Bright Skies. Big horizons The Wheatbelt Way self drive trail, will lead visitors on an adventurous interpretive journey to the regional communities of Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bencubbin, Beacon, Westonia, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Trayning. Experience their natural attractions, history and heritage while offering unique opportunities to stay and experience friendly communities and open landscapes.
Wondering where to stay? There are excellent caravan parks available in most towns with cabin accommodation or camp under the stars at free camping sites with toilets, BBQs and picnic tables. For more personalised service try a country pub or any of the B&Bs available (bookings advised).
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Depending on seasonal conditions there are carpets of small pink and yellow everlastings and numerous flowering shrubs, hakea, grevillea, wattle and eremophila, senna, dampiera and verticordia. Native orchids can be found, in early spring at the damp base of the granite outcrops while later in the season red bottlebrush and kunzea grow between the cracks. Bird lovers will also find numerous birds wherever there is water collected on the granite rocks. Some of the rocks are massive with waves, caves and a tunnel. Views from the top are always breathtaking. A variety of museums include, army, hospital, early farm machinery, the first CBH bulk handling wheatbin and a pioneer town house. For the blokes a visit to the many Men’s Sheds with their old operating farm machinery is a highlight. While the ladies may like to join their country cousins at any of the several quilting and craft groups.
Download the free Wheatbelt Way App with live map features, trail notes and dramatised audio stories that are relevant to each site, services listings including meals, accommodation, campsites, RV dump points, fuel and visitor centres nearby to you. For additional information stop in at the local Community Resource Centres or Shire Council Offices in participating Shires to request a hard copy guidebook or visit the Wheatbelt Way website to request these products to be posted from www.wheatbeltway.com.au or call Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre 1300 736 283.
Duration: 3 - 5 days or more Distance: Approximately 900km - 1,000km Road Conditions: Sealed with stretches of good unsealed road to rock and bushland features. This journey offers a memorable contrast of open farmlands, large rocky outcrops, with a profusion of bird and animal life. Marvel at the fascinating ways water was collected in the area, from the natural and Aboriginal gnamma holes, the pastoralists and prospectors wells to the water harvested from granite rocks in more recent times.
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1 Explore the many granite rocks 2 Stunning views from granite outcrops 3 Springtime canola fields.