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MUKINBUDIN Shire of Mukinbudin 300km north-east of Perth Mukinbudin is situated along the Wheatbelt Way self drive trail. This is a friendly and vibrant community which gets plenty of positive feedback for its welcoming people and facilities. Along the Wheatbelt Way, explore the massive granite outcrops of Mukinbudin and the Central Wheatbelt. This self drive route includes Beringbooding Rock, which has one of the largest rock water catchment tanks in Australia, built in 1937 and holding two and a quarter million gallons. Beringbooding has an amazing balancing boulder, a huge gnamma hole and some of the Kalamaia tribe’s paintings of hands in a

Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre 8 White Street, Mukinbudin WA 6479 T: (08) 9047 2150 E: Shire of Mukinbudin 15 Maddock Street, Mukinbudin WA 6479 T: (08) 9047 2100 E:


and an earlier pioneer remind us of time gone by.

The museum is housed in an original massive Army Vehicle Workshop building constructed in Nungarin in 1942-43 as part of Australia’s defence during WWII and showcases the little-known presence of the Australian Army in the Wheatbelt. Opening hours: Mon - Sun, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Sunday 8:00AM - 10:00AM for a big breakfast (except Market Sunday) Check our website for special events & group bookings: Nungarin Heritage Museum T: (08) 9046 5040 E: land in the Lake Brown area, which was the first large scale Soldier Settlement Scheme in Western Australia. Historic Grain Storage Silo, Goodchild’s Gateway and Cleomine are all worth a visit. Mukinbudin Men’s Shed The Mukinbudin Men’s Shed was established in 2009, hosting the inaugural Men’s Shed Conference in September 2009. It is now home to several restored farm machinery items and a venue for many community workshops, sundowners and other events. The Men’s Shed is centrally located in town near the town’s heritage grain silo. Drop in and view the nostalgic farm displays or take a tour and enjoy a cuppa. Opening hours do vary but if closed refer to contact details listed on the entrance. 24hr Free RV camping north of townsite adjacent to Men’s Shed.

Weira Reserve Just 20km east of the Mukinbudin townsite is Weira Reserve. Here you will see a breakaway area with gnamma hole. Barbecue, toilets and picnic facilities are available. Seek out the shy native orchids in the damp areas of the bush trail, also the Red Capped Robin. Wildflowers Throughout the Shire you will find numerous types of wildlife and flora. Depending on seasonal conditions, carpets of small pink everlastings can be seen throughout the Shire. Pope’s Hill Situated 8km east of the townsite, this site honours and tells the story of Colonel Harold Pope, John Mulqueeny and the returning soldiers who contributed greatly to the development of farming

cave at the rear of the rock. Places of Interest

Elachbutting Rock Nearby is Elachbutting Rock; explore this massive granite outcrop with its spectacular waves, tunnel and cavern, prospector’s well, and superb wildflowers during the season.

Wattoning Historical Site This was a significant historical

settlement used for carting water at the turn of the century. Precious water was carted from a gnamma hole (water lifted by bucket tied to a rope), a soak and two wells constructed by early pastoralists, skilfully lined with rocks. These wells are still in good condition today. Three lonely graves of two babies


1 Unit Mukinbudin Caravan Park Ideally located adjacent to recreation oval, golf course, swimming pool (free access in season) and short walk to m in shops. 30 powered sites, three 3 bedroom houses within the Caravan Park to rent. Linen provided. Unique campers’ kitchen, new clean ablutions & BBQ Facilities. Free NBN wireless internet. RV Friendly Town. Dumpsite available.

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