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Attractions in Farmstay Country


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Coorow Farm Wildflower Trail

Walk or drive along this wildflower trail starting from the Coorow Farm.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Families
  • Type:Attractions,Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

<p> The farm has a history rooted in the mid 19th C, when William and Sara Long settled in the area to raise sheep and horses. </p> <p> The ruins of the old farmstead now lie near to Coorow Latham Road. </p>

Discover The Wheatbelt Tours

Localised Tours of the fascinating landmarks located in and around Merredin.

  • Open days/Times:Mon to Sun: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tour Duration:1.5 hours
  • Tour Price:$25.00 per person
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Lookout
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Tour includes – China Southern West Australian Flying College, Co-operative Bulk Handling grain facility, Golden Pipeline Heritage, Trail, Merredin WW2 Military Hospital site, Historic Cummins Theatre, Windfarm, a Wheatbelt Sunset (when possible) - and more!

Jingemia Cave

Jingemia Cave is a distinctive natural feature in a band of low rocky hills that extend between the towns of Carnamah and Moora.

  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun
  • Activity:Caving
  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Watheroo National Park is sandplain country which hosts an abundance of wildflowers, with the best season being between late July and early November.

Low Creek borders the park to the east, flowing south to Moore River. Vegetation includes low sandplain Heath, Banksia and Malley thickets with tall Eucalypts on the West side of Park.

The hills are an outcropping of chert and other very old rock types that formed between 2.5 billion and 542 million years ago (mid Proterozoic era). Known as Noondine Chert, this geological formation is significant in the region for having unique plants that grow only in association with chert. The formation also influences an aquifer that supplies groundwater to local towns, and is a source of mineral silica, a vital component in many things used in our everyday lives.

Katanning Silo Art

In November 2017, WA artists Mel McVee, Brenton See, Chris Nixon and Darren Hutchens, plus Karim Jabbari from Tunisia descended on the Wheatbelt town of Katanning, located 277km southeast of Perth.

  • Type:Sites & Trails,Attractions
  • Activity:Art & Craft
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)

Details

Description

In November 2017, Western Australian artists Mel McVee, Brenton See, Chris Nixon and Darren Hutchens, plus Karim Jabbari from Tunisia descended on the Wheatbelt town of Katanning, 

Driving into town, the artwork changes my whole feeling for Katanning
resident.

Their mission: to transform Western Power electrical transformer boxes at the four Katanning schools, and paint large scale murals on walls throughout town.

Seven days, five murals and seven transformer boxes later, plus a series of youth workshops, the job was done. The colour and variety of the styles show how even the humblest wall or object can be transformed by art.

"Rural towns often miss out and to have such recognised artists making the town look better is just brilliant. It has been great hearing people talk about it and see people taking photos. My children think it is pretty fabulous too!" - Broome Hill resident

Merredin Silo Art

Western Australian street artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers created PUBLIC Art in Merredin’s 35-metre high grain silo mural at Merredin in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
  • Activity:Art & Craft

Details

  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:FORM

Description

Entailing 200 litres of paint, 14 days, 168 hours, two lifts, 80 rollers and 10 brushes, the artwork which was created in August 2017, is the third installment in the PUBLIC Silo Trail.

Creating the artwork was a labor of love, requiring the artist to work around the clock atop boom lifts across the facade of four individual silos at Merredin wheat storage and transfer depot. “I took on the Merredin silos to contribute something to the Western Australian landscape and the State I grew up in,” Hughes-Odgers said. “This was an amazing opportunity to work at a gigantic scale.”

Mulka's Cave

Mulka's Cave is located within the vicinity of Wave Rock in Hyden Western Australia.

  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
  • Activity:Caving
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays

Description

Mulka's Cave is located within the vicinity of Wave Rock in Hyden Western Australia.

The name Mulka comes from an Aboriginal legend associated with the cave. Mulka was the illegal son of woman who fell in love with a man with whom marriage was forbidden according to their law.

It is believed that a result of breaking these rules, she bore a son with crossed eyes. Even though he grew to be an outstandingly strong man of colossal height, his crossed eyes prevented him from aiming a spear accurately and becoming a successful hunter.

Out of frustration it is said Mulka turned to catching and eating human children and he became the terror of the district. He lived in Mulka's Cave, where the imprints of his hands can still be seen, much large and higher than that of an ordinary man.

Mulka's Cave is located 18 kilometres north of Wave Rock off Lovering Road.

Newdegate Silo Art

Grain silos in Newdegate and Pingrup will become the final mural sites in FORM and CBH’s PUBLIC Silo Trail, an outdoor art gallery drawing visitors to regional WA.

  • Activity:Art & Craft
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)

Details

  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:FORM

Description

Njaki Njaki Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Let us take you to local important Aboriginal sites, and teach you different skills and techniques for tracking and finding your way and finding food, and more!

  • Open days/Times:Daily
  • Tour Duration:2 - 8 hours
  • Tour Price:$40 - $450
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Merredin

Description

Tour 1: Merredin Peak

You will learn about the rich Aboriginal history of Merredin whilst enjoying the native bushland and views of the town.

Travel in comfort on a 14-seater coaster bus with air-conditioning. Walking required.

Depart: Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre at 8.30am
Tour days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Tour time: 2 hours
Level of difficulty: Moderate – granite rock walking
Cost: Adults $70 Seniors $55 Children (10-17) $40

Tour times can be catered to suit needs.

Tour 2: Moulyk Dreaming

Highlights include:
Allow yourself to be taken on a journey of the Njaki Njaki Nyoongar peoples country and hear stories of their connection to the sites. This tour offers Traditional and Historical sites important to the Njaki Nyoongar people.

Travel in comfort on a 14-seater coaster bus with air-conditioning. Walking required. Lunch and drinks should be purchased from Merredin prior to departure.

Depart: Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre at 8.30am
Tour days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Tour time: 7-8 hours
Level of difficulty: High – granite rock walking
Cost: Adults $150 Seniors $120 Children (10-17) $100 Family (4 people) $450

Lunch and drinks should be purchased prior to departure. For safety ensure you have plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing.

Orana Cinema Merredin

Bringing you the latest in cinema entertainment, Orana Cinemas have five locations across Western Australia all open 7 days.

  • Open days/Times:7 Days
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs,Seniors
  • Activity:Cinemas
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Bringing you the latest in cinema entertainment, Orana Cinemas have five locations across Western Australia all open 7 days

Ticket Prices

ADULT - $17
CHILD - $11
CONCESSION - $15
SENIOR - $11
STUDENT - $15

Pingrup Silo Trail

Miami artist Evoca1’s 25 metre high artwork, painted on giant grain storage silos in the Great Southern farming town of Pingrup is a tip of the hat to WA’s tenacious, resourceful farming communities.

  • Type:Attractions,Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Art & Craft
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

Description

A scene drawing threads from the fabric of everyday life in Pingrup, Evoca1’s figurative depictions of the town’s iconic Pingrup races, its Merino sheep, its people, cattle dogs and even a tractor based precisely on one found on the main street of town, all tell a story about the character of the community.

Evoca1 for the PUBLIC Silo Trail, Pingrup, 2018. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor
The artist took 15 days and 230 litres of paint to create the mural, which entailed a series of artworks on three individual silos, each 25 metres high and 15 metres wide. Working with rollers and brushes atop a boom lift from dawn to dusk, Evoca1 battled high winds and several days of rain.

“Creating an artwork for a community that reflects that community, so that they really connect with the artwork is really rewarding for me,” Evoca1 said.

The Big Ram

THE BIG RAM - weight 4 tonnes, length 13 metres, height 9 metres, width 6 metres. Fibreglass statue overlooking town.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Statue
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

TheBig ram is the sentinel of Wagin.``Big Baaaart, overlooks the main entrance to the town, a fibreglass statue of huge proportions that stands as a monument to a region where wool growing is of the highest importance. Is situation in parkland.

The Coalseam Conservation Park

The Coalseam Conservation Park, south of Mullewa, is the site of the first coal discovered in Western Australia in 1846 and offers magnificent views of the Irwin River. A spectacular location``of everlastings during Spring.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

The Williams Woolshed

Great food and coffee, quality local produce and an impressive range of Australian Wool clothing. Inlcuding a Shearing Muesuem, lolly shop and Visitor Information Centre the Woolshed is perfect for a day trip from perth or en route to the Great Southern.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Lolly Shop

Details

Description

Three Bays Walkway

A 2.5km walkway in Green Head providing stunning views over the Indian Ocean.

  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Bird Watching,Bush Walking
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

The Walkway encompasses South Bay, Dynamite Bay and Anchorage Bay. 

It is situated in Yued Country, with special significance to the Traditional owners. 

Native flora and fauna such as osprey, sea lions and dolphins are frequently to be seen along the path. 

 

Image credit: http://wildflowercountry.com.au/destinations/green-head-leeman/

Western Wildflower Farm

Wildflower export buisness with flowers growing and being packed for export in the huge drying sheds. Gift shop and restaurant included_ Admission free.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Flower Farm
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

A unique collection of hundreds of W.A. Wildflowers.``See them growing in the grounds, drying in the shed and enjoy the novel displays:``Morning and afternoon teas and lunches``See packaging for export and wholesale``Admission free``Open 9am- 5pm all week``Phone (08) 9651 8010 for special appointement``P.O. Box 23, Coomberdale 6512

Woylie Walk

The Woylie Walk is an easy loop trail through Dryandra Woodland, a conservation area for unique,rare and endangered animals such as the Numbat, Western Australia’s emblem

  • Course Duration:2 hours
  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Tour Locations:Old Mill Dam Picnic Area, Dryandra Woodland (Start Point)
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

With more than 25 mammals, 100 birds and 50 reptiles you can be sure to encounter plenty of wildlife in this beautiful forest.

The Woylie Walk starts at the Old Mill Dam and weaves its way through woodlands of wandoo, powderbark, kwongan heathlands, jarrah and stands of sheoak. Look for woylie diggings in the area and numbats and echidnas searching for termites.

This is just one of many great walks and trails for you to enjoy by foot, bicycle or in the comfort of your car. The trails vary in length from one to more than 25 kilometres and one of the drive trails features audio stories of the area through FM radio at six different stops. The Ochre Trail, highlights the Aboriginal heritage of the Dryandra area including an ochre pit.

Visit the Barna Mia animal sanctuary on a delightful night time journey to see five threatened mammals and two conservation-dependant animals native to Dryandra at close range.

Stay overnight in one of the old mill cottages at the heritage listed Lions Dryandra Woodland Village. 

Wuddi Aboriginal Cultural Tours

The Wuddi Cultural Centre celebrates the area’s ancient Aboriginal history, keeping it alive by sharing local cultural traditions, bushfoods, stories, artworks and artefacts.

  • Tour Duration:From 45 minutes
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Significant sites in Dumbleyung

Description

The Cultural Centre operate culturally themed tours that range from bushfood tasings, to walking tours of the region’s important Aboriginal sites. Wuddi Cultural Centre is a place that offers a warm welcome and a surprising insight into the Aboriginal history of the region. 

The Wuddi Culture Centre offer a few different tours:

DJILGI DREAMING | YABBIE FARM TOUR

This freshwater crustacean was once abundant in Lake Dumbleyung and was traditionally cooked over open coals. Extensive land clearing and the resulting rise in the lake’s salinity has all but wiped out the local supply of the Djilgi from Lake Dumbleyung. A local enterprising farming family now farm the yabbie commercially. Travel in air-conditioned comfort on our 12 seater tour bus and visit the farm and see the operations, purchase local gourmet products and sample these freshwater delicacies.

EMU DREAMING | EMU FARM TOUR

The ‘weitj’ (emu) was prized by the local Aboriginal people of the Dumbleyung area, Learn about the various hunting techniques traditionallly employed by the Wilman people to hunt this important source of food and how they were first to recognise the medicinal properties of emu oil. Travel in air-conditioned comfort on our 12 seater tour bus and visit an emu farm and see these majestic birds up close, learn about how emu oil is used today in pharmaceuticals & cosmetics and have the opportunity to purchase products direct from the farm.

LAKE DUMBLEYUNG & SIGNIFICANT SITES 

Travel in air-conditioned comfort on our 12 seater tour bus and visit gnamma holes (secret water holes), tribal corroboree grounds, ancient hunting grounds including Lake Dumbleyung, a place with a rich Aboriginal history. This body of water was once a significant source of food and water for the Wilman people of the region, attracting birdlife, wildlife, fish and yabbies. Now a saltwater lake due to land clearing, the lake is no less spectacular when full, attracting black swans and a multitude of birdlife. As you will discover on this tour, the spiritual and cultural connections that the region’s first people share with this place are still very much alive.

BUSHFOOD GARDEN EXPERIENCE

The short 45 minute Bushfood Experience is a relaxing way to end an On Country walking tour or bus tour. it also works well a stand alone introduction to traditional bushfoods. Relax in our sunken bushfood garden, roast quandong nuts over the fire as we yarn about local Wilman history and the traditional Aboriginal lifestyle of the region’s first people. Sample traditional bushfoods, some with a modern twist like emu pate, quandong jam and bush damper washed down with a calming cup of lemon myrtle and native strawberry tea.

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