Wheatbelt Weekend – Bencubbin

Trip Overview

Duration: 3 Days
Distance: 273 kms each way
Route: Perth - Bencubbin


Sometimes you only have the weekend to getaway! So we have provided you with the local knowledge on how to best spend a weekend in each of the Wheatbelt Way towns!



Just over a 3 hr (272km) drive from Perth, arrive at the Bencubbin Caravan Park, park up your van or check-in to a cabin, and be welcomed into our relaxed country lifestyle (otherwise stay at one of the nearby free campgrounds of Marshall Rock or Gabbin Hall)!

Pay a visit to Bencubbin Truck N Autos and gran some meat for a barbeque over the weekend. Then take a walk along the main street, see what we have to offer, and admire our Sandalwood Dray and Powerhouse displays. Enjoy a delicious dinner from KC’s Café; they offer a selection of burgers, including steak and chicken, hot chips, seafood options, toasties, homemade desserts, milkshakes, and more! Settle in for the night and take some time out from the rest of the world to enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Admire the clear night sky and endless stars, they really do need to be seen to be believed!

Start your day with a Fiori coffee or tea from KC’s Café, you could opt to enjoy breakfast or lunch here or make yourself at home in our Caravan Park camp kitchen, which provides excellent facilities for all your cooking needs. Take a short drive east of town and take a step back in time with a visit to the unique site of the Pergandes Sheep Yards where you will find the remains of an original and prominent homestead and granite sheep yards that were constructed in 1913.  Given the historical and cultural importance of this site, it is now open to visitors, a must-see! Make a stop at Marshall Rock to take in the panoramic views from the top, where you can see our golden pastoral countryside. This reserve provides great opportunities for bushwalking, birdwatching, and inspecting our wildflowers. A popular leisure spot for both locals and visitors alike, great for a picnic, so take some lunch with you and enjoy the peace, quiet, and breathe in some fresh air.

On your way back to town we recommend visiting our newest local attraction, Waddouring Dam.  Located approximately 14 kilometers south of Bencubbin on the Bencubbin-Kellerberrin Road you will discover a beautiful reserve with so much to offer.  The dam is approximately 300 meters long and 100 meters wide and the granite outcrop and bushland provides a fantastic location for bird watching and discovering the local native flora and fauna.  Swimming is not permitted as the water is untreated, however feel free to take a paddle board or kayak to discover the waterway.  There are fire barbeques (seasonal), shelter and waterless toilet at the site for you to enjoy.  The perfect location for a picnic or watching the sunset with the family.


After a day of exploring you might like to enjoy an evening meal at the Bencubbin Sports Club, they regularly have meals on offer on a Saturday night. Providing a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Waddouring Dam, located 14km south of Bencubbin.  Bring your kayak or stand up paddle board to explore the dam from the water


Start your day early and wake with the sunrise, the colours are stunning, and the skies are clear.  Make use of the camp kitchen at the Caravan Park for breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Bencubbin Heritage Trail, this 5km track meanders through the townsite, surrounding bushland, and our golf course. Make the most of the peace and quiet while admiring the flora, fauna, and at the right time of year, our orchids! If you have time be sure to take a drive out to the small pioneering town of Gabbin, you can enjoy a walk along the heritage trail and it will take you on a journey back in time to where it all began, showcasing the highlights of Gabbin’s history.  We hope that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Pergande Sheepyards takes you back in time to when the local agricultural settlers made use of local products available to them to establish the industry in the region.