Ready to take a self-drive trip through the fascinating Northern Wheatbelt? This gorgeous and unspoilt area boasts a rich and extensive history, charming and friendly people, and a truly Australian landscape. 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.
Find out more about the Wheatbelt Way towns and attractions here, or check out the 4 day itinerary below.
Day 1: Perth – Wyalkatchem
(214 kilometres/3 hours)
Pack up the car, leave the ipads behind and get ready for an epic road trip! Depart Perth and head to Dowerin where the Wheatbelt Way trail begins. Make sure you pat Rusty the tin dog, the first site on this route. Head to Minnivale and Naaning Well, then Wyalkatchem to see Korrelocking Reserve and Wyalkatchem Well.
Accommodation options: Hotel, B&B, caravan park or camping
Day 2: Wyalkatchem – Beringbooding
(252 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Wake up to that amazing, fresh countryside air and get ready for your next adventure. Head north through the towns of Koorda, Bencubbin and Beacon, and see sites that include Koorda Native Flora Reserve, Pergande Sheep Yards and Marshall and Billiburning Rock. From Beacon head due-east past other fascinating rock formations such as Beringbooding and Elachbutting. These areas are gorgeous year-round, but are particularly amazing in Spring, when wildflowers are abundant.
Accommodation options: B&B, caravan park, or free camp site
Day 3: Beringbooding – Mukinbudin
(210 kilometres/3 hours)
Did you sleep under the stars last night? How amazing are those Wheatbelt skies!? Today head south to historic Westonia and visit Sandford Rocks and Boodalin Soak. Head to Mukinbudin visiting Weira Gnamma Hole and Wattoning historical site. This is a day for exploring!
Accommodation options: Hotel, caravan park or free camp site
Day 4: Mukinbudin – Perth
(323 kilometres/4 hours)
Sorry to say this is your final day on the Wheatbelt Way! But don't forget, half the fun of an adventure in the outback is the drive! There's still plenty to see on your way home. Visit site 20, Mangowine Homestead, a beautiful historic building built in 1876 and filled with antiques and memorabilia, situated approximately halfway between Mukinbudin and the town of Nungarin.
Travel on and visit Billyacatting Hill, and other gnamma holes and historic wells in Trayning and the Yelbeni Townsite Museum before travelling back to Dowerin and overnighting, or heading straight back to Perth.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, take a look at Travel times and distances, Road safety and Important travel tips. If you have your camping gear or caravan in tow, check out the range of caravan parks and camping sites available in Australia’s Golden Outback.
For additional information about Wheatbelt Way Self Drive, check out the following useful links.
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.
Above map not to scale and intended as a guide only. It is highly recommended before heading out on your journey, you purchase a detailed Western Australian road and track map available from the RAC, petrol stations or where good maps of Western Australia are sold.
Looking for other road trips once you have done the Wheatbelt Way Drive Trail? Find out more information about other road trips around Australia’s Golden Outback.
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.