The Wheatbelt Way self-drive trail
Visit up to 9 regional communities and 24 unique historical and natural attractions
ABOUT THE TRAIL
The Wheatbelt Way self-drive trail will lead travellers on an
adventurous interpreted journey to the 9 regional communities
of Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bencubbin, Beacon,
Westonia, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Trayning. It also highlights
24 unique sites ranging from natural attractions to sites of
historical importance. There will be many opportunities to stay
and experience the best the Northern Wheatbelt has to offer.
During the spring ask where to find the Koorda “rose”, visit the
Nungarin Military Museum and historic Mangowine Homestead,
or take in the magnificent views from the top of Elachbutting
Rock. The Wheatbelt Way has something for everyone!
Breathe the fresh air as you explore the history and natural
beauty of the Wheatbelt Way. Picture yourself surrounded by a
vast timeless land of bright skies and wide horizons, rich sights
and the sound of nature, warm sunny days and cool evening
breezes. Let us introduce you to the unique charm of the
Wheatbelt Way, where you can experience good old-fashioned
hospitality while exploring at your leisure. See you there!
Summer in the Wheatbelt Way is long hot and dry, with winters being mild and cool. The summer average daily maximum temperature is around 34 degrees, with a daily minimum of 17 degrees Celsius. In Winter this becomes the daily maximum with an average minimum of 5 degrees. The average annual rainfall is around 300 millimetres usually falling between March and November, with occasional thunderstorms in Summer. Whatever the season, temperatures can drop below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), so it is suggested to bring some warm clothing. Average annual rainfall is less than 300 millimetres. Warm clothes will be required in the winter months (June – August) as the temperature can sometimes drop below zero degrees. Don’t let the weather put you off travelling to the area, however, as the Wheatbelt remains a charming and beautiful part of the world all year round.