Pingelly 158km south-east of Perth along route 120 Located in the heart of the Central Great Southern Wheatbelt on the Great Southern Highway, Pingelly is a pleasant 90 minute drive from metropolitan Perth, and is conveniently situated for visitors to take in a variety of local attractions and diverse day trips. Pingelly was settled from the 1860’s, and the Shire is a rich and diverse cropping and grazing agricultural region contributing significantly to the state’s wool and grain exports. The town is picturesque, with a historical flair of the early 1900’s. There are many parks, free BBQ facilities and picnic areas, playgrounds, gardens and two RV Dump points. Facilities include a 24/7 medical centre, chemist, supermarket (open 7 days), butcher, ATM, community crafts and giftware, op shop, swimming pool (November – March), and dine-in and takeaway food options. Petrol and diesel are available 24/7 at Great Southern Fuels in Brown Street. Accommodation options comprise of two hotels, a motel and a caravan park. The caravan park has a BBQ area as well as standard park facilities, and is located in Sharow Street. Pingelly is a RV Friendly Town with plenty of parking. Places of interest Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRACC) The PRACC is the largest timber structure built in Western Australia since World War II. This amazing facility was built using 1,000 tonnes of yellow stringy bark, and has been recognised with international architectural awards. The PRACC contains a bar and bistro, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday each week. Court House Museum Originally built as a school house in 1897 and converted to the court house in 1906, the building now serves as the Shire’s museum and houses a fantastic collection of old memorabilia and photographs of yesteryear. Open Tue and Sat from 10am - 12pm. For after-hours viewings Tel: 0419 163 260. $
Pioneer Park Perfect rest stop by the water with free BBQ facilities, picnic area and playground offering disability friendly public conveniences. Cross on the Hill This 15m tall cross was erected by a local farmer and is illuminated by night symbolising peace and hope. Moorumbine Heritage Townsite and St Patrick’s Anglican Church Located 8 kilometres east of Pingelly, this picturesque site was originally settled in 1864. Many of the original houses and buildings survive which were built by convicts, such as St Patrick’s Church, which was consecrated in 1873 and is still in use today. Boyagin Nature Reserve Located 26 kilometres north-west of Pingelly. Boyagin Nature Reserve is a designated flora and fauna reserve with picnic, bushwalking activities and wildflowers in season. Boyagin Rock rises 50 metres above the surrounding countryside, and is of immense spiritual and cultural significance to Noongar people. Apex Lookout located on Ironstone Hill Offers panoramic views of the town and countryside. Access and parking off Balfour Street. Tutanning Flora and Fauna Reserve Situated 28 kilometres east of Pingelly, Tutanning is world renowned as a sanctuary for the endangered Tammar wallaby, and for hundreds of wildflower species and native orchids. Dryandra Woodland Located approximately 40 kilometres from Pingelly. Dryandra Woodland offers one of the best opportunities to view native animals in their natural habitat.
Pingelly Community Resource Centre Pingelly CRC offers a wide range of services, including Pingelly Public Library, public access internet facilities, printing, desktop publishing, fax and email services to name a few. Drop in and meet the friendly staff! Pingelly Community Craft Centre Call into the Pingelly Community Craft Centre for a chat and a cup of tea while obtaining tourist information. While here you can purchase local art and crafts, gift lines, souvenirs, and book and pay for overnight stays at the caravan park. Open from 9.30am. Further tourist information and Shire location maps are available from all retail outlets in town. The free Australia Day Breakfast is held each year with residents and visitors enjoying a cooked breakfast while celebrating Australia Day and acknowledging the recipients of the Australia Day Community Service and Sports Person awards. Anzac Day - 25 April Anzac Day is a significant event in the Shire with many residents and visitors honouring the Anzacs at a Dawn Service and street March, with a mid-morning service in the Town Hall. Pingelly Spring and Autumn Markets The markets are held in November and May each year. Further information available from the Community Resource Centre. Tel: (08) 9887 1409. Pingelly Community Craft Centre & Tourist Information Upcoming events Australia Day - 26 January
28 Parade Street Pingelly WA 6308 Tel: (08) 9887 1351 www.pingelly.wa.gov.au
3 2 1 Pingelly’s impressive Recreation & Cultural Centre (PRACC) 2 Pingelly Town Hall 3 Take a stroll in Pioneer Park 4 St Andrew’s Church at Moorumbine Heritage Townsite