Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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WHAT’SON Narrogin Agricultural Show — 14 Oct 2023 Narrogin Rev Heads — 18 Nov 2023 Christmas in Narrogin Night Markets — Dec 2023 Narrogin Farmers & Makers Market — see Facebook for dates Anytime Orienteering at Foxes Lair TOP ATTRACTIONS Downderry Wines / Foxes Lair / Barna Mia / Narrogin Railway Station / CBD Walk WILDFLOWERS TO DISCOVER Stark White Spider Orchid / Primrose Spider Orchid / Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid / Golden Dryandra / Tassel Grevillea VISITORCENTRE 1 Pioneer Drive, Narrogin (Narrogin Railway Station) (08) 9881 2064 monuments to the times and people of another era. Station Stop at the visitor centre at the State heritage-listed Narrogin Railway Station. Make sure you take the time to view the amazing miniature model of Narrogin’s railway precinct and the railway of bygone days. Enjoy interpretative signage, public art, and free WIFI and relax in the lounge while planning your next move. Visitor Centre and Narrogin Railway


NARROGIN 192km south-east of Perth

Foxes Lair Take a stroll on one of the five walking trails replete with interpretive signage in this stunning 68-hectare bush reserve on the town’s doorstep. Spend time at the arboretum with over 60 species of the iconic Australian eucalypt. This fascinating reserve has a wide array of wildflowers, landscapes, birds and wildlife. From August to early October is the best time for viewing wild flowers. National Park Enjoy a unique wildlife experience at the Barna Mia animal sanctuary nestled in the heart of Dryandra Woodland National Park, 25 minutes’ drive from town. A tour guide with special torches for night viewing will help you discover this magical place. You will be captivated by the sight of threatened native nocturnal marsupials such as the bilby, woylie and quenda. Astrotourismand a Dark Night Sky Use telescopes and binoculars to enjoy an evening of stargazing at the local golf club. Take stunning images of the starry night sky over the special landscape at Yilliminning Rock. Narrogin Heritage Walk Trail Take an easy stroll along the Heritage Walk Trail within the CBD. This walk, with 25 interpretive signs, celebrates the town’s early buildings which stand as Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and DryandraWoodland

N arrogin is situated within the Gnaala Karla Booja region in the land of the Noongar People. Narrogin is a Wilman Noongar name, first recorded in 1869 as “Narroging” for a pool in this area. It is a regional centre and an easy drive of just over two hours from Perth. It’s a perfect destination for day trippers or for a stop over for a few days with a range of enticing attractions. Discover some top spots to explore while in town... Downderry Wines Established in 1997, this is a must-visit attraction just 12km west of Narrogin. Downderry makes chemical-free award winning quality wines. Enjoy free wine tastings, cheeses, tea and coffee. Free overnight camping available and child friendly farm animals to pat! Gnarojin Park “When the wind blows we hear more than just the rustle of leaves or the sound of falling bark. We hear and feel the presence of our ancestors.” — Noel Nannup. Gnarojin Park contains significant cultural sites including a ceremonial Corrobboree Ground and a birthing tree. Narrogin Brook, a running waterway within the park, is believed to be part of a song line, which possibly runs to the mouth of the Blackwood River. Enjoy the interpretive signage and public art.

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