The area around Lake Grace is a major grain-growing region for the state, producing wheat, canola, oats, barley, lupins and legumes. Sandy plains nearby are transformed into a sea of colour at the height of the wildflower season in September and October.
Stationmaster's house, Stubbs St; (08) 9865 2140
Nearby national parks
Inland Mission Hospital Museum: the only remaining inland mission hospital in WA, this fully restored building (est. 1926) is now a fascinating medical museum. Approach the building via Apex Park along the interpretive walkway; open Mon–Sun by appt; Stubbs St.
Mural: artwork depicting pioneering women was begun in 1912; Stubbs St.
Memorial Swimming Pool: includes water playground for children; open 11am–6pm Mon–Sun Oct–Apr; Bishop St.
Wildflower walk: easy walk through natural bushland with informative signage; details at visitor centre; 3 km E.
Lake Grace: combination of 2 shallow salt lakes that gives the town its name; 9 km W.
Lake Grace Lookout: ideal spot to view the north and south lakes system; 12 km W.
White Cliffs: unusual rock formation and picnic spot on private property; details at visitor centre; 17 km S.
Holland Track: in 1893 John Holland and his partners cut a track from Broomehill through bushland to Coolgardie in the goldfields. Hundreds of prospectors and their families trudged along this track in search of fortune, and cartwheel ruts are still evident today. A plaque marks the place where the track crosses the road; Newdegate Rd; 23 km E.
Dingo Rock: now on private property, this reservoir for water run-off was built by labourers from Fremantle Gaol. Wildflowers are beautiful in season; details at visitor centre; 25 km NE.
Newdegate: small town with a pioneer museum in the heritage-listed Hainsworth building. One of WA's major agricultural events, the Machinery Field Days, is held here in Sept each year; 52 km E.
Cafes & restaurants around town
Campsites around town
Pingrup Caravan Park 48 kmThis caravan park on Sanderson St in Pingrup is an ideal base for visiting the many historic and natural sites in and around the town. Birdwatchers head to Lake Bryde, an ephemeral wetland that is part of a chain of... Find out more
Kulin Caravan Park 56 kmThis caravan park is a popular stopover for floral fanciers who flock to this corner of the state’s south-east to enjoy the abundant wildflowers in spring. The countryside is carpeted with vibrant colour as a swag... Find out more
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Kondinin Caravan Park 70 kmYou’ll find this caravan park in Kondinin, a town that presides over sheep country and the central wheat belt, about 278 km south-east of Perth. The gateway to Wave Rock, this is flat country that can get pretty... Find out more
Wave Rock Caravan Park 84 kmWave Rock Caravan Park offers quiet and peaceful sites in a natural bush setting at the base of Wave Rock, one of the region’s most impressive natural attractions. On Wave Rock Rd, 4 km east of Hyden and 340 km... Find out more
Wickepin Caravan Park 97 kmIn the town of Wickepin, 38 km north-east of Narrogin on the Great Southern Hwy, there are some fine Edwardian buildings, including the house that Albert Facey made famous in his best-selling book, A Fortunate Life. Many... Find out more
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Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town
What's on around town
Market: visitor centre; every Sat Oct–Mar.
Art Exhibition: Oct.