Make your journey to Wave Rock an experience to remember. Enjoy country hospitality, massive granite outcrops with spectacular views, natural bushland with vibrant wildflowers in season, spectacular night skies and immerse yourself in an agricultural experience and true country hospitality. The Pathways to Wave Rock self-drive trail links the Shires of Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen and Quairading and offers a range of unique experiences across the region.
Your Wheatbelt experience begins as you leave Perth on the Brookton Highway, travelling 225km to Corrigin, where you can visit the iconic Dog Cemetery, enjoy the beauty of wildflowers in spring and wander through the Pioneer Museum.
Continue 49km onto Kondinin, taking in the beautiful fauna and flora along the way. Stop and stroll through the community garden and view the creative artworks. Walk the Yeerakine Rock trail to the unique ANZAC light horseman statue, before travelling 27km south towards Kulin, home of the famous Tin Horse Highway, a fun and entertaining drive showcasing imaginative community creations. The Kulin Visitor Discovery Zone gives visitors a sense of the region’s history and identity.
Travel 73km south west to view the mighty salt lake at Lake Grace with its changing colours and take in the atmosphere of an early 20th century Hospital, when you visit the only remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospital in the state. A friendly welcome awaits all at the Lake Grace Visitor Centre. Extend your journey and visit Newdegate, along the FORM Public Silo Trail.
Continue northwards to the town of Hyden, which excellent overnight accommodation and dining opportunities and bright starry nights. Spend the next day exploring the internationally famous Wave Rock and surrounding attractions, before continuing 93km on the Mt Walker Road, with its colourful wildflowers, towards Narembeen. Learn all about farming at the modern, interpretive Grain Discovery Centre and get an insight into past and present in this typical Wheatbelt town.
Travel 39km to Bruce Rock, with its Amphitheatre and Sculpture Park, Memorials to servicemen and fabulous aquatic centre for summer fun. Continue 48km to Kokerbin Rock, a massive monolith with incredible views and and a great nature spot. Drive 39km to Quairading, check out ‘El Toro’, a life-size spanish bull sculpture in the centre of town and explore the amazing Nature Reserve and Nookaminnie Rock, great for wildflower spotting and watching the Wheatbelt’s breathtaking sunsets. Take a leisurely trip back to Perth via the historic town of York.
For further information visit www.pathwaystowaverock.com.au