4 Days – Wheatbelt Way Self Drive Holiday
Our region is the perfect destination for a self-drive holiday. Below is a suggested itinerary for a 4-day break around the Wheatbelt Way, but we think that there are just so many attractions that you will just want to take your time and stay a little longer!
Day 1: Perth – Wyalkatchem (214 kilometres/3 hours)
Depart Perth and head to Dowerin then join the brand new Wheatbelt Way. Make sure you pat Rusty the tin dog, the first site on this route. Head to Minnivale and Naaning Well, then Wyalkatchem to see Korrelocking Reserve and Wyalkatchem Well.
Accommodation options: Hotel, B&B, caravan park or camping
Day 2: Wyalkatchem – Beringbooding (252 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Head north through the towns of Koorda, Bencubbin, and Beacon, inspecting sites that include Koorda Native Flora Reserve, Pergande Sheep Yards, and Marshall and Billiburning Rock. From Beacon head due-east past Bonnie Rock to other fascinating rock formations such as Beringbooding and Elachbutting.
Accommodation options: B&B, caravan park, or free campsite
Day 3: Beringbooding – Mukinbudin (210 kilometres/3 hours)
Today head south to historic Westonia and visit Sandford Rocks and Boodalin Soak. Head to Mukinbudin visiting Weira Gnamma Hole and Wattoning historical site.
Accommodation options: Hotel, caravan park or free campsite
Day 4: Mukinbudin – Perth (323 kilometres/4 hours)
Final day on the Wheatbelt Way. Visit site 20, Mangowine Homestead, a beautiful historic building built in 1876 and filled with antiques and memorabilia. Travel on to see other historic gnamma holes and wells and the Yelbeni Townsite Museum before traveling back to Dowerin and overnighting, or heading the 167km back to Perth.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, carefully look into the estimated travel times and distances, this is just a guide to get you started!