The Wheatbelt Way self-drive trail will lead travellers on an adventurous interpreted journey to the 9 regional communities of Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bencubbin, Beacon, Westonia, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Trayning. It also highlights 24 unique sites ranging from natural attractions to sites of historical importance. There will be many opportunities to stay and experience the best the Northern Wheatbelt has to offer.
Travel to Dowerin 2hrs east of Perth or turn off the Great Eastern Highway at Carrabin and get started on your Wheatbelt Way adventure – it can be as long or as short as you like.
During the spring ask where to find the Koorda “rose”, visit the Nungarin Military Museum and historic Mangowine Homestead, or take in the magnificent views from the top of Elachbutting Rock. The Wheatbelt Way has something for everyone!
Breathe the fresh air as you explore the history and natural beauty of the Wheatbelt Way. Picture yourself surrounded by a vast timeless land of bright skies and wide horizons, rich sights and the sound of nature, warm sunny days and cool evening breezes. Let us introduce you to the unique charm of the Wheatbelt Way, where you can experience good old-fashioned hospitality while exploring at your leisure. See you there!
4 Days – Wheatbelt Way Self Drive Holiday
Our region is the perfect destination for a self drive holiday. Below is a suggested itinerary for a 4 day break around the Wheatbelt Way, but we think that there are just so many attractions that you will just want to take your time and stay a little longer!
Day 1: Perth – Wyalkatchem (214 kilometres/3 hours)
Depart Perth and head to Dowerin then join the brand new Wheatbelt Way. Make sure you pat Rusty the tin dog, the first site on this route. Head to Minnivale and Naaning Well, then Wyalkatchem to see Korrelocking Reserve and Wyalkatchem Well.
Accommodation options: Hotel, B&B, caravan park or camping
Day 2: Wyalkatchem – Beringbooding (252 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Head north through the towns of Koorda, Bencubbin and Beacon, inspecting sites that include Koorda Native Flora Reserve, Pergande Sheep Yards and Marshall and Billiburning Rock. From Beacon head due-east past Bonnie Rock to other fascinating rock formations such as Beringbooding and Elachbutting.
Accommodation options: B&B, caravan park, or free camp site
Day 3: Beringbooding – Mukinbudin (210 kilometres/3 hours)
Today head south to historic Westonia and visit Sandford Rocks and Boodalin Soak. Head to Mukinbudin visiting Weira Gnamma Hole and Wattoning historical site.
Accommodation options: Hotel, caravan park or free camp site
Day 4: Mukinbudin – Perth (323 kilometres/4 hours)
Final day on the Wheatbelt Way. Visit site 20, Mangowine Homestead, a beautiful historic building built in 1876 and filled with antiques and memorabilia. Travel on to see other historic gnamma holes and wells and the Yelbeni Townsite Museum before travelling back to Dowerin and overnighting, or heading the 167km back to Perth.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, carefully look into the estimated travel times and distances, this is just a guide to get you started!