Lake Grace and Newdegate are situated in the Southern Wheatbelt, surrounded by open rolling farmland and vast salt lakes that shimmer in shades of pink and green. In spring, this is also one of the Wheatbelt’s wildflower hotspots. Be sure to pick up a self-drive wildflower brochure at the Lake Grace Visitor Centre.
Founded in 1908 and named after the shallow salt lake eight kilometres to the west, Lake Grace is the major town in the region. Here you’ll find a fascinating display of artwork, from the mosaic garden and pioneering women’s murals to the sheep sculptures of the ‘On the Sheeps Back’ project.
Lake Grace attractions
- Visit the restored ‘Stationmaster’s House’, now operating as the Lake Grace Visitor Centre.
- Check out the State's only remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospital, established in 1926.
- Catch one of the many art exhibitions held throughout the year at the Regional Artspace.
- Sample wines at a local vineyard.
- Head out to the wildflowers (August to November) at Rifle Range Hill, 5 kilometres east of town.
RV Friendly Town
Lake Grace is an RV Friendly Town and offers travellers convenient facilities, and a dump point facility is available in Newdegate.
You can follow John Holland’s 1893 epic journey at Newdegate, and find out how he and his partners cut the now famous Holland Track. Along the way, explore the salt lakes along ancient river systems and see the stunning spring wildflowers of Dragon Rock Reserve.
Call into the Lake Grace Visitors Centre for further information, brochures, and quirky gifts or visit the Shire’s website www.lakegrace.wa.gov.au for more details about Lake Grace and Newdegate.