Transport and the harvesting of grain give the major impetus to the town’s economy. The Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) grain terminal is capable of storing up to 600,000 tonnes of grain. It is the company’s largest and is the longest horizontal storage bin in the southern hemisphere. CBH Merredin is the largest inland receival point in the state.
With plenty of parks, gardens, natural bushland and a wide range of accommodation and cafes, it’s an ideal base for exploring the many Merredin attractions and the sights of the Western Australian Wheatbelt. The town is also serviced daily by the Transwa, Prospector and MerredinLink passenger trains.
Hotel, motel, backpacker, bed and breakfast, self-contained and caravan park accommodation is available. Farmstays are available within a 100km range. Search accommodation.
Contact the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre for more information about Merredin and Eastern Wheatbelt accommodation, attractions and self-drive routes.
Follow the bright skies and big horizons along the northern wheatbelt on a star-gazing, bird watching road trips that delivers all the history and charm of this laidback region. The Wheatbelt Way is a fun, 4 day trip from Perth that officially begins in Dowerin and spans 800 kilometres with 24 interpretive sites along the way.