The Wheatbelt is a patchwork of golden fields, character townships, pioneering history, fun farm stays, festivals and self drive experiences.
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39 | Esperance & The Coast | australiasgoldenoutback.com It is also home to Wave Rock - the most recognisable tourist attraction in the region. The rock near Hyden stretches 100 metres and stands 15 metres high in the shape of a giant wave about to crash over the surrounding bush. There are a number of other unique g nite rock outcrops that feature in the Wheatbelt, including Elachbutting and Chiddarcooping near Mukinbudin, Kokerbin Rock at Bruce Rock and Buckley’s Breakaway at Kulin.
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The Wheatbelt is also the scene of one of nature’s most dazzling shows. From July to early November the landscape explodes into colour as wildflowers burst into bloom. Along with the wildflowers, the Wheatbelt offers a rich pioneering history with stories of early day explorers and settlers, and of fortunes made and lost in the Wheatbelt’s gold rush. Be sure to time your Wheatbelt adventure to coincide with one of the many spectacular events or festivals. Wildflowers From July to early November the Wheatbelt comes alive with everlastings, acacia, hakea, grevillea, lechenaultia, wreath flowers and orchids. As wildflowers are dependent on seasonal rain, it is advisable to seek wildflower touring information from local visitor centres prior to departure.
The Wheatbelt has a good network of sealed roads and gazetted drive trails that make for an enjoyable self drive holiday. Should you wish to leave the driving to someone else, there are a number of tour companies offering one day and extended holidays from Perth throughout the Wheatbelt. By Coach/Train: Transwa operates coaches to many of the Wheatbelt towns and The Prospector train stops in towns including
Animal lovers will adore the Wheatbelt’s Dryandra Woodland. This is one of the most important areas in the state for wildlife preservation, harbouring numbats, tammar wallabies, brushtail possums, tawny frogmouth owls and kangaroos. For animals of a different kind, be sure to visit a farmstay. Children in particular delight in finding friends among the cute and cuddly farmyard animals. While farm animals may keep the children entertained, the grown-ups will revel in the fantastic fresh produce. Olive oil, wines, preserves, yabbies, emu oil and lavender