Lake Grace

Population 503

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.

Visitor Information

Stationmaster's house, Stubbs St; (08) 9865 2140

Nearby national parks

  • Fitzgerald River National Park

    Lying between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun on the south coast of Western Australia, Fitzgerald River National Park is renowned as one of the most...more

  • Stirling Range National Park

    Surrounded by a flat, sandy plain, the Stirling Range rises abruptly to over 1000 metres, its jagged peaks sometimes veiled in swirling...more

  • Porongurup National Park

    The Porongurup Range, a 40-minute drive north of Albany, is renowned for its stark granite domes and unusual rock formations that rise up...more

Nearby towns

  • Kulin

    The sheep- and grain-farming districts surrounding Kulin provide spectacular wildflower displays in season. The flowering gum, Eucalyptus...more

  • Hyden

    The small wheat-belt town of Hyden is synonymous with its famous nearby attraction, Wave Rock, originally known as Hyde's Rock in honour of...more

  • Wickepin

    The first settlers arrived in the Wickepin area in the 1890s. Albert Facey's internationally acclaimed autobiography, A Fortunate Life,...more

In Town

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

Lake Grace Hotel

For a counter meal, refreshing drink and a yarn from a local, head to the Lake Grace Hotel. Attractions in the area include Mount Madden, a granite outcrop, and Lake Grace, which was originally part of an ancient river... Find out more

Campsites around town

Pingrup Caravan Park 48 km

This 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 km

This 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

Nyabing Recreation Reserve camping area 57 km

Nyabing’s Recreation Reserve is on Martin St, and offers welcome facilities for travellers. The area is noted for its string of shallow lakes: Magenta, Pingarup, Grace South, Grace North and Joy. This is also... Find out more

Kondinin Caravan Park 70 km

You’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 km

Wave 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 km

In 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

Lake Yealering Caravan Park 97 km

Yealering is a small town about 250 km south-east of Perth. The lake is on the edge of town via Wickepin–Corrigin Rd. Camping here is in a picturesque setting with BBQ facilities. It is an ideal place for a variety... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Darean Farm Country Retreat

Just a few minutes from town, Darean Farm is a self-contained timber cottage built to serve the early settlement of the area. Now, the two-bedroom cottage has undergone a renovation to include all the modern comforts, a... Find out more

What's on around town

Market: visitor centre; every Sat Oct–Mar.

Art Exhibition: Oct.

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