Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

At a Glance


WHAT’SON Vintage Car Rally & Search Light Party – 4 Mar 2023 Homegrown Music Festival – Oct 2023 (TBC) Harvest Festival – Oct 2023 Mangowine Concert – Oct 2023 Nungarin Wheatbelt Markets – first Sunday of the month TOP ATTRACTIONS Mangowine Homestead / McCorry’s Old Hotel / Nungarin Army & Heritage Museum / Wheatbelt wildflowers WILDFLOWERS TO DISCOVER Canola / Everlastings / Native Cornflower / Orchids / Acacia

Lake Campion Nature Reserve

NUNGARIN 269km east of Perth

Eaglestone Rock Eaglestone Rock is a spectacular natural granite rock and cave formation situated 20km north east of Nungarin. Enjoy great views over Lake Brown and watch the sunset – a sight to be truly treasured. As the name boasts, Eaglestone is home to Wedgetail Eagles and are often seen perched on the Rock. This is also a popular organised rock climbing spot. The rock is a great place to take the kids to explore and there is some lovely shade on the western side of Lake Brown for a barbecue. A good picnic area with camping facilities. Danberrin Rock A pleasant drive approximately 10km from Nungarin, Danberrin rock is home to a mass of wildflowers in season. A lovely climb to reach the peak which is marked by a tin tower with 360° views of the land cleared by the original settlers. Talgomine Reserve Talgomine Reserve, just east of Nungarin, has colourful displays of everlastings and is a spectacular sight. Enjoy a stroll

L ocated a 3.5-hour drive east of Perth and just 30 minutes north of Merredin in the North Eastern part of the Central Wheatbelt Region is the vibrant town of Nungarin. With a population of around 300, Nungarin is a small town with a big heart. This little town is rich in history with a few stories to tell and covers an area of 1,145km². Its agricultural base is predominantly wheat and sheep farming. Nungarin is just one of the stops along the Pioneers’ Pathway self-drive trail. During the 1880’s gold rush many pioneers and farmers travelled east in hope of fortune and rich land. Jane Adams broke the stereotype of women being silent spectators during this time by maintaining the Mangowine Homestead as accommodation to pioneers passing through as well as maintaining the land herself. Jane is buried at the Nungarin cemetery and the old mudbrick homestead is standing strong and maintained by the current owners. Mangowine Homestead promises a historical experience for tourists and is worth a visit. Home to an abundance of wildflowers you will discover a dazzling array of wildflowers and fields of canola spreading across the landscape. This makes for the perfect opportunity to take a day trip or stay for the weekend in town at our caravan base (upgrades commencing in early 2023 with a new ablution and laundry block) or pick a spot and camp at one of the reserves listed below…

SHIRE OF NUNGARIN Railway Avenue, Nungarin (08) 9046 5006

through the endless fields of pink and yellow everlastings which bloom during spring. Nature lovers will appreciate the york gum and jam tree woodlands within the reserve, home to a variety of orchids and other wildflower species. Take a stroll along the walk trail to discover more of Talgomine and climb Mount Moore for scenic views across the reserve and out to Lake Campion, an inland lake. If time permits take the short 15-minute drive to the Lake and enjoy a refreshing swim or canoe across the huge expanse of water. 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: Nungarin Heritage Musem

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