pass safely. The trail passes through a variety of vegetation types with a wide range of birdlife. Kangaroos can often be seen during the day and the remnant bush is home to nocturnal animals. Signs and information panels contain artwork from local artists and give an outline of Noongar traditions and way of life. Wildflowers Spring is the time to see some of the state’s most beautiful wildflower displays. Each year from late August to November wildflowers burst into colour along roadsides, walk trails, parks and reserves. Where to Stay Wagin is an RV Friendly Town, ideal to park the motorhome or caravan for a few days. Wagin has 2 hotels, 1 motel, a B&B and a spa retreat.
No doubt the most photographed ram in Australia! Come see ‘Baart’, standing some 9 metres tall and 13 metres in length located in the beautiful Wetlands Park, right alongside the
The town is the centre of a thriving Merino stud industry and proud home to the Wagin Woolorama, Western Australia’s largest rural show will be held from 6 to 7 March 2020. An easy 3 hour drive from Perth, you will be enthralled with the beautiful rolling Wheatbelt countryside and quaint historical towns along the way. Settled in early 1880s, Wagin is near a series of ancient lakes and is regarded as the most heritage rich rural town in Western Australia. The streetscapes boast some of the state’s most beautiful early 20th century historical hotels; two of these hotels are still in operation. Their architectural significance adds extra interest as you walk the streets of this friendly town absorbing all the charm of a regional farming community. To acknowledge the prosperity created by the wool industry, you won’t be able to miss ‘Baart’ the Giant Ram on the western side of the town. This iconic attraction is located in a beautiful water park with picnic and BBQ facilities.
Shire offices as you enter the town. Wagin Historical Village Museum
This is acclaimed as the largest and best social history museum in Western Australia. Some 25 historical or recreated buildings house the history of the region. Town Well, Mount Latham and Puntapin Come see town’s original water source, the 1890s Town Well located in the parking bay just off Arthur Road. This water was used prior to the construction of water catchments at Badjarning Rock at Mt Latham and Puntapin Rock. These two granite formations have wonderful views over the town and surrounding farmland areas. Wait - Jen Walking Trail Wait - Jen is Aboriginal Noongar language for ‘emu’s foot-print’ and is a relaxing 10.5km walk trail taking about 4 hours one way. It starts just off the Great Southern Highway 8km south of Wagin and ends at the north end of Norring Lake. This trail interprets local Noongar culture and follows one of the ancient dreaming trails formed by the Wagul, a mythical being that created tracks by which the Noongar could
events Wagin Woolorama 6-7 March 2020
Some 30,000 people attend this event which gives a fantastic insight into life on the land. The 2 day dog high jump competition is a highlight for visitors. Wagin Historical Village & Tourist Information
Kitchener Street Wagin WA 6315 Tel: (08) 9861 1232 www.wagin.wa.gov.au
1 Wagin’s iconic Giant Ram 2 Interpretive signage at Puntapin Rock 3 Enjoy water activities at Norring Lake
A wonderful social history museum that is definitely worth a visit. 25 original and replica buildings from the region’s past. Wander down memory lane and visit The Schoolhouse, Stone Church, Village Fire Station, Bank and Quarantine Cottage. Picture the ‘smithy’ working in the Blacksmiths, listen for the sound of sheep in the Shearing Shed. See the artefacts of years gone by in The General Store, Barbers, Bootmakers Shop and Dressmakers Shop. Browse through two large sheds full of vintage machinery. Tourism and Volunteer Award Winner. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Closed Good Fri, Easter Sun, Christmas & Boxing Days. School and group bookings catered for. Devonshire tea served weekends. Telephone: (08) 9861 1232 WAGIN Historic l VILLAGE
Home of Woolorama, Giant Ram and Historical Village Museum. Take time to visit: Giant Ram Park • Old Well • Historic Village Museum • Woolorama (annually in March) • Historic walk and buildings • Natural attractions, wildflowers in season • Wait-Jen Trail • Accommodation and usual services. Tourist Information Centre at Historical Village Museum. Tel: (08) 9861 1232 • AH: (08) 9861 1811