Hitting the road and exploring the countryside is one of life’s simple pleasures, and the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia is an adventure just waiting to be explored.. There’s an incredible network of self-drive trails to choose from – so whether you want to spend your days hiking around rocky outcrops and camping under a blanket of stars, or if you’d prefer to discover quirky, fun and unique attractions, there’s an itinerary to suit you.
Wind your way through fields of canola and wildflowers in Spring, explore interesting country towns and marvel at larger-than-life attractions as you head out on a Wheatbelt Weekend road trip.
Planning your Wheatbelt Weekend is a piece of cake. There are numerous self-drive trails from Perth to choose from, with amazing attractions within just 90 minutes of the city. Families especially love the laid-back vibes, camping under the stars and seeing famous big attractions like Wave Rock and the Giant Ram.
A Wheatbelt Weekend is also the perfect escape for couples. Stay at one of the region’s gorgeous tiny cabins and switch off from the stresses of modern life. Hike the many walking trails and enjoy an afternoon drink at a boutique Wheatbelt winery.
There are four self-drive route options to explore, each with its own special charm and appeal.
The Wheatbelt Way is the perfect trip for hiking fans, with many incredible trails to explore. Pack up the tent and enjoy a few days of fresh countryside air, hikes around stunning rock formations and an abundance of wildflowers in Spring.
The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail tracks the story of how water was first piped more than 560km from Perth to the Goldfields of WA. The trail takes you through the remains of a major earthquake site, a comic book-worthy pub, two colourful, towering silos and kilometres of stunning countryside and campsites.
The Pathways to Wave Rock trail takes you from Perth to the iconic inland wave. Along the way, you’ll see spectacular, multicoloured salt lakes, a Yabby Farm and the amazing Tin Horse Highway. Throw in some tiny museums and outback pubs and you’ve got a pretty special road trip.
The Pioneer’s Pathway is a historic trail that follows in the footsteps of the early farming pioneers who journeyed east into the Wheatbelt. This colourful road trip will take you via historic pubs, cute countryside towns, super-size silo art and a plethora of pretty places to enjoy a picnic or set up camp for the night.
One of the best things about road-tripping around the Wheatbelt is the sheer number of towns and villages you’ll see along the way. These outback towns are famous for their character and charm – something that will stay with you long after you arrive home.
There are so many quirky things to discover on your Wheatbelt Weekend. Uncover boutique wineries in the heart of the countryside, float in a secret salt pool, bush walk through fields of wildflowers and enjoy a meal at one of the Insta-worthy pubs en route.
Expect the unexpected, and revel in exploring places you might never even have heard of. From Boodalin Soak and Koorda to Kondinin and Wyalkatchem – a Wheatbelt Weekend is a trip filled with fun, discovery and adventure.
If you want to pack up the tent and head out on a camping trip, you’re spoilt for choice across the Wheatbelt. There are so many beautiful, free bush camping spots to choose from, and fantastic caravan parks dotted throughout the region. If you want something a little different with a touch of romance, book a couple of nights at a tiny cabin in Narrogin with views over the canola fields. There are also cute bed and breakfasts and farm cottages available in many of the towns along the way, such as Mary’s Farm Cottages in Kukerin, so you can enjoy some outback hospitality and a really warm welcome.
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