Welcome to the Wheatbelt, a region brimming with hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. From charming outback pubs and family-owned vineyards to quaint main streets and scenic self-drive routes adorned with a tapestry of wildflowers, these pastural plains provide the perfect backdrop for a variety of activities.

While many travellers may be familiar with iconic landmarks such as Wave Rock, it’s time to also discover the lesser-known needles in our ‘Wheatbelt’ haystack. Whether you’re embarking on a solo adventure, or planning a family getaway, here are four must-see gems to add to your Wheatbelt itinerary!

Walkers Hill Vineyard

For wine enthusiasts, Walkers Hill Vineyard is a must-visit destination. Tucked away in the farming district of the Wheatbelt, this family-owned and run boutique winery has defied the odds by thriving in the region. Established in 1995, Walkers Hill is known as Western Australia’s most inland vineyard, offering a unique blend of natural wines crafted with minimal chemicals. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the vineyard as you indulge in wine tastings set against a backdrop of rolling countryside. For a more immersive experience, consider booking ahead for an a la carte lunch or dinner at the estate. Picture yourself sitting back, sipping exquisite wine, and savouring the countryside atmosphere in this beautiful rustic setting.

Ironbark Farm Stay

Just 135 kilometres from Perth, Ironbark Farm Stay near Meckering offers a tranquil escape into rural life. This fully operational farm offers self-contained cabins with picturesque views across expansive paddocks. Hosted by Lisa West, guests can immerse themselves in various farm activities, from observing sheep and cattle grazing to hand-feeding friendly pet sheep and meeting the resident chickens and geese. As you unwind at Ironbark Farm Stay, take the opportunity to explore local attractions, including Meckering's earthquake display, the iconic Ettamogah Pub, and the intriguing big camera. This farm stay serves as an ideal base for both relaxation and exploration, allowing you to rejuvenate in the heart of the Wheatbelt.

Forest Explorers

If you’re feeling adventurous, join the Southern Wheatbelt Wander Tour, led by experienced guide and wildflower enthusiast Alison. This tour takes you on a journey through charming towns like Darkan, Wagin, Dumbleyung, and Kukerin, as well as the surrounding countryside. Immerse yourself in Wuddi Cultural stories, admire vibrant murals, and follow Heritage Trails that unveil the rich history of the region. The adventure doesn't end there – be sure not to miss the chance to stay at Mary's Farm Cottages and savour the unique taste of Cambinata Yabbies. Visit the breathtaking Dumbleyung Lake, explore Wagin Historical Village, and unwind at Tarin Rock Reserve. This Southern Wheatbelt adventure awaits those ready to capture Western Australia’s diverse wildflowers and landscapes.

Lindum Farm Stay

If you're in search of serenity and privacy, Lindum Farm Stay provides the perfect escape. Owned by Roger and Angela, Lindum Farm Stay provides a peaceful escape amongst fields of wheat, canola, barley, and lupins. Situated in wildflower country, this serene retreat offers exclusive campsites surrounded by Western Australian bush, allowing guests the unique opportunity to reconnect with nature. Explore rocky breakaways, marvel at diverse wildflowers, and encounter local wildlife such as echidnas and kangaroos. Lindum Farm Stay promises privacy and serenity, making it an idyllic stopover on your journey through the Wheatbelt.