Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

LAKE GRACE Shire of LAKE GRACE 345km south-east of Perth on the Esperance to Perth, Albany to Hyden crossroads. Lake Grace is a thriving rural town and was named after a shallow lake 10km west of the townsite. Lake Grace itself is one of Western Australia’s largest inland salt lakes and a nationally significant wetland comprising of two separate bodies of water – Lake Grace North and Lake Grace South. Lake Grace has a diverse range of public artwork from the Story Trail nestled in the centre of town, to the detailed mural of pioneering women from the region. Visit the restored Stationmaster’s House now operating as the Lake Grace Visitor Centre and right next door is the Lake Grace Regional Artspace featuring exhibitions from local artists, travelling exhibitions and artists in residence. Lake Grace has the only remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospital in WA which has been restored as a museum. You can also walk the trail to the Mosaic Garden Gallery which features 365 mosaics created by locals, representing the past and present. Sample wines from a local winery located 8km north of Lake Grace and don’t miss the nature reserve the Jam Patch. Newdegate 397km south-east of Perth ‘Gateway to the Holland Track’ Follow the traces of John Holland’s 1893 epic journey when he and his partners cut the now famous Holland Track. Explore salt lakes along the ancient river systems and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Dragon Rock Reserve. Part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail, visitors can view the stunning creations by Perth muralist Brenton See, depicting the area’s local wildlife across four 30m high silos. Time your trip to include the Newdegate Machinery Field Days on the first Wednesday and Thursday in September each year, when the town comes alive to host one of WA’s largest agricultural shows. Visit Pioneer Park in the town centre and read up about the town, then head across the road to the skate park and check out this family-

AIM Museum

Walkers Hill Vineyard

Lake Grace Lookout

eastern end of the Shire. The town Rabbit Cemetery is the community’s tribute to the rabbit plague of the 1920s. Gold was discovered at Hatters Hill in the early part of the 20th century and the small settlement is now uninhabited and an interesting spot for fossickers. The town has a comprehensive museum established in 2001 with interesting displays of memorabilia and historic town records.

friendly facility. Step back in time with a visit to the Hainsworth Museum, and be transported back to a bygone era. Lake King 460km south-east of Perth on the A small rural town on the fringe of the Wheatbelt’s sheep and wheat farming country, the area truly comes alive during spring with some of the districts best wildflower displays. Walk trails through the town’s bushland enable visitors to take short, self-guided walks and enjoy the wildflowers, native vegetation, birdlife and a little local history. The Roe Heritage Trail retraces part of Surveyor General Roe’s historical journey in 1848. Travel 30km east on the Lake King Norseman Road to the Rabbit Proof Fence. Make sure you call in at the new Lake King Tractor Museum with its exhibit of unique locally made tractors. Varley 40km south of Hyden on Brookton Highway. Travel from Varley to Hatters Hill or to the historic Rabbit Proof Fence that skirts the

Lake Grace Visitor Centre 19 Stubbs Street, Lake Grace WA 6353 T: (08) 9865 2140 E:


Established 1995 and with its first vintage in 1998 Walkers Hill Vineyard is a unique award winning vineyard situated in the Eastern Wheatbelt, 1 hour south of Wave Rock & 8kms from Lake Grace and is WA’s most inland vineyard nestled amongst farming land and salmon gum reserve. Offering FREE wine tasting and sales, homemade cake and coffee and cheese platters it is a must see for those travelling past.

Open for lunch & dinner, by prior arrangements.

6321 Kulin-Lake Grace Rd, Lake Grace Open: Open: Wed–Sun, 10:00AM - 4:00PM T: 0447 651 418 | The Wheabelt | 35

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