Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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WHAT’S ON Yeerakine Rock Anzac Dawn Service — 25 April 2023 Wave Rock Weekender — 22 -25 Sept 2023 Kondinin Art Show — Oct 2023 TOP ATTRACTIONS

Wave Rock / Hippo Yawn, Mulkas Cave & Humps / Yeerakine Rock / Statue Lake (Kondinin) WILDFLOWERS TO DISCOVER Spider Orchid / Donkey Orchid / Ant/ Man/Clown/Jack-in-the-box Orchid

Wave Rock

KONDININTOURIST INFORMATIONSHIRE OFFICE Gordon Street, Kondinin (08) 9889 1006 HYDENTOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Wave Rock Wildflower Shoppe, Wave Rock (08) 9880 5182

KARLGARIN 326km south-east of Perth Karlgarin is a small and proud Wheatbelt town, located 321 kilometres south-east of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The first European to visit the area was Surveyor-General John Septimus Roe who passed through in 1848. ‘Carlgarin’ was the original name Roe gave the district, now spelled with a K, and is said to come from the Noongar language. “Karl” is the Noongar word for fire. Karlgarin has a lot of history and unique attractions, such as Stafford Park featuring old farm machinery, unique artwork and historic information about the Karlgarin district since 1920. There are many other attractions in Karlgarin such as the Malleefowl travel stop and McCann’s Rock, which is a great camping spot. HYDEN 342km south-east of Perth Hyden is bush living at its best! Situated 340km east of Perth WA, via the Brookton Highway. The earliest recorded farming was in 1922 and descendants of these settlers still live in Hyden. In Hyden you can find the iconic Wave Rock along with amazing rock formations, dazzling seasonal

KONDININ 273km north-east of Perth While travelling through Kondinin, make sure to stop in town and explore some of our great attractions such as our amazing ‘Art Trail’. Art Trail starts at Statues Lake (located 10km west of Kondinin on the Corrigin-Kondinin Road) finishing off at Yeerakine Rock (located 3km south of Kondinin via the Williams Kondinin Road). Glorious wildflowers can also be seen during August and October at Yeerakine Rock. Yeerakine Rock is the best spot to check out the wildflower along the walking trails. (music festival), Kondinin’s Gourmet in the Garden and a variety of colourful country market days. S ituated in the heart of WA’s Golden Outback, the Shire of Kondinin is located 273km east of Perth. The Shire of Kondinin consists of three towns namely Kondinin, Karlgarin and Hyden. The shire is encircled by fertile agricultural plains, dramatic granite monoliths, spectacular woodlands and majestic salt lakes. Filled with heritage shop fronts and museums, the towns are quintessentially Australian with friendly locals, rambling pubs and quirky country events. These include the Wave Rock Weekender

wildflowers and clear starry nights. Be sure to visit Wave Rock, Mulka’s Cave, Hippo’s Yawn, Lake Magic and the state Barrier Fence — all of the great geological and historical interest.

Yeerakine Rock

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