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Population 817

Located 158 kilometres south-east of Perth on the Great Southern Highway, Pingelly is part of the central-southern farming district. Sandalwood was once a local industry, but today sheep and wheat are the major produce.

Visitor Information

Council offices, 17 Queen St; (08) 9887 1066

Nearby national parks

  • Serpentine National Park

    This delightful park, only an hour’s drive from Perth, has attracted recreational visitors for over a century. They come to picnic...more

  • John Forrest National Park

    Declared in 1900, John Forrest is the oldest national park in Western Australia. Lying at the northern edge of the Hills Forest in the...more

  • Walyunga National Park

    Set on the edge of the Darling Scarp just north of Perth, Walyunga National Park encompasses a section of the Swan River valley. It is here...more

Nearby towns

  • Narrogin

    Narrogin, 192 kilometres south-east of Perth on the Great Southern Highway, is the commercial hub of a prosperous agricultural area. Sheep,...more

  • Wickepin

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

  • Beverley

    Beverley is a small town set on the banks of the Avon River 130 kilometres east of Perth. Its main street boasts some beautifully preserved...more

In Town

Courthouse Museum: built in 1907, now houses historic memorabilia and photographs; Parade St.

Apex Lookout: fine views of town and surrounding countryside; Stone St.


Pingelly Heights Observatory: audio tour and telescope viewing of the stars and constellations; bookings essential on (08) 9887 0088; 5 km NE.

Moorumbine Heritage Trail: walk or drive through this old townsite featuring early settlers' cottages and St Patrick's Church, built in 1873; contact council office for map; 8 km E.

Tutanning Flora and Fauna Reserve: botanist Guy Shorteridge collected over 400 species of plants from here for the British Museum between 1903 and 1906; 22 km E.

Boyagin Nature Reserve: widely recognised as one of the few areas of original flora and fauna left in the wheat belt, this picnic reserve has important stands of powderbark, jarrah and marri trees and is home to numbats and tammar wallabies; 26 km NW.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Whitewater rafting – Dwellingup 98 km

Dwellingup Adventures has a one-day rafting trip on the Murray River suitable for novices and children from ten years and upwards. This operator also hire canoes, kayaks, rafts and mountain bikes and, for self-guided... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

The Exchange Tavern

The Exchange Tavern is an old-style hotel in a Federation building, well located in the centre of town. Serving counter meals, patrons can always rely on good old-fashioned fare and a cleansing ale.... Find out more

Campsites around town

Brookton Caravan Park 19 km

Set on the Brookton Hwy, 138 km south-east of Perth, this caravan park provides travellers with a good range of facilities in a town where the famous WA wildflowers bloom in colourful profusion in spring.... Find out more

Dryandra Woodland camping area 37 km

Dryandra Woodland camping area is 27 km north of Williams via York–Williams Rd, in a natural bush setting popular with bushwalkers, nature lovers and cyclists. Visitors can see a variety of flora, rare wildlife... Find out more

Wandering Caravan Park 42 km

Wander into Wandering, south-east of Perth off the Albany Hwy, and you’ll find the caravan park on Cheetaning St. It provides travellers with a good range of facilities and shady sites in a pleasant natural setting... Find out more

Narrogin Caravan Park 45 km

Narrogin is at the heart of some of the best agricultural country in WA, about 190 km south-east of Perth. It is the major service centre for the Great Southern region. The caravan park has a good range of facilities for... Find out more

Wickepin Caravan Park 48 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

Beverley Caravan and Camping Ground 49 km

Beverley is a small historic town on the banks of the Avon River, 135 km east of Perth. Its main street features beautifully preserved examples of Edwardian, Federation and Art Deco architecture. As you wander around... Find out more

Lake Yealering Caravan Park 51 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

Gringer Creek camping area 60 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Gringer Creek camping area is 16.6 km from Nerang camping area and 17.6 km from White Horse camping area.... Find out more

Boddington Caravan Park 64 km

Boddington Caravan Park provides a good range of facilities for travellers as it is close to the town and shops. The park is on the Hotham River, a popular fishing spot. Visitors can take a delightful excursion from here... Find out more

Nerang camping area 67 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Nerang camping area is 12.6 km from Mt Cooke camping area and 16.6 km from Gringer Creek camping area.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Pingelly Roadhouse and Motel

Although a small farming town, Pingelly makes a significant contribution to the state’s wool and grain exports. Established in 1846, it provides insight into how the pioneers once lived and is a friendly community... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Crossman rest area 53 km

At Crossman

Just off the highway among trees.

Bannister rest area 54 km

84km SE of Armadale (L) or 48km NW of Williams (R)

Just off the highway among trees.

Sullivan Rock rest area 80 km

37km SE of Armadale (R) or 95km NW of Williams (L)

Just off the highway among trees.

Gleneagle rest area 88 km

25km SE of Armadale (L) or 107km NW of Williams (R)

Secluded in a forest setting well off the highway.

Arthur River rest area 89 km

At Arthur River

Just off the highway and near the roadhouse.

Chuditch camping area 96 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 17km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.

Nanga Mill camping area 97 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 19km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.

Baden Powell camping area 97 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 10km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd. A new campsite is currently being built across the road from the existing one, which will stay open.

Cunderdin park area 99 km

At Cunderdin

Adjacent to the highway and near the museum.

Meckering park area 100 km

At Meckering

Adjacent to the highway. At the earthquake display site.

What's on around town

Autumn Country Show and Ute Muster: Mar.

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