Welcome to the Pathways to Wave Rock

Which path will you take?

It’s time to hit the road and make your road trip to Wave Rock an experience to remember. Discover the magic of ancient granite outcrops with spectacular views, natural bushland bursting with vibrant wildflowers in season, spectacular dark night skies filled with billions of stars, and immerse yourself in the experience of the Western Australian Wheatbelt and true country hospitality.

The Pathways to Wave Rock self-drive trail links the Shires of Beverley, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen and Quairading and offers a range of unique experiences across the region.

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Although best known for Wave Rock, there is so much more for
travellers to do in and around the well-equipped and thriving
community of Hyden, including amazing rock formations,
dazzling seasonal wildflowers and clear starry nights.

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Located between Wave Rock and the Great Eastern Highway,
Narembeen is the perfect place to explore. Discover a rich history
at the Narembeen Civic Precinct with the many museums on offer.

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Bruce Rock delivers an exciting experience for travellers that
enjoy picnicking, bushwalking and camping under bright starry
skies or resting in a town with great facilities and friendly people.

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The community of Quairading is vibrant, friendly and ready and
waiting for you to call in for a visit. With a townsite boasting
beautiful gardens, an iconic town hall and magnificent piece of metal
art, Quairading is a very inviting stop on the Pathways to Wave Rock.

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The heritage wheatbelt town of Beverley is 130
kilometres east of Perth on the Avon River.
Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western
Australia’s oldest settlements.

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This grain and grazing town is nestled in the heart of the Wheatbelt
only 235km south east of Perth on the Brookton Highway.
Corrigin has a rich agricultural heritage; the district produces
around 171 thousand tonnes of wheat in an average year.
It boasts a friendly atmosphere for both residents and visitors.

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Kondinin, traversed in 1848 by Surveyor General J.S. Roe,
was first settled in 1909. Preservation of a number of original
buildings has enhanced its town centre. Rock formations,
wild flowers, amazing starry nights, great facilities and friendly
people make Kondinin a great spot to break your journey.

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Karlgarin is a small and proud Wheatbelt town to a community
of 93 people. Karlgarin is a town located 321 kilometres southeast
of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
A small traditional farming town, most of the farmers trade in
sheep, cattle, wheat, oat, canola, barley and lupins.

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Kulin provides the perfect base to explore the Eastern Wheatbelt.
Easy day trips can be made to many of the region’s unique
sights via the iconic Tin Horse Highway.

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Travel to Wave Rock via Lake Grace and experience wide open
spaces, bright stars, vast salt lakes and friendly country towns.
Marvel at the beauty of farming landscape and natural salt lakes,
shimmering in shades of pink, green and mauve. The Lake Grace
Shire encompasses Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King and Varley.

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Newdegate lies at the centre of the Shire of Lake
Grace. Settled in 1922, the railway line was extended
from Lake Grace in 1926. By 1928, Newdegate had four
general stores, a hotel, baker, saddler, two garages,
fruit shop and a town hall. Today the town is a
self-sufficient farming community which hosts one
of the State’s major agricultural events –
Newdegate Machinery Field Days.

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Travel east from Lake Grace along the fascinating Lake King
Causeway as you cross 10 kms of salt lakes studded with
natural scrub and wildflowers. Take in the view as you
experience the longest WA road built across a salt lake.

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Varley was established in 1939 and now has a
population of approximately 50 living within the town
and district. The town has a comprehensive museum
(Seward Avenue) with fine displays of memorabilia and
historic town records. Locals and visitors can play lawn
bowls, netball and tennis at the Recreation Centre or
chase the white ball around the 18-hole golf course.

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White and yellow wildflowers in a field on the Pathways to Wave Rock self drive trail


The wildflower season is one of the Eastern Wheatbelt’s most precious natural treasures attracting visitors, wildflower groups and scientists annually. To appreciate these remarkable displays there are many nature reserves with walk trails within the region.

Outdoor Adventure

If getting outside is your thing, then the Western Australian Wheatbelt is ready and waiting for you. Discover the magic of ancient granite rocks, wide open spaces, nature based walking trails, stunning flora and fauna, and dark skies full of stars that need to be seen to be believed. What’s not to love? Come and join us and take some time for an Outdoor Adventure to explore this amazing region.

Sculptures in front of a lake along the Pathways to Wave Rock
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Self-Drive Trails

If you are driving around the Pathways to Wave Rock region, depending on where you are driving from, there are a number of other drive experiences that make ideal companion drives to the Trail.

Great Eats & Drinks

There’s a lot about Western Australia that makes it unique, and if discovering hidden gems or enjoying a good old-fashioned yarn is your thing, then the Wheatbelt is a must for your next getaway. There’s something about this part of WA that makes for a great road trip full of unexpected adventures – especially when it comes to eating…

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The Central Wheatbelt is a wonder waiting to be enjoyed. Time your visit with a special event, agricultural experience or select an attraction that will make your visit memorable.

Come and meet the locals and see what’s on in each of our quaint and friendly towns as you make your way along the Pathway to Wave Rock. 

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The Pathways to Wave Rock Audio Tour Podcast is a collaboration of historical stories, local and visitor information, read by community members from Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Hyden, Narembeen, Bruce Rock and Quairading.

The podcast is available to download for FREE on any Podcast App on your smart device. 

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