The Slater Homestead was built in 1856 by George Slater, the first settler and farmer in Goomalling, Western Australia. Later in the pioneering days, it became a wayside inn; explorer John Forest set out on some of his expeditions from here, as did Bayley and Ford who discovered gold in Coolgardie.
After its pioneering heyday, Slater Homestead fell into disrepair. The Shire of Goomalling purchased the historic site in 2000 and began restoration work together with the local community.
Heritage-listed in 2004, Slater Homestead once again offers accommodation and food to travellers as well as art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and other events.
Slater Homestead is just under a 2 hour drive from Perth and is a perfect destination for a leisurely drive and a must see attraction for anyone exploring the area.