Wyalkatchem lies on Pioneers’ Pathway and Wheatbelt Way self drive trails and was once part of the old Goldfields Track followed by prospectors to Kalgoorlie and now has RV friendly status. The first bulk wheat bins were built in the district and a 1936 Bin is preserved within a heritage listed railway precinct as an agricultural and transport museum in the town.
The two museums in town display the districts farming and pioneering heritage and a visit to Korrelocking Reserve for a picnic and walk trail is a must, particularly during the wildflower season. A leisurely drive or walk through the town will reveal heritage buildings and a unique memorial park. Three walk trails through bushland start at the north end of town.
The Heritage and Roses Festival is held over 3 days each October and the WA State Hang Gliding Championships are held each year in late January/ early February, the area is also popular with many hang gliders during the weekend.
The Shire of Wyalkatchem operates barracks style accommodation whilst the Wyalkatchem Hotel has rooms and motel units. There's also a Bed and Breakfast situated within town, self contained accommodation as well as a privately owned caravan park with ensuites and shared ablutions, camp kitchen, laundry, disabled facilities, large sites and pet friendly (on a lead at all times).
For more information about Wyalkatchem, visit the local Shire website at www.wyalkatchem.wa.gov.au
Things to see and do in and around Wyalkatchem
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.