Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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WHAT’S ON Yealering Regatta — Oct 2023 Ignite Wicky Festival — 24 Feb 2024 TOPATTRACTIONS Malyalling Reserve / Lake Toolibin / Albert Facey Homestead / Lake Yealering / Wildflowers Harrismith WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Fringed Mantis, Banded Greenhoods, Many Orchid varieties (e.g. Spider Orchids – Pink & Blue Fairy Orchids – Sugar Orchids – Purple Enamel Orchids) VISITOR INFORMATION SHIRE OFWICKEPIN 77 Wogolin Road, Wickepin (08) 9888 1005 or contact Wickepin Community Resource Centre 24 Wogolin Road Wickepin WA 370 (08) 9888 1500 Harrismith Harrismith is located 45km south-east of Wickepin and the area boasts some of Western Australia’s most unique wildflowers. An established wildflower walk trail with informative signage surrounds the town and showcases the magnificent display of orchids, verticordias, grevilleas and banksias. Visitors will enjoy the display of historical machinery and memorabilia assembled by local community members including information about the well-renowned Rabbit Proof Fence. Facilities in the town include a Town Hall, Caravan Park and accommodation units, cricket oval as well as an 18-hole golf course. Tincurrin The small town of Tincurrin is located 35km south of Wickepin which showcases a stunning display of wildflowers. caravan park and picnic facilities are located on the lake shore.

Albert Facey Homestead

WICKEPIN 227km south-east of Perth

along with the former Road Board Building all built prior to 1915.

Yealering The town of Yealering is located 27km north of Wickepin. Yealering is known to be the only country town in Western Australia with a lake within the town boundary and is part of the Living Lakes initiative. Lake Yealering In a picturesque setting with picnic and barbecue facilities, Lake Yealering is an ideal place for a variety of water sports including skiing, swimming, sailing and windsurfing. There are nature walks throughout the surrounding bush land which is alive with birdlife. Overlooking the lake are modern sporting facilities including tennis courts, a bowling green and cricket oval. The golf course surrounds the lake and the 18th hole features a unique tee box set out over the water. The Town Hall,

T he Wickepin area was settled in the early 1900’s as a service centre for grain and sheep farming and still features many preserved historical sites from this period. The shire covers an area of 198,900ha including the towns of Wickepin, Yealering, Harrismith and Tincurrin. Wickepin town boasts impressive sporting and recreational facilities including: a sporting oval, indoor courts, synthetic bowling greens, a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, and a dynamic nature playground located within the town’s centre. This RV friendly town has 24-hour fuel available. Discover some of Wickepin’s main attractions… Albert Facey Homestead Located in the main street of Wickepin, the Albert Facey Homestead celebrates the life of Albert Facey, author of the bestselling autobiography ‘ A Fortunate Life ’. The homestead was moved into town from his family farm and has been lovingly restored to reflect the harsh and simple lifestyle of the 1930s. Trail The Wickepin Heritage Precinct walk trail is located within the town centre. There you’ll find The Old Railway Station, Stationmaster’s House, Old Police Station, Wickepin Heritage Precinct andWalk

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