Bencubbin and Beacon are located three and a half hours' drive northeast of Perth in the centre of Western Australia’s North East Wheatbelt. The name Bencubbin comes from an Aboriginal word for Mt Marshall.
The town of Bencubbin is the main centre of the Shire. There are many original buildings in the town including the hotel, Sandalwood Shops, Bank of NSW, old Police station and Bencubbin school that were all built between 1911 and 1929.
- Discovered in 1836, Marshall Rock provides 360 degree views of the surrounding productive cropping land, Lake McDermott, Bencubbin, Welbungin and Wiacubbing Hill.
- 2 kilometres south of Marshall Rock, the Pergandes Sheep Yard and Homestead were constructed almost entirely from granite taken from nearby outcrops.
- Take a trip back in time at the Pioneer Wells and imagine how families carted water from these wells for their livestock and for personal use, before the establishment of the water pipelines.
- When good winter rains are experienced, the district blooms with wildflowers. Between July and October experience the diverse range of flowers.
- Check out the museum, located on Hammond Street in the historical police building. Browse through the historical information collected from the Mt Marshall Region. You need to contact the Shire for access to the building.
Visit the Shire of Mt Marshall website www.mtmarshall.wa.gov.au for further information about Bencubbin.
Things to see and do in and around Bencubbin
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.