Duration: 3-5 days or more
Distance: Approximately 800-1,000km
Road Conditions: Sealed road with stretches of good unsealed road to rock and bushland features.
Wondering where to stay? There are excellent caravan parks available in most towns, Country Hotels, Bed & Breakfast’s or why not camp out under the stars at our free camping areas.
The Wheatbelt Way self-drive trail will lead visitors on an adventurous interpreted journey to the regions 9 communities of Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bencubbin, Beacon, Westonia, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Trayning. It highlights 24 interpreted sites along the way.
Travel to Dowerin 2hrs east of Perth or turn off the Great Eastern Highway at Carrabin and get started on your Wheatbelt Way adventure. During spring ask where to find the Koorda “rose”. Visit the Koorda Hospital Museum. Then travel to Bencubbin, take a peek at the sandalwood wood-cutters wagon and Pergande’s Sheepyards.
Travel North to Beacon, there is a good picnic and camping spot 30kms north of Beacon at Billiburning Rock. East of Beacon a selection of magnificent granite outcrops awaits exploration. Beringbooding has the largest water catchment in the Southern Hemisphere. It has a free camping area with a toilet, barbeque and picnic table. Elachbutting offers magnificent views from the top, a large wave, a 40m tunnel, a cave, a prospectors well and wildflowers in season.
Head down to the Heritage listed Westonia Tavern for a relaxing evening meal. Stop in to Mukinbudin and see yester-year on display at the 1950s Mens Shed, then travel onto Eaglestone Rock and its salt lake views. Visit the Nungarin Military Museum and historic Mangowine Homestead. Explore the birdlife at Billyacatting Hill Nature Reserve. As you drive through Trayning note the stone wall which is an interpretation of “snake crawling in the grass” and then you can learn about the history of grain bulk handling at the Wyalkatchem CBH Museum.
Enjoy the unique charm of the Wheatbelt Way where you can experience good old-fashioned hospitality while exploring at your own leisure.
For more information visit www.wheatbeltway.com.au