Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

Wagin Shire of

in Western Australia. The streetscapes boast some of the state’s most beautiful early 20th century historical hotels. Their architectural significance adds extra interest as you walk the streets of this friendly town absorbing all the charm of a regional farming community. To acknowledge the prosperity created by the wool industry, you won’t be able to miss ‘Bart’ the Giant Ram on the western side of the town. This iconic attraction is located in the pristine wetlands park with playground, picnic and BBQ facilities. Places of Interest Giant Ram No doubt the most photographed ram in Australia! Come see ‘Bart’, standing some 9 metres tall and 13 metres in length located in the beautiful wetlands park, right alongside the Shire offices as you enter the town. Wagin Historical Village Museum This is acclaimed as the largest and best social history museum in Western Australia. Some 25 historical or recreated buildings house the history of the region. Norring Lake Norring Lake is a large freshwater lake south west of the Wagin townsite. Fantastic camping and picnic area and ideal for skiing and water sports. Town Well, Mount Latham and Puntapin Come see town’s original water source, the 1890s Town Well located in the parking bay just off Arthur Road. This water was used prior to the construction of water catchments at Badjarning Rock at Mt Latham and Puntapin Rock. These two granite formations have wonderful views over the town and surrounding farmland areas. Wildflowers Spring is the time to see some of the state’s most beautiful wildflower displays. Each year from late August to November wildflowers burst into colour

along roadsides, walk trails, parks and reserves. WHERE TO STAY Wagin is an RV Friendly Town, ideal to park the motorhome or caravan for a few days. Wagin has a modern caravan park, two hotels, one motel, a B&B and a spa retreat. Upcoming events Some 20,000 people attend this event which gives a fantastic insight into life on the land. The two day dog high jump competition is a highlight for visitors. Wagin Burnouts Wagin Burnouts on the last Saturday of October every year. Huge day/night of WA’s toughest burnout cars. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to have a go. Helping to keep it off the streets. All you need is a licence and a car along with a few basic Wagin Gymkhanarama Wagin Gymkhanarama is an annual two- day equestrian event held in September each year, open to riders of many disciplines. Hosted by Wagin Riding & Pony Club, the event is a horse spectacular which features challenging events from all disciplines including Dressage, Showjumping, Showhorse events, Western and Games- with more disciplines and events being added every year! Wagin Woolorama 11-12 March 2022

Wagin Ram

WAGIN 227km south-east of Perth

The town is the centre of a thriving Merino stud industry and proud home to the Wagin Woolorama, Western Australia’s largest rural show will be held from 11 to 12 March 2022. A two and a half hour drive from Perth, you will be enthralled with the beautiful rolling Wheatbelt countryside and quaint historical towns along the way. Settled in early 1880s, Wagin is near a series of ancient lakes and is regarded as one of the most heritage rich rural town

Wagin RSL

Chuckem Farmstay - Near Narrgogin

Relax and enjoy a few days in the country on a merino sheep and mixed grain farm. Stay in the comfortable 3 bedroom self contained cottage. Experience walks, spring wildflowers, abundant birdlife, picnics or fishing for yabbies

Wagin Historical Village & Tourist Information

Kitchener Street Wagin WA 6315 T: (08) 9861 1232

1481 Tarwonga Road, Narrogin WA 6312 E: T: 0409 379 353

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