Wagin

Parkeyerring Lake, Australian Geographic

Population 1424

Wagin, 177 kilometres east of Bunbury, is the sheep capital of Western Australia. The importance of the wool industry to the district is celebrated in its annual Wagin Woolorama, one of the largest rural shows in the state, and its Giant Ram, an enormous structure that visitors from around the country come to photograph.

Visitor Information

Historical Village, Kitchener St; (08) 9861 1232

www.wagintouristinfo.com.au

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  • Serpentine National Park

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Nearby towns

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  • Katanning

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  • Kojonup

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In Town

Wagin Historical Village Explore 24 relocated or re-created historic buildings and machinery providing a glimpse of pioneering rural life. The buildings are furnished with original pieces, and audio commentaries are available. Open 10am–4pm Mon–Sun; Kitchener St.

Giant Ram and Ram Park: 9m high statue provides a photo opportunity not to miss; Arthur River Rd.

Wagin Heritage Trail: self-guided walk around the town; contact visitor centre for map.

Nearby

Puntapin Rock: spectacular views over the town and surrounding farmlands from the top of the rock. Enjoy the picnic and barbecue facilities nearby; Bullock Hill Rd; 4 km SE.

Mt Latham: interesting rock formation with walk trails, a lookout and abundant wildflowers in season; Arthur River Rd; 8 km W.

Lake Norring: swimming, sailing and waterskiing; picnic and barbecue facilities; water levels vary considerably; check conditions at visitor centre; 17 km SW.

Lake Dumbleyung: where Donald Campbell established a world water-speed record in 1964. Swimming, boating and birdwatching are subject to water levels that vary considerably; check conditions at visitor centre; 18 km E.

Wait-jen Trail: self-guided 10.5 km signposted walk that follows ancient Aboriginal Dreaming. The word 'wait-jen' means 'emu footprint' in the language of the local Aboriginal people; contact visitor centre for map.

Wheat Belt Wildflower Drive: self-guided drive that includes the Tarin Rock Nature Reserve; contact visitor centre for map.

Cafes & restaurants around town

The Palace Hotel

Recently renovated, the Palace Hotel serves its faithful patrons seven days a week. The beer garden is a favourite spot, especially with those with little ones bursting with energy. The children’s menu draws a... Find out more


Campsites around town

Narrogin Caravan Park 44 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


Lakeside Camping 60 km

Lake Towerinning is a tranquil, ancient meteor crater filled with fresh, clear water off Darkin Rd South, 8 km south of Duranillin. The lake is a haven for waterbirds and lovers of boating, sailing, waterskiing and... Find out more


Wickepin Caravan Park 60 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


Broomehill Village Caravan Park 66 km

On the corner of Morgan Rd and Journal St, Broomehill Village is perfectly positioned for visitors wanting to follow the town’s Heritage Trail. The caravan park has good facilities and amenities.... Find out more


Dryandra Woodland camping area 68 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


Nyabing Recreation Reserve camping area 79 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


Lake Yealering Caravan Park 83 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


Wandering Caravan Park 94 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


Boddington Caravan Park 99 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


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Morans’ Wagin Hotel

Wagin is famous for its enormous statue of a ram overlooking the town, acknowledging its success with the wool industry. The town was established in the 1880s and today many of the grand buildings from the era not only... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Arthur River rest area 29 km

At Arthur River

Just off the highway and near the roadhouse.


Martup Pool rest area 36 km

62km SE of Williams (L) or 32km NW of Kojonup (R)

Secluded in scrub near the Beaufort River.


Boscabel Road rest area 45 km

75km SE of Williams (L) or 19km NW of Kojonup (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Tunney Road rest area 89 km

38km SE of Kojonup (L) or 65km NW of Mt Barker (R)

Just off the highway among trees.


Crossman rest area 91 km

At Crossman

Just off the highway among trees.


What's on around town

Wagin Woolorama: Mar.

Foundation Day: June.

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