Beacon is a small town in the north-east wheatbelt in the Shire of Mt Marshall, approximately 320km north-east of Perth, along the Wheatbelt Way self drive route.
Beacon has the great feature of being the farthest north-easterly town in the Wheatbelt. As such, it is not a typical Wheatbelt location, adjacent to extensive native bushland and pastoral country.
There are numerous granite and other rock formations, many of which have been harnessed for the collection of rainwater.
- Datjoin Rock is a unique rock formation located east of Beacon. Also see Datjoin Well and picnic area at the location.
- The Billiburning Rock reserve provides excellent views of farmland and pastoral country. View a pioneer well and gnamma hole.
- Tampu and Datjion wells provide beautiful picnic spots in wildflower season.
- Granite outcrops and remnant bushland provide excellent bird watching sites.
- Visit the Beacon Museum located onsite at the Beacon Central Visitor Centre at 11 Rowlands Street. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.
- Beacon’s Men’s Shed located on Lucas Street houses a large number of restored tractors & farm machinery. Open most days 9am - 5pm.
Things to see and do in and around Beacon
The Wheatbelt Way
Take a road trip through the fascinating Northern Wheatbelt, along the Wheatbelt Way. An area that boasts a rich and extensive history, charming and friendly people, and all located in a diverse and truly Australian landscape.
Follow the video links below and discover the unique attractions of Western Australia's North-East Wheatbelt along the Wheatbelt Way.