Kondinin Community Garden Located at the former site of the old swimming pool, the area has been transformed into a fantastic public place. Have a look at the murals painted as part of a community art project, the array of veggies that can be picked for a donation and the nature play area complete with Noongar six seasons and mia-mia’s. This area also has seating and public toilets. eVENTS Gourmet in the Garden - 6 March 2020 The Kondinin Community Garden hosts a long table dinner utilising local produce all expertly prepared by a Chef. Anzac Day Dawn Service - 25 April 2020 Held annually at Yeerakine Rock, Sloan Road Kondinin. Kondinin Art Show - October 2020 Early October - The annual Kondinin Art Show draws artistic creations from all over WA and provides a great weekend getaway with last year’s acquisition prize receiving $7,500.
Kondinin was first settled in 1909 and then surveyed in 1910 where it was selected as an area for early pioneer farmers. At this time, the red fertile loam soils were highly sought after by the pioneers for growing crops. Today, Kondinin still plays a significant role in the state’s agricultural industry. Interesting places to visit are the Kondinin Lake, John Septimus Roe Heritage Trail, Woorkakanin Rock, enjoy a stroll through natural woodlands on the Kondinin Bush Walk or head out to Yeerakine Rock for a picnic or to walk the trails through the beautiful bushland. Places of interest Kondinin Art Trail The public art trail recognises and celebrates the creativity of local residents across the Shire of Kondinin. Take a walk around the towns within the Shire and view and array of sculptures, murals and mosaics. You can pick up a brochure at the Shire offices in Kondinin or Hyden Tourist Centre. Kondinin Bush Walk Natural woodland covering over 50 hectares. Kondinin Lake Great for water skiing and windsurfing when full. Perfect spot to view waterbirds. ‘Statues’ Lake Forming part of the Kondinin Art Trail, view the eclectic statues ‘Waiting for Hay’ created by local farmer Kelly Browning, from star pickets depicting various farming poses - ‘clearing the land’ ‘waiting for rain’ ‘shearing the sheep’ and ‘inspecting the crop’. The lake changes colour throughout the year as a result of the algae and bacteria that growing under different conditions. It has been known to turn ice blue, pink and even bright yellow. JS Roe Heritage Trail Includes a mural of the JS Roe Expedition of 1848-49, Condinin Well and Yeerakine Rock. Woorkakanin Rock Once used as a water supply for steam trains at Kondinin Railway Station and now part of the 18 hole Kondinin Golf Course. Yeerakine Rock Located 12km east of Kondinin offering shady picnic areas, two walk trails with interpretive signage and 360 o views from summit. Yeerakine Rock is a great place to view wildflowers each September and October. The best time to view the inspiring Light Horse Memorial is during Kondinin’s dawn Anzac Day service. Kondinin Centenary Walk and Pioneer Wall Located in centre of Kondinin, next to the caravan park, have a look at the map and list of families who first settled farm blocks in the Kondinin district and stroll along the mosaic pathway and marvel at the collection of Ironman sculptures all built in 2010 to celebrate the town’s centenary. Venture to the sporting precinct to view life size sporting sculptures created by local community members.
Although best known for Wave Rock, there is so much more for travellers to do in and around the well-equipped and thriving community of Hyden, including amazing rock formations, dazzling seasonal wildflowers and clear starry nights. Be sure to visit Wave Rock, Mulka’s Cave, Hippo’s Yawn, Lake Magic and the State Barrier Fence - all of great geological and historical interest. From Hyden you can travel to Norseman through some of Australia’s most pristine woodlands, the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail with 16 designated places of interest. Throughout the Shire there is lots of public artwork including numerous sculptures throughout our three towns. Check out the Shire of Kondinin Art Trail on your way to Wave Rock. The Wave Rock Circuit and Breakers Trail encompasses Wave Rock, Hippos Yawn and Breakers picnic area and range in length from short flat stretches of 325m from Wave Rock to the Carpark, to the longer 3.6km circuit through salt lakes and bush land. Interpretive signage and seating is available along a lot of the trails and they are suitable for families with children in push chairs or visitors with bicycles. Mulka’s Cave and The Humps 15km down the road from Wave Rock is Mulka’s Cave featuring Aboriginal rock art, native bushland and gnamma holes. The Kalari Trail at The Humps provides a panoramic view of the surrounding bush and farmland atop this large granite rock formation. A perfect area for picnics with public toilets available onsite. Hyden Tourist Information Centre Places of interest Wave Rock Walk
Kondinin Tourist Information Kondinin Tourist Information Shire Office, Gordon Street Kondinin WA 6367 Tel: (08) 9889 1006 www.kondinin.wa.gov.au
Karlgarin 326km south-east of Perth
This town of less than 50 people was first settled in the early 1920s. View the Catholic Church with its unique stone frontage built in the 1960s. See a mosaic featuring the area’s flora and fauna, also make sure you call in at Tressie’s Museum. Scenic vistas can be seen at McCanns Rock and the Karlgarin Hills. The former CWA building operates as a gift shop and is open every Sunday and on public holidays. upcoming eVENTS Karlgarin Easter Markets and Gilgie Races - April 2020
Wave Rock Wildflower Shoppe Wave Rock, Hyden WA 6359 Tel: (08) 9880 5182 www.waverock.com.au
Tressie’s Museum & Caravan Park
21km west of Wave Rock adjoining Karlgarin townsite, quiet location opposite wheatbin. Modern ablutions, camper’s kitchen, drive thru bays, powered ($33) & non-powered sites, lawn tent areas, budget accom, S/C chalet, TV reception, sullage dump. Visit museum to view our links with the past & a working display of gramophones. CMCA friendly. 4313 Kondinin-Hyden Rd, Karlgarin Contact: Charlie Trestrail • PO Box 19, Karlgarin, 6358 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0475 895 043