Located 235 kilometres from Perth, along the Wheatbelt Way self drive route, the Trayning Shire contains the towns of Kununoppin, Trayning and Yelbeni and is home to 430 people with a distinct focus on agriculture. The area is named after Trayning Well, the Aboriginal name of a nearby water source located on the old road from Goomalling to the Eastern Goldfields. It was first recorded by a surveyor in 1892 and allegedly derives from the Aboriginal word 'during', meaning 'snake in the grass by the campfire'.
Visitors to Trayning will be treated to the beautiful natural surroundings of the region and are recommended to visit Billyacatting Hill, Yarragin Rock and the gnammas to experience them. A variety of amazing flora and fauna can be found at these locations and highlight the natural diversity of the area. Visit the historic town of Kununoppin, nestled among the tall Salmon Gums or head out to the Yelbeni Centenary Museum to see machinery from yester-year.
Trayning offers two reasonably priced accommodation options for visitors to the region. Trayning Hotel/Motel offers comfortable beds and good amenities. The Shire of Trayning similarly offers good amenities for those wanting to camp or enjoy the luxury of their own camper or caravan at the Trayning Caravan Park, with drive through powered sites, BBQs, grassed area, playground, amenities and a RV dump point.
For more information, visit the Shire of Trayning website.
Things to see and do in and around Trayning
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.