Tin Horse Highway story and reflect the vibrant, good humoured community who have built them. There are currently over 70 tin horses displayed on the Tin Horse Highway, in the town site of Kulin and along other roads to Kulin.

West Kulin Horses

On the west side of town you will also find a herd of terrific tin horses including the BIGGEST tin horse in the region! The ‘West Kulin Whoppa’ is a reflection of many years of friendly competition between East and West Kulin farmers.

Read the story of the West Kulin Whoppa HERE

MUCH MORE THAN METAL

For nearly two decades, the crazy tin horses of Kulin have entertained travellers driving the Tin Horse Highway. Since 1995, tin horses have been popping up along the highway, in town and on other roads in the region. But there is more to these terrific bits of tin than meets the eye. Behind every quirky steed is a person with an inspiration, a story and a memory.  Kulin’s Tin Horse Highway is so much more than metal.

Tin Horse Highway Short Documentary

Tin Horse Highway Documentary

Featuring a selection of local tin horse ‘artists’ in their ‘studios’ (studios being farm workshops, scrap heaps, sheds and on the Tin Horse Highway itself) this short film captures the uniqueness of the Tin Horse Highway and its significance to the Kulin community. CHECK IT OUT NOW. Click Here

Tin Horse Highway Souvenir Book

Souvenir Book

The Shire of Kulin and community have recently produced a book entitled ‘Much More than Metal’. The collection of short stories aims to provide an in-depth look at the Tin Horse Highway, its stories, history and community. Copies of ‘Much More Than Metal’ are available for $10.00 at the Kulin Community Resource Centre. Orders can be made over the phone by calling the Shire of Kulin on 08 9880 1204.

Kulin Bush Races – 5,6,7th of October 2018!

Welcome to the award winning Kulin Bush Races. Much more than a day at the races, the weekend is an indulgence of spectacular scenery, art, crafts, novelty events, children’s entertainment, live bands and delicious country style food. It is a family orientated event, with activities and entertainment for all ages. Held over the first weekend in October, the iconic regional event attracts approximately 4000 punters from across the country!

NEW WEBSITE - Check out the new website www.kulinbushraces.com.au for all the latest information on the Kulin Community Bank Bush Races.

Macrocarpa Walk Trail

The sheep and grain-farming districts surrounding Kulin provide spectacular wildflower displays in season (Sept – Dec). The flowering gum, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, is the town's floral emblem and can be viewed along this brilliant walk trail, located only 1 kilometre west of Kulin.

Discovery Zone

Kulin’s brand new Visitor Discovery Zone has transformed the towns’ central precinct. The area showcases Kulin and surrounding areas in a unique and informal way, giving visitors a sense of the region’s history and identity. The zone is complete with BBQ, shelters, public amenities and 48 Hr RV parking. This project is supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. The zone contains information points, interpretive signage and artworks which tell of Kulin’s past, present and future and includes the following amenities: 

  • War Memorial 

  • Town Centre Park and Stage 

  • RV Friendly 72 Hour parking & Dump Ezy Point 

  • Public Toilets and Showers 

  • Picnic Shelters and BBQ

  • Rehabilitated creeks

  • Playground  

  • Extensive landscaping - planting, paths, boardwalks and lawn areas.  

  • Skate Park

Download the Discovery Zone and 72 RV Parking Map HERE

This project is supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Giant Water Slide and Aquatic Centre

The biggest water slide in regional WA! At 182 meters long and 18 meters high, the Kulin Water Slide provides hours of endless summer fun and excitement for people of all ages. For a more relaxing experience, cool off in our brand new swimming pool. For those not so fond of heights, our newly re-developed swimming pool offers a high quality aquatic experience. Facilities include a 25 metre lap pool, learn to swim pool, beach entry, tiny tots pool, BBQ’s and half-court basketball.

The Aquatic Centre and Water Slide are open in the summer months. For any enquiries please contact the Pool and Slide Manager during pool opening hours.

Contact: Pool and Slide Manager: Simone Lockyer & Janna Lockyer

Phone: (08) 9880 1222 (during pool opening hours)

Butler’s Garage (Kulin Museum)

Built in the mid-1920s, Butlers Garage operated in Kulin until 1994. Today it has been restored and houses the Kulin Museum. The museum contains an impressive collection of vintage cars, farm equipment and machinery. The Museum is open on Saturday mornings from 8.30am – 12pm.

Jilakin Lake and Rock (No Camping)

15 kilometres east of Kulin is the spectacular grey monolith, Jilakin Rock. An easy climb to the top of the rock provides spectacular views of Jilakin Lake and the surrounding Wheatbelt. At its base, you will find a shady picnic spot. Jilakin Rock also boasts the most isolated known stand of jarrah (150 kilometres from the main jarrah belt), surviving on the water runoff and quarry soils at the base of the rock. Camping is NOT permitted at Jilakin Rock and facilities here are for picnics only. Kulin town welcomes fully self-contained travellers to use our fantastic 72 HR RV Friendly Camping Area located on our main street.   

Buckley’s Breakaway

Located 70 kilometres east of Kulin, off the Holt Rock Road on route to Wave Rock, Buckley’s Breakaway is a picturesque landform where erosion has cut through the orange laterite and formed spectacular white cliffs and gullies from the underlying clay. The gully is dominated by Cypress Pine, Blue Mallet and Box Poison, but it is the top of the “breakaway” which carries the most interesting plants. Look for delicate orchids, trigger plants and sundews. At the site you will find interpretive information about the area, a fabulous picnic spot and endless photo opportunities!

Wildflowers

The South West region of WA is internationally recognised as being one of the most biodiverse areas in the world! The Kulin Shire has an abundance of wonderful wildflower reserves and roadsides which put on a spectacular seasonal show of colour.

Museums

Kulin Gallery and Studio

The Kulin Gallery and Studio is housed in the old Railway Station Building on the Old Williams Kondinin Rd. The gallery and studio is managed by artist in residence and local Kulin lady Carol Griffin. Many of Carols work is inspired by Kulin’s rural values including heritage buildings, horses and the famous Kulin Bush Races. Come in for a browse or purchase one of Carol’s beautiful artworks. Carol also invites and encourages people to come in and try their hand at painting with free art supplies and assistance. 

Phone: Carol Griffin: 08 9880 1081

Opening Times: Fridays 10.40am – 4.00pm – (please phone Carol beforehand to check if the gallery is open on the day you plan to visit)

Location: Kulin Railway Station, Old Williams Kondinin Rd, Kulin (near the railway line)

Butler’s Garage (Kulin Museum)

Built in the mid-1920s, Butlers Garage operated in Kulin until 1994. Today it has been restored and houses the Kulin Museum. The museum contains an impressive collection of vintage cars, farm equipment and machinery. The Museum is open on Saturday mornings from 8.30am – 12pm.

Lake Grace 

Varley Rabbit Cemetery

The small township of Varley is in the Lake Grace Shire.

This memorial was erected by the local community in memory of all of the rabbits who lost their lives at the Rabbit Proof Fence. The rabbit proof fence consists of three fences erected in 1902 to keep rabbits out of WA. The fence is the longest fence in the world, totalling a distance of 3,236.8 kms. 

Lake Grace Regional Art space

Drop into the Lake Grace Regional Art space and immerse yourself in creativity with the current major exhibition or view quality regional art in the window box display. Admire and purchase original artworks for your family and friends from our artists gift shop. Have a chat with interesting local artists and members of the Lake Grace Artists Group each Tuesday or join in and learn some secrets with an art experience workshop. Located on the Main Street in Lake Grace next to the Visitor Centre. Open Daily 10am - 4pm during exhibitions, to find out what’s going on follow us on Facebook or visit our website!

Lake Grace Story Trail

Follow a rich collection of stories to discover the heritage of the local community. Plaques are displayed in the sidewalk on the main street in the town of Lake Grace. Call into the Visitors Centre for a map.

Pioneering Women Mural

A mural inspired by the women pioneers of the district—from European settlement to present. Featuring 48 remarkable women from rural Western Australia. These are the women who built their communities and transformed local politics, who worked in the home and in the paddock, who spoke out and acted up. Stories and profiles are published from local author Michelle Slarke in her book Farsite, available for purchase through the Lake Grace Visitor Centre. The Mural is located on the main street in Lake Grace opposite the Visitor Centre and facing the war memorial.

Mosaic Garden Gallery

The mosaic garden gallery features 365 colourful mosaics that reflect the lives of past and present community members. Located next to the medical centre in Lake Grace up Memorial Drive.

AIM Penny Pathway

Follow a short pathway (50m) of commemorative plaques from Apex Park to the  AIM Museum. Located on the edge of town on Stubbs Street heading towards Dumbleyung.

Museums

A strong thread of history connects the Shire of Lake Grace from the very early days of exploration, surveying and the traversing of explorers and miners. There is a weath of history in the Shire to be explored where towns and railways sprung up in service of the early pioneers. In Australia each town has it's own unique museum depicting the early days. Call in to the Lake Grace Visitor Centre to make a booking to see the AIM and get contact numbers for the Hainsworth Museum.

Australian Inland Mission Hospital Museum

One of three remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospitals, and the only one in WA, this museum will take you back to some old style medical wards and artefacts. Walk through the old style wards, duty room, kitchen and laundry to expereince the atmosphere of an early twentieth century rural hospital. OPEN by appointment, call into the Lake Grace Visitor Centre for more information or use the phone located on the front veranda.

Newdegate Hainsworth Museum

Featured in the Rock Out on the Pathways to Wave Rock Youtube clip the Hainsworth Building houses the Newdegate Pioneer Museum. The building operated as a general store from 1934 until 1972 and had several owners. This museum is a great example of early settler life in the area. OPEN by appointment.

Varley Museum

Exhibits from the 1920s and also a tourist information point is found in the Varly Store, the town has a comphrehensive museum with displays of memorabilia and town records. Hatters Hill, Rabbit Cemetery. Contact the Varley Store on 08 9875 1200

Lake King Bush Engineers Museum

A display of local farm tractors that have been modified to suit the farm & conditions.

Tourist Attractions

With larger than average nature reserves, the shire has many picnic spots and walk trails in the bushland heaths of native eucalypts, grevillea and banksia. Granite Rock outcrops are found in abundance thoughout the area and form a reliable water catchment. Sit in a quiet spot and take in some bird watching, photography, wildflower discovery or marvel at our colourful salt lakes - the most notable feature of our shire. There are many natural shallow salt lakes rimmed by samphire and tall paperbark shrubs and range in colour from crystal white to shades of pink, green, tan and mauve.

Salt Lakes

Lake Grace, Lake Bryde, Lake Biddy, Lake King

Geologically the Wheatbelt is an ancient stable area with a very low drainage profile. The rain that falls is very slow to drain away and is held in large shallow depressions. This leads to lots of evaporation and and the formation of lakes of salt. Unless the rainfall is very heavy over a number of seasons many of the salt lakes are dry for most of the year. Even in their dry state they offer stunning scenery and great photo opportunities.  

Granite Outcrops

Dragon Rock, Dingo Rock, DIckman Rock, Namma Rock.

Granite Outcrops are either inselbergs (isolated  rock hills and knobs) or monoliths, (a single massive stone hill or rock). Erosion usually exposes these geological formations, which are often made out of very hard and solid metamorphic or igneous rock made from granite. Rising abruptly from the gently sloping or level surrounding plain they dominate the bushland. 

White Cliffs

The White Cliffs are unusual weathered granite, quartz and soft white kaolin cliffs. Located 17km south of Lake Grace and are an interesting geological feature. However the cliffs are located on Private property and requires a 4WD vehicle to reach as there is some off road driving through paddocks and sand tracks to reach the cliffs. A visit can be arranged by appointment, call into the Lake Grace Visitor Centre for details

Wildflowers

The wildflower season is one of the Eastern Wheatbelts most precious natural treasures attracting visitors, wildflower groups and scientists annually. To appreciate these remarkable displays there are many nature reserves with walk trails within the shire. Although some varieties start in July the season is typically from late August through to late October.

White Dam

The Lake Grace White Dam is of significance to the history of the Shire as one of the first sources of fresh water in the region. Many wildflowers can be found in abundance around the area and there is a nature based walk trail through the original Bennett's track used by early settlers to explore. 

Walk Trails and Wildflowers

The natural bushland of the Lake Grace shire is alive with unique fruits, blossoms and foliage most times of the year. This small pocket of the state is listed as one of the 34 plant biodiversity “hotspots” on the planet.  This means, here is home to some of the most diverse and unique flora in the world. This region in particular is known for its western Mallee, noted biologically for its diverse range of flora and high number of indigenous plant groups, including Grevillea, Hakea, Eucalypts and Acacia.

Within the reserves and roadsides of the shire you will find these and many other beautiful flowering plants and trees. All you need is a keen eye to spot their subtle, modest forms that are often different to the wildflowers commonly associated with Western Australia. Make the time to take a closer look – we are certain these local beauties will win you over! These species and many more are found documented in the booklet Flourish, Native Flora and Fauna of the Lake Grace Shire by Annie Slarke and Elsie Bishop. For more information on where to find wildflowers or to purchase 'Flourish' call into the Lake Grace Visitor Centre. 

Lake Grace Story Trail

Follow a rich collection of stories to discover the heritage of the local community. Plaques are displayed in the sidewalk on the main street on town. Call into the Visitors Centre for a map.

John Holland Track

Lake King Heritage Trail

There are four walking trails to chose from.

Jam Patch

North of Lake Grace

Rifle Range

East of Lake Grace

Penny Pathways and Mosaic Garden Gallery

Follow a short pathway (50m) of commemorative plaques from Apex Park to the AIM Museum. Located on the edge of town heading towards Dumbleyung. The mosaic garden gallery features 365 colourful mosaics that reflect the lives of past and present community members. Located next to the new medical centre.

Narembeen

Grain Discovery Centre

Adjacent to the Narembeen Roadhouse (entry through the Roadhouse) is a modern, interpretive centre focusing on grain growing in Western Australia.  Learn more about farming in Narembeen as you wander through the centre.  Browse at the brilliant visual and interpretive displays as you discover some of the history and future of grain growing in Narembeen. Exhibits include a 1950s farm house kitchen, a ‘humpy’, a grain stack, an interactive CBH area with weighbridge and hut, displays on the future of farming and a supermarket showing end products, like breakfast cereals and bread.  The centre also has an interactive agribusiness section, an export area detailing the journey of grain from farm paddock to overseas markets and displays on the future of farming. The centre is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Entry is via Gold Coin Donation. Tours available upon request. For further information contact the Narembeen Community Resource Centre:
Phone: (08) 9064 7055
Email: crcmanager@narembeen.wa.gov.au

The Narembeen Hawk

A trip to Narembeen wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see the Narembeen Hawk, sitting proudly at the entrance of the Narembeen Recreation Centre.  The Narembeen Hawk was unveiled at the opening of the new Narembeen Recreation Centre in April 2016, designed and constructed by local artist Jordan Sprigg who creates unique sculptures from historically worn and recycled metal. The Hawk has an impressive 2.5m wingspan and includes 1,000 individually cut feathers, taking 260 hours to complete.  The sculpture includes metal collected from around the district, with some metal dating back to the early settlers of Narembeen.  The Shire of Narembeen is proud to showcase a local artist’s inspirational creation as a centrepiece to the Narembeen Recreation Centre.

Walker Lake – Walk Trails

Feeling energetic?  If you’re staying in town, this is the perfect opportunity to see Narembeen nature at its best.  Located to the south of the Narembeen townsite is a natural lake with abundant water in summer.  Wander around the lake as you take in this majestic setting.  The Walker Lake trail is 1.8km, for those more energetic walk the 2.2km Avoca Farm walk trail, enjoy the rural setting as you take in the old Avoca Homestead, Shearing Shed and machinery on display.

Community Shed

Located in the former Moppett’s Garage on Churchill Street is a unique shed that is occupied by different community groups specialising in art and craft, décor and giftware.  Certainly worth a look, visitors are welcome on weekdays.

Hidden Hollow

Situated approximately 30kms east of Narembeen, along your Pathway to Wave Rock experience. Formally known as Mt Walker Rock, this is the perfect place for a picnic and to see many wildflowers and orchids during Spring (Sept to Dec).  This granite outcrop also boasts a natural amphitheatre that has been carved out of the rock over years of weathering – it can be found walking from the car park along the trail. For the more energetic – the view from the summit offers spectacular views of the district. Take your time, read the plaques at the little dam and discover a piece of farming history.

Wakeman Ski Lake

Situated approximately 13kms east of the Narembeen townsite, this lake has undergone major volunteer work to harvest water back into the natural lake (water level is dependant upon seasonal rainfall).  During the summer months, the lake is a hive of activity with ski boats and water pursuits popular with locals and visitors.  This is a picturesque location, with abundant bird life.  Before entering the lake with boats, please contact the Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: (08) 9064 7055 (business hours only) and provide boat insurance details.

Roe Dam

Located approximately 45km east of Narembeen is a 20 million gallon storage dam completed in 1971 which supplies the Mt Walker farming community. This is a bird watchers paradise!  Take in the majestic eucalyptus with an under-story of bracken fern. Picnic area, toilets and BBQ’s are available in this tranquil setting.  The friendly locals are often seen leaving piles of firewood.

Roe Lookout

Situated approximately 8kms from Narembeen and named after John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General who led an expedition eastwards from York in October 1936.  A scenic drive takes you to the peak of this granite formation with magnificent panoramic views of the district – a photographer’s delight!  There is limited vehicle access to the top of Roe Lookout, the steep incline is not suitable for caravans.  Feel free to park at the bottom and take a leisurely walk to the top of the lookout. For further information:- Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: (08) 9064 7055

E: crcmanager@narembeen.wa.gov.au

Tourist Attractions

Narembeen is rich in history and heritage, step back in time as you discover the many hidden treasures that Narembeen has to offer.

St Paul’s Museum

Located on Longhurst St, the St Paul’s Museum was consecrated in 1929 and opened as a museum for the Historical Society in 1969.  After restoration in 1999 it re-opened as a Church Museum.  It is a memorial to the pioneer women of the Narembeen district.

History Museum

Located in the Old Road Board Building, near the Town Hall on Latham Road, this museum contains a visual history of the district and includes photographs of early pioneer farming practices.  Family files are also kept here, it has proven to be a great source of information about our locals.

History & Machinery Museum

Located on Savage Street, this museum contains an interesting mix of photos and antiques from our pioneers. Browse through the outdoor machinery museum displaying old farm machinery and farming implements.

Old Prospector’s Trail

This short, self-drive tour starts west of Narembeen at Dayman Rd, follow the signs and be transported back to the early days when sandalwood cutters and gold prospectors travelled this trail in search of riches.  Interpretive displays, old water wells, reconstructed prospector’s camp, prospector’s barrow, amazing scenic lookout and undisturbed landscapes are part of this must do short loop.The self-drive tour is 38km and is not suitable for caravans.  The roads are subject to flooding, so please contact the Shire of Narembeen on (08) 9064 7308 for current road conditions.

Spotter’s Post/War Museum

Located on Longhurst Street next to the Shire of Narembeen administration office is the Spotter’s Post, built in 1942 for the purpose of spotting enemy aircraft during WWII.  In 1945 the Narembeen branch of the Sailor’s, Soldier’s, Airmen and Nurse’s Father’s Association of WA met at the building.  In 1946 the building was converted for use as an Infant Health Clinic.  In more recent times the Narembeen Toy Library has utilised the building.  In 2015, the Spotter’s Post was opened as a War Museum to celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC.

Rabbit Proof Fence – Gate 54

Located approximately 70kms east of Narembeen, the fence stretches from Port Hedland to Ravensthorpe, spanning a distance of 1,827km.  It was originally erected between 1901 and 1907 to prevent invading rabbits and other vermin entering the grain growing region.  Much of the fence has undergone maintenance and some of the original fence remains today.  An interesting place to visit. For tours or further information: Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: (08) 9064 7055

E: crcmanager@narembeen.wa.gov.au