Wagin is a Wheatbelt town three hours' drive south-east of Perth. It's the centre of a thriving Merino stud industry and proud home of the Giant Ram and the Wagin Woolorama - Western Australia's largest agricultural show, held annually in early March.
The Wagin Historical Village depicts a real pioneering village as it was 100 years ago. A bank, a one room school (built at the turn of the century), a stone kiosk, newspaper office, mud brick settlers' cottage, wattle and daub cottage blacksmith, general store, a Wool Museum, Historical Stone Church and Bottle Collection.
To celebrate its role in the Merino stud industry, Wagin has built a replica of a ram, the biggest in the Southern hemisphere. Located in the Wetlands Park it is visited by thousands of visitors every year. Adjacent to the Giant Ram, a walkway meanders between ponds and waterfalls.
A variety of accommodation is available including hotels, motels and a caravan park.
For more information about Wagin accommodation and attractions, visit the Shire's website www.wagin.wa.gov.au.
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