Day 1: Hyden - The Breakaways Campsite, 137km, 2-3 hours Explore Wave Rock before hitting the dirt road towards Norseman – much of the trail is gravel, but it is suitable for 2WD and caravans. Take in the uninterrupted views and wildflowers as you pass across the 4WD only Holland Track and watch the landscape change to mallee woodland and eucalypts. Explore rocky outcrops and cliffs of The Breakaways. Roll out your swag at the campground here for a night spent under an amazing star-filled sky.
Day 2: The Breakaways Campsite - Norseman, 165km, 2-3 hours You’ll see eucalypts, hakea and flame grevillea as you set off east towards Mermaid Rock, a great spot for a picnic, rest break, or a leg stretch along the walk trail. Take in the vista at Lake Johnson and Lake Viewpoint. Continue to Disappointment Rock and walk the 2 kilometre trail around and over the outcrop. Rolling rocky hills and abandoned mine shafts dot the landscape to Lake Cowan. The Woodlands Walk in Norseman completes the trail.
2 Days | Apr-Oct (Sep-Oct for Wildflowers) | 2WD Linking Wave Rock to Norseman, explore pristine landscape – home to one of the world’s greatest untouched temperate woodlands, with 16 designated stopping places. A full itinerary can be viewed at www.australiasgoldenoutback.com/ granitediscovery Highlights • Wave Rock • Springtime wildflowers • Explore one of the world’s last temperate forests • Norseman • Dundas Rocks
FORM PUBLIC SILO Trail 5 Days | Year-Round (Aug-Nov best for Wildflowers) | 2WD
Day 1: Perth - Northam - Merredin, 260km, 3 hrs Follow the Golden Pipeline Heritage trail en route to Northam where international artists Hense and Phlegm transformed eight CBH Group silos. Then it’s on to Merredin where you can view one of WA’s most accomplished street artists, Kyle Hughes-Odgers and his colourful creation. Enjoy seasonal wildflowers in the spring. Day 2: Merredin - Hyden - Newdegate - Ravensthorpe, 386km, 4 hrs Continue the celebration of the natural and industrial assets via Wave Rock, an art form in itself, before heading to Newdegate where muralist Brenton See has depicted the area’s local wildlife. Continue south to Ravensthorpe to be greeted by the towering mural that wraps around the whole site and view Fremantle artist Amok Island’s artwork, Six Stages of Banksia baxteri. Day 3: Ravensthorpe - Hopetoun - Pingrup, 302km, 3 hrs Drive 30 mins to Hopetoun and spend time exploring the Fitzgerald River National Park,
before heading back inland via Ravensthorpe to view the next silo along the trail at the small farming town of Pingrup, where you can view Miami based artist Evoca1’s 25m high mural depicting the renowned Pingrup Races and agricultural heritage. Day 4: Pingrup - Albany, 200km, 2 hrs Head to Albany to view Brooklyn-based street art duo Yok & Sheryo’s magnificent ruby seadragon. While you’re in town, explore York Street and its laneways to see over 20 wall based and electrical box murals, dotted throughout town (call in at visitor centre for a map. Day 5: Albany - Katanning - Perth, 452km, 5 hrs Depart Albany and drive to the Wheatbelt town of Katanning to view a number of electrical transformer boxes and walls in the town’s centre with colourful murals by some of Western Australia’s prominent artists as part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail.
Explore the Wheatbelt following the PUBLIC Silo Trail, an ambitious project between FORM and CBH Group that brought internationally renowned artists to regional Western Australia to transform a string of massive grain silos into works of art, this permanent, open-air ‘gallery’ links rural and coastal towns across WA’s southern regions, spreading a visible legacy across silos, walls and electrical boxes from Northam to Albany. A full itinerary can be viewed at www.publicsilotrail.com Highlights • Bilya Koort Boodja Centre
• The Cummins Theatre • Hainsworth Museum • The Premier Mill Hotel
• Fitzgerald River National Park • The National Anzac Centre
PUBLIC Silo Trail Discover WA’s epic wheatbelt road trip