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Narembeen is located in the heart of the Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, 286km east of Perth and about 70 kilometres south of Merredin. The town has evolved from its traditional rural history and today plays an important role within the Wheatbelt in cereal cropping, cattle and sheep production, agricultural innovation as well as support from industry such as engineering, auto works and tourism.
Narembeen is a vibrant community offering high quality infrastructure, fantastic services and endless opportunities. Largely a farming town, Narembeen and is the perfect place to stop and enjoy country hospitality and scenery that reflects Australia’s true farming lifestyle.
Be sure to call into Narembeen's Grain Discovery Centre with its interactive displays, telling the story of WA's grain industry from the paddock to the plate.
Grain Discovery Centre
Adjacent to the Narembeen Roadhouse (entry through the Roadhouse) is a modern, interpretive Grain Discovery Centre focusing on grain growing in Western Australia. Learn more about farming in Narembeen as you wander through the centre. Browse at the brilliant visual and interpretive displays as you discover some of the history and future of grain growing in Narembeen.
Exhibits include a 1950s farm house kitchen, a ‘humpy’, a grain stack, an interactive CBH area with weighbridge and hut, displays on the future of farming and a supermarket showing end products, like breakfast cereals and bread. The centre also has an interactive agribusiness section, an export area detailing the journey of grain from farm paddock to overseas markets and displays on the future of farming.
The Grain Discovery Centre is open from 9am to 5pm daily and tours available upon request.
Walker Lake – Walk Trails
Feeling energetic? If you’re staying in town, this is the perfect opportunity to see Narembeen nature at its best. Located to the south of the Narembeen townsite is a natural lake with abundant water through winter. Wander around the lake as you take in this majestic setting. The Walker Lake trail is 1.8km, for those more energetic walk the 2.2km Avoca Farm walk trail, enjoy the rural setting as you take in the old Avoca Homestead, Shearing Shed and machinery on display.
Located in the former Moppett’s Garage on Churchill Street is a unique shed that is occupied by a variety of community groups specialising in art and craft, décor and giftware. Certainly worth a look, visitors are welcome on weekdays.
Situated approximately 30kms east of Narembeen, formally known as Mt Walker Rock, this is the perfect place for a picnic and to see many wildflowers and orchids during Spring (Sept to Dec). This granite outcrop also boasts a natural amphitheatre that has been carved out of the rock over years of weathering – it can be found walking from the car park along the trail.
For the more energetic – the view from the summit offers spectacular views of the district. Take your time, read the plaques at the little dam and discover a piece of farming history.
Wakeman Ski Lake
Situated approximately 13kms east of the Narembeen townsite, this lake has undergone major volunteer work to harvest water back into the natural lake (water level is dependant upon seasonal rainfall). During the summer months, the lake is a hive of activity with ski boats and water pursuits popular with locals and visitors. This is a picturesque location, with abundant bird life. Before entering the lake with boats, please contact the Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: (08) 9064 7055 (business hours only) and provide boat insurance details.
Located approximately 45km east of Narembeen is a 20 million gallon storage dam completed in 1971 which supplies the Mt Walker farming community. This is a bird watchers paradise! Take in the majestic eucalyptus with an under-story of bracken fern. Picnic area, toilets and BBQ’s are available in this tranquil setting. The friendly locals are often seen leaving piles of firewood.
Situated approximately 8kms from Narembeen and named after John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General who led an expedition eastwards from York in October 1936. A scenic drive takes you to the peak of this granite formation with magnificent panoramic views of the district - a photographer’s delight! There is limited vehicle access to the top of Roe Lookout, the steep incline is not suitable for caravans. Feel free to park at the bottom and take a leisurely walk to the top of the lookout.
Step Back in Time
Narembeen is rich in history and heritage, step back in time as you discover the many hidden treasures that Narembeen has to offer.
St Paul’s Museum
Located on Longhurst St, the St Paul’s Museum was consecrated in 1929 and opened as a museum for the Historical Society in 1969. After restoration in 1999 it re-opened as a Church Museum. It is a memorial to the pioneer women of the Narembeen district.
Located in the Old Road Board Building, near the Town Hall on Latham Road, this museum contains a visual history of the district and includes photographs of early pioneer farming practices. Family files are also kept here, it has proven to be a great source of information about our locals.
History & Machinery Museum
Located on Savage Street, this museum contains an interesting mix of photos and antiques from our pioneers. Browse through the outdoor machinery museum displaying old farm machinery and farming implements.
Rabbit Proof Fence – Gate 54
Located approximately 70kms east of Narembeen, the fence stretches from Port Hedland to Ravensthorpe, spanning a distance of 1,827km. It was originally erected between 1901 and 1907 to prevent invading rabbits and other vermin entering the grain growing region. Much of the fence has undergone maintenance and some of the original fence remains today. An interesting place to visit.
Old Prospector’s Trail
This short, self-drive tour starts west of Narembeen at Dayman Rd, follow the signs and be transported back to the early days when sandalwood cutters and gold prospectors travelled this trail in search of riches. Interpretive displays, old water wells, reconstructed prospector’s camp, prospector’s barrow, amazing scenic lookout and undisturbed landscapes are part of this must do short loop.
The self-drive tour is 38km and is not suitable for caravans. The roads are subject to flooding, so please contact us on (08) 9064 7308 for current road conditions.
Narembeen provides the perfect base to stay and explore the Eastern Wheatbelt. The Narembeen region offers many amazing and unique experiences and easy day trips can be made to many of the region’s iconic sights including Wave Rock.
Narembeen Caravan Park & Cabins
Relax in our Caravan Park, conveniently located in the centre of town, with shops and facilities within walking distance. For more information on our Caravan Park facilities click here. For bookings contact the Shire of Narembeen T: (08) 9064 7308 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RV Waste Disposal Facility
An RV (Recreation Vehicle) waste disposal facility is available at the Caravan Park.
Enjoy a night in Narembeen’s historic Hotel featuring motel units and meals are available. For bookings Tel: (08) 9064 7272 or email@example.com
Renovated in August 2012, the motel has modern decor and furnishings for you to enjoy your next holiday or stopover. For bookings Tel: (08) 9064 7315 or 0459 435 665 or www.narembeenmotel.com.au
Nature based country style accommodation in the midst of 100 hectares sandalwood plantation. Local flora and fauna walks in wildflower season, 17km north of Narembeen. For bookings Tel: Michelle 0428 647 409 Steve 0428 647 419 or www.santaleucasandalwood.com.au
For more information about Narembeen accommodation and attractions, visit the Shire of Narembeen website www.narembeen.wa.gov.au
Suggested outback drive routes
Take the Granite Wildflowers Self Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country – the season runs from August to October, depending on seasonal rains. View more
Take the Granite and Goldfields Wildflowers Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country. View more