Immerse yourself in a uniquely Aussie country rural experience with all the character and culture of Marradong Country. Find out more about Marradong Country towns and attractions here, or check out the 2 day itinerary below.
Day 1: Perth - Bannister - Boddington - Quindanning
(161 kilometres / 2 hours)
Depart Perth via the Albany Highway to Armadale and Bannister. Say hello to the friendly Riverside Roadhouse alpacas, grab a coffee and some delicious treats from the bakery, before driving to the bustling town of Boddington. At the Boddington Interpretive Centre, you’ll discover the town’s impressive stories, past and present. Take a stroll along the picturesque Hotham River and admire the remarkable sculptures of local larrikin and visual story-teller Len Zuks. Enjoy morning tea at the Rusty Camp Oven or the Black Sheep Cafe. Head to historic Marradong to Dilyan’s Grave, a highly regarded tracker from years past, and the beautifully preserved St Albans Church.
At Quindanning enjoy an afternoon of delicious chef-prepared offerings and regional wine in the gardens of the historic Quindanning Hotel.
Accommodation options: Farm stays and cottages, Quindanning Hotel, outback pubs, caravan and camping, bed and breakfast
Day 2: Quindanning - Williams - Wandering - Perth
(227 kilometres / 2.5 hours)
Head to Williams and start the day with a hot breakfast and yarn with locals at the Williams Woolshed and Shearer’s Yarn before heading to Jesse Martin’s Historical Village for some authentic story-telling and tour of his impressive private collection oF heritage buildings and artefacts (advanced booking essential).
Then it's off to Wandering via Pumphrey’s Bridge to indulge in lunch and tastings at Tanglefoot Wines, taking in the scenery and local history, followed by a nature walk on the Wandering Nature and Heritage Walk Trail from the caravan park before returning to Perth.
Driving times and distances intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken. Accommodation options are indicative as to what is available in the area.