Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner
At a Glance
Shire of WESTONIA
Sandford Rocks Nature Reserve Experience the granite outcrop, wildflowers scrub and woodland. A must do for birding and wildflower enthusiasts. Chiddaracooping Reserve This reserve has abundant and unique flora such as the cowslip orchid and the lesser bottlebrush or Callistemon phoeniceus, one of only two bottlebrush species native to south-west Western Australia. SHIRE OFWESTONIA&COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE 41 Wolfram Street, Westonia (08) 9046 7063 firstname.lastname@example.org westonia.wa.gov.au WHAT’S ON Wessy on the Green — April 2023 (bi-annually) Wessy Christmas Markets — Nov 2023 TOPATTRACTIONS Edna May Lookout / Hood-Penn Museum / Elachbutting Rock / Baladjie Rock / Wolfram Street façades WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Orchids / Cowslip Orchid / Grevilleas / Hakeas / Red Morrell Eucalypts / Lesser Bottlebrush
WESTONIA 316km east of Perth
Edna May Lookout A working gold mine which offers a view of a mine by day or night. Westonia Common Westonia townsite is nestled inside approx. 5,600ha of remnant bushland. “The Common” features salmon gum, morrell and gimlet woodlands, a woodlands and wildflowers walk trail with miniature replicas and points of interest, and Boodalin Soak – a historic water and rest place for travellers and was the place of capture for Moondyne Joe (WA’s best known bushranger) in 1866. Yanneymooning Rock and Reserve Comprises granite rock formations and bushland. Spot the abundant ornate dragon lizard (Ctenophurus ornatus), an inhabitant of Yanneymooning Rock.
W essy’, as locals call it, is just over three hours’ drive east of Perth, where the Wheatbelt meets the Goldfields. The town owes its origin to gold mining and now relies largely on wheat and sheep farming. Westonia is located along the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail and the Wheatbelt Way self-drive trail and boasts beautiful historic façades on its main street. While in town, discover some of Westonia’s main attractions… Hood-Penn Museum Showcasing early life in the shire, including a mine tunnel and blast simulation. Wolfram Street The main street features charming façades of the original bank and other historic buildings such as the café, hotel, fire station, boarding house and greengrocer. Elachbutting Rock A prominent landmark with excellent views from the top and colourful caves. Baladjie Rock Extensive granite outcrops in attractive woodland setting adjacent to Baladjie Lake with spectacular views of the nearby lake system landscape. Popular for camping in milder months.
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