Narembeen is located in the heart of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, 286km east of Perth and about 70 kilometres south of Merredin. The town has evolved from its traditional rural history and today plays an important role within the Wheatbelt in cereal cropping, cattle and sheep production, mining, agricultural innovation as well as support from industry such as engineering, auto works and tourism.
Narembeen is a vibrant community offering high-quality infrastructure, fantastic services and endless opportunities. Largely a farming town, Narembeen is the perfect place to stop and enjoy country hospitality and scenery that reflects Australia’s true farming lifestyle.
Be sure to call into Narembeen's Grain Discovery Centre with its interactive displays, telling the story of WA's grain industry from the paddock to the plate.
Grain Discovery Centre
Adjacent to the Narembeen Roadhouse (entry through the Roadhouse) is a modern, interpretive Grain Discovery Centre focusing on grain growing in Western Australia. Learn more about farming in Narembeen as you wander through the centre. Browse at the brilliant visual and interpretive displays as you discover the history and future of grain growing in Narembeen.
Exhibits include a 1950s farmhouse kitchen, a ‘humpy’, a grain stack, an interactive CBH area with weighbridge and hut, displays on the future of farming and a supermarket showing end products, like breakfast cereals and bread. The centre also has an agribusiness section, an export area detailing the journey of grain from farm paddock to overseas markets and displays on the future of farming.
The Grain Discovery Centre is open from 9am to 5pm daily and tours are available upon request by phoning the Narembeen CRC Tel: 9064 7055.
Lake Walker Walk Trails
Feeling energetic? If you’re staying in town, this is the perfect opportunity to see Narembeen nature at its best. Located to the west of the Narembeen townsite is a natural lake with abundant water through winter. Wander around the lake as you take in this majestic setting. The Walker Lake trail is 1.8km, for those more energetic walk the 2.2km Avoca Farm walk trail, enjoy the rural setting as you take in the old Avoca Homestead, Shearing Shed and machinery on display.
Located in the former Moppett’s Garage on Churchill Street is a unique shed that is occupied by a variety of community groups specialising in art and craft, décor and giftware. Visitors are welcome on weekdays.
Situated approximately 30kms east of Narembeen, this is the perfect place for a picnic and to see many wildflowers and orchids (Aug to Oct). This granite outcrop also boasts a natural amphitheatre that has been carved out of the rock over years of weathering – it can be found walking from the car park along the trail.
For the more energetic – the view from the summit offers spectacular views of the district. Take your time, read the plaques at the little dam and discover a piece of farming history.
Wakeman Ski Lake
Situated approximately 13kms east of the Narembeen townsite, during the summer months (water level is dependent upon seasonal rainfall), the lake is a hive of activity with ski boats and water pursuits popular with locals and visitors. This is a picturesque location, with abundant birdlife. Before entering the lake with boats, please contact the Narembeen Community Resource Centre T: (08) 9064 7055 (business hours only) and provide boat insurance details.
Located approximately 45km east of Narembeen is a 20 million gallon storage dam completed in 1971 which supplies the Mt Walker farming community. This is a bird watchers paradise! Take in the majestic eucalyptus with an under-story of bracken fern. Picnic area, toilets and BBQ’s are available in this tranquil setting. The friendly locals are often seen leaving piles of firewood.
Situated approximately 8kms from Narembeen and named after John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General who led an expedition eastwards from York in October 1936. A scenic drive takes you to the peak of this granite formation with magnificent panoramic views of the district - a photographer’s delight! There is limited vehicle access to the top of Roe Lookout, the steep incline is not suitable for caravans. Feel free to park at the bottom and take a leisurely walk to the top of the lookout.
Wadderin Wildlife Sanctuary
A 400ha nature conservation project managed by the local community, located 8kms to the north of the Narembeen townsite. The Sanctuary is surrounded by a specially designed fence that stops burrowing animals and prevents other animals from entering the safe haven. The eradication of feral animals including foxes and cats is proving a success and has allowed for the reintroduction of fauna that is uncommon or extinct in the Wheatbelt. For more information or tours, contact the Shire of Narembeen Tel (08) 9064 7308.
A trip to Narembeen must include a visit to two of Narembeen’s famous metal sculptures. The first, the Narembeen Hawk, located at the Narembeen Recreation Centre, Currall Street, is a symbol of Narembeen’s sporting clubs, has a wingspan of 2.5 meters, includes 1,000 individually cut feathers and is fashioned using metal collected from around the district. The magnificent sculpture took local artist Jordan Sprigg 260 hours to complete!
Boot Mile Fence
As you travel on the Pathway to Wave Rock from Narembeen to Hyden, you will pass a quirky spectacle on Mt Walker Road, with more than 1000 odd shoes and boots hanging from a fence-line. The collection of footwear stretches for more than 1km and finishes at an old pull-chain dunny. The unusual and colourful display has been put together by local semi-retired farmers, Ross and Helen Fidge, who after a trip to the US, thought it would be an interesting sight for passing tourists.
Step Back in Time
Narembeen is rich in history and heritage, step back in time as you discover the many hidden treasures that Narembeen has to offer.
Narembeen Civic Precinct
The Civic Precinct located at the corner of Longhurst St and Latham Rd is on the State Register of Heritage Places and includes the Narembeen Roads Board Building (built in 1927, recently restored), the Narembeen Public Hall (built in 1940 and currently being restored) and the Lesser Hall (now demolished).
An interpretation was prepared for the Lesser Hall in 2016 and was implemented by the Shire of Narembeen in 2019, the newly refurbished outdoor interpretation area is a great place for visitors and locals to visit to learn about the value of Narembeen’s heritage and the way that social life developed in country towns of this era.
Located on Longhurst Street, next to the Shire offices, the Spotters Post building was built in 1942 for the purpose of spotting enemy aircraft during WWII. In 1945 the Narembeen branch of the Sailor’s, Soldier’s, Airmen and Nurse’s Father’s Association of WA met at the building. In 1946 the building was converted for use as an Infant Health Clinic. In 2015 the Spotters Post was opened as a War Museum to celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC.
The Old Church
Located on Longhurst St, The Old Church (formerly St Paul’s Museum) which is currently being restored, was consecrated in 1929 and opened as a museum for the Historical Society in 1969. After restoration in 1999 it re-opened as a Church Museum. It is a memorial to the pioneer women of the Narembeen district.
Recently restored and located in the Old Road Board Building, near the Town Hall on Latham Road, this museum contains a visual history of the district and includes photographs of early pioneer farming practices. Family files are also kept here, it has proven to be a great source of information about our locals.
History & Machinery Museum
Located on Savage Street, this museum contains an interesting mix of photos and antiques from our pioneers. Browse through the outdoor machinery museum displaying old farm machinery and farming implements.
Rabbit Proof Fence - Gate 54
Located approximately 70kms east of Narembeen, the fence stretches from Port Hedland to Ravensthorpe, spanning a distance of 1,827km. It was originally erected between 1901 and 1907 to prevent invading rabbits and other vermin from entering the grain-growing region. Much of the fence has undergone maintenance and some of the original fence remains today. An interesting place to visit.
Old Prospector’s Trail
This short, self-drive tour starts west of Narembeen at Dayman Rd, follow the signs and be transported back to the early days when sandalwood cutters and gold prospectors travelled this trail in search of riches. Interpretive displays, old water wells, reconstructed prospector’s camp, prospector’s barrow, amazing scenic lookout and undisturbed landscapes are part of this must-do short loop.
The self-drive tour is 38km and is not suitable for caravans. The roads are subject to flooding, so please contact us on (08) 9064 7308 for current road conditions.
South Kumminin Pioneer Information Bay
Located approximately 18km south of Narembeen on the Narembeen-Kondinin Road where the townsite of South Kumminin was once located. The information site provides a restful stop for visitors travelling through the district. The information bay contains pictorial and written information relating to South Kumminin and its pioneers.
Billericay Information Bay
Located approximately 28km south of Narembeen on the Narembeen-Kondinin Road where the townsite of Billericay was once located. The information site provides a restful stop for visitors travelling through the district. The information bay contains pictorial and written information relating to the Billericay townsite.
Narembeen provides the perfect base to stay and explore the Eastern Wheatbelt. The Narembeen region offers many amazing and unique experiences and easy day trips can be made to many of the region’s iconic sights including Wave Rock.
Narembeen Caravan Park & Cabins
Relax in our Narembeen Caravan Park, conveniently located on Currall Street, close to the centre of town, with shops, the recreation precinct and other facilities all within walking distance.
As an RV (Recreation Vehicle) Friendly Town, Narembeen proudly provides amenities and services for self-drive travellers including parking, access to potable water and a free dump point. Free 72 hour parking is available for fully self-contained RV’s. For bookings contact the Shire of Narembeen Tel: (08) 9064 7308 or email@example.com
RV Waste Disposal Facility
An RV (Recreation Vehicle) waste disposal facility is available at the Caravan Park.
Narembeen Workers Hotel Bar & Bistro
Enjoy a night in Narembeen’s historic hotel featuring motel units and meals are available. For bookings Tel: (08) 9064 8608.
Morning Sun Motel
New quality accommodation! The Morning Sun Motel provides guests with a clean, quiet and comfortable place to stay in Narembeen. For bookings Tel: 0448 102 296.
The motel has modern decor and furnishings for you to enjoy your next holiday or stopover. For bookings Tel: (08) 9064 8608 or 0438 880 856.
Adrian’s Retreat B&B
A quaint 3 bedroom cottage, located on Brown Street in the Narembeen townsite. For bookings call Rosemary Smoker on Tel: 0429 333 646.
For more information about Narembeen accommodation and attractions, visit the Shire of Narembeen website www.narembeen.wa.gov.au