Fun, Quirky & Epic Attractions
If you are driving around the Pathways to Wave Rock region, its worth checking out these attractions - they're the ones that are a little bit unique and that you weren't expecting!
The Beverley Soaring Society is the largest gliding club in Western Australia. Book a flight, learn how to fly, or feel free to just visit to watch as the gliders are towed in the air.
Vincent Street Walk Trail
This award-winning trail guides you on a tour of the stunning heritage buildings in Beverley. Download the app by scanning the QR code at the trail head just outside the Beverley Visitor centre. As you walk along Vincent Street pedestals will be found outside the buildings of significance or follow the map on the Augmented app reality app. Each identified place has cultural significance to the Beverley community.
Known as Kokerbin Hill, it is the third largest monolith in Australia and is recognized as an interesting unspoilt spot for flora and fauna study. It covers 9 hectares and is 122m high with interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side. Situated approximately 40km north-west of Bruce Rock, the picnic and barbecue facilities that are available make to an ideal location for a pleasant outing with family and friends.
The Rock is situated within the Kokerbin Nature Reserve which is administered by the Department of Parks and wildlife. The picnic area is administered by the Shire of Bruce Rock.
There is a road around the base of the Rock. Parking areas there allow you to stop, and walk to the top for a view of a lifetime. The road will take you past such sites as the Well, and give you good views of Devils Marbles.
The Park features 11 specific memorials accompanied by information boards outlining the story and meaning behind each memorial. There are also eight sculptures and artworks featured throughout the park, all interpretations of the theme ‘war and peace’, with the highlight being a. replica peace window from the Bruce Rock St Peters Church.
The Peace Window was the first stained glass window in Australia dedicated to Vietnam Veterans. The window was a project of the Bruce Rock Veterans Group, and was installed during the inaugural Back to the Bush Veterans Reunion in 2001.
All of this is set amongst gardens, walk paths, seating, and a gazebo in the centre for people to rest, reflect, and remember those we loved and those who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and our way of life.
The park is a peaceful and non-sectarian space, for all Australians. Whether during the day or at night when the park is beautifully lit, we encourage locals and visitors to our town to visit the Bruce Rock Remembrance Park as a place of significance and reflection.
Established in 1974, the Dog Cemetery is a tribute to Man’s Best Friend. With over 200 loved ones now buried, the cemetery is unique to Corrigin and worth a visit. Take time to read some of the headstones of beloved pets in their final resting place.
Located 5kms west of town on the Brookton Highway, the Cemetery is landmarked by a statue of a large dog. Any person is welcome to bury their dog at the cemetery, although contact with the Shire office must be made first. Call the office on (08) 9063 2203 during business hours.
The Lace Place
The Lace Place Museum was built in 1990 to house the Blackburn Collection. Mrs Margaret Blackburn OAM JP of Perth (1920 -1990) had a keen interest in history and lace. To her own inherited family collection, she added pieces from Australia and overseas and was able to incorporate several smaller collections. Her Order of Australia Medal was awarded for service to Commercial Education.
Miniture Soldier Military Display
The toy solider collection was previously owned by Alex Smith who amassed 10,000 toy soldiers over 60 years in displays depicting battles fought over hundreds of years.
Wave Rock makes Hyden a unique attraction, which separates itself from dozens of small towns in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. Wave Rock is about 15 metres high, 100 metres long and shaped like a breaking ocean wave. Wave Rock is about 2.7 billion years old, making it one of the oldest rocks in the world.
Located 5km east of Hyden and is signposted, will take you to the car park at the base of Wave Rock.
There is an entry fee of $12 per vehicle and then it is a 100m walk to see the Wave Rock.
There are a number of walking trails at Wave Rock, which will take you up and around the rock and to the other rock formations. Trail maps can be collected at the Shire of Kondinin office or at the Wave Rock kiosk.
For further information on Wave Rock and surrounding areas go to http://waverock.com.au/
Lake Magic & Salt Pool
Lake Magic has situated about 1.5km to the north of Wave Rock. The water in the lake is clear but salty and the lake base is made of gypsum and is surrounded by beach sand around the perimeter.
Lake magic is known for the water changing colours from green to pink. Wake early to experience the lake at sunrise and marvel over the colour changes as the sun comes up over the horizon.
Located 12km east of Kondinin offering shady picnic areas, two walk trails with interpretive signage and 360 degree views from the summit. Yeerakine Rock is also a great place to view wildflowers each September and October. The best time to view the inspiring Light Horse memorial is during Kondinin’s dawn ANZAC Day service.
Tin Horse Highway
The Tin Horse Highway is dynamic and changing with new horses being added each year. One of next year’s editions could be your new favourite tin horse! We also have an Annual Tin Horse Competition which coincides with the Kulin Bush Races. The Tin Horse Highway is a laughing matter!
The dusty paddocks surrounding Kulin have become a gallery of bright, quirky, community creations. What started as an authentic community marketing campaign to promote the annual Kulin Bush Races has become one of Western Australia’s most popular self-drives. The Tin Horse Highway provides a seriously entertaining drive and a fun alternative route to iconic Wave Rock. The Tin Horse Highway is FREE and OPEN all year round.
Giant Water Slide and Aquatic Centre
The biggest water slide in regional WA! At 182m long and 18m high, the Kulin Water Slide provides hours of endless summer fun and excitement for people of all ages. For a more relaxing experience, cool off in our brand new swimming pool. For those not so fond of heights, our newly re-developed swimming pool offers a high quality aquatic experience. Facilities include a 25m lap pool, learn to swim pool, beach entry, tiny tots pool, BBQ’s and half-court basketball.
The Aquatic Centre and Water Slide are open in the summer months. For enquiries, please contact the Pool and Slide Manager during pool opening hours.
Located 70 kilometres east of Kulin, off the Holt Rock Road on route to Wave Rock, Buckley’s Breakaway is a picturesque landform where erosion has cut through the orange laterite and formed spectacular white cliffs and gullies from the underlying clay. The gully is dominated by Cypress Pine, Blue Mallet and Box Poison, but it is the top of the “breakaway” which carries the most interesting plants. Look for delicate orchids, trigger plants and sundews. At the site you will find interpretive information about the area, a fabulous picnic spot and endless photo opportunities!
Painted by Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Lake King’s “Stuck Truck” is an interesting attraction worth stopping for a look.
Located on the Hyden Lake King road, Lake King.
Lake King Bush Engineers Museum
A display of local farm tractors that have been modified to suit the farm & conditions.
Pioneering Woman Mural
A mural inspired by the women pioneers of the district—from European settlement to present. Featuring 48 remarkable women from rural Western Australia. These are the women who built their communities and transformed local politics, who worked in the home and in the paddock, who spoke out and acted up. Stories and profiles are published from local author Michelle Slarke in her book Farsite, available for purchase through the Lake Grace Visitor Centre. The Mural is located on the main street in Lake Grace opposite the Visitor Centre and facing the war memorial.
Australian Inland Mission Hospital Museum
One of three remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospitals, and the only one in WA, this museum will take you back to some old style medical wards and artefacts. Walk through the old style wards, duty room, kitchen and laundry to expereince the atmosphere of an early twentieth century rural hospital. OPEN by appointment, call into the Lake Grace Visitor Centre for more information or use the phone located on the front veranda.
The Narembeen Hawk
A trip to Narembeen wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see the Narembeen Hawk, sitting proudly at the entrance of the Narembeen Recreation Centre. The Narembeen Hawk was unveiled at the opening of the new Narembeen Recreation Centre in April 2016, designed and constructed by local artist Jordan Sprigg who creates unique sculptures from historically worn and recycled metal. The Hawk has an impressive 2.5m wingspan and includes 1,000 individually cut feathers, taking 260 hours to complete. The sculpture includes metal collected from around the district, with some metal dating back to the early settlers of Narembeen. The Shire of Narembeen is proud to showcase a local artist’s inspirational creation as a centrepiece to the Narembeen Recreation Centre.
First Settlers Museum
The best way to see this collection is by a guided walk around Narembeen. The collection sits over four sites, all within walking distance of the Narembeen Road District Board building, the main museum site. The collection at the main site includes sports memorabilia, an extensive set of local farm ledgers, and family history documents. The other four sites include the first Narembeen church and religious collection, a Returned Service League (RSL) collection and a farm machinery collection.
PUBLIC Silo Trail
FORM’s PUBLIC Silo Trail is a creative project celebrating regional Western Australia. The initiative transforms country infrastructure into sites of world class mural art, with the State’s Epic grain storage silos being the highest profile land marks in the series. The project promotes regional communities as vital and vibrant contributors to Australia’s cultural identity. Each site is painted by a different artist, and showcases something significant to the site.
Located off Maley Street, Newdegate.
Newdegate Skate Park
Professionally designed and suitable for all ages and skill levels, the Newdegate Skate Park is the perfect place to stop and explore.
The concrete skate park has a mini ramp and extension, adventure playground, shade shelters, grass areas, family space, water fountain and mural artwork by Bradley Eastman (Beastman), spanning the eastern side of the park. Plenty of space for the kids (and big kids) to run around, cut some laps on the skate board or explore the playground, while parents can take five and enjoy a seat under under the shade shelters.
Located on the corner of Mitchell and Maley Streets, the Skate Park is open to the public at all times.
A life-size spanish bull, expertly sculpted from recycled metal parts by Narembeen’s Jordan Spigg, stands proudly in Quairading – currently outside the Town Hall. Resembling strength, passion and prosperity, he’s a sight to be behold and just one stop on Jordan Sprigg’s Art Trail across the state.
Railway Station Visitor Centre
Open most week day mornings with local info and know how. Wood sculptures by the late Ian Wills on display and a kettle that’s always on.
Exhibits from the 1920s and also a tourist information point is found in the Varly Store, the town has a comphrehensive museum with displays of memorabilia and town records. Hatters Hill, Rabbit Cemetery. Contact the Varley Store on 08 9875 1200
The small township of Varley is in the Lake Grace Shire. This memorial was erected by the local community in memory of all of the rabbits who lost thier lives at the Rabbit Proof Fence. The rabbit proof fence consists of three fences erected in 1902 to keep rabbits out of WA. The fence is the longest fence in the world, totalling a distance of 3,236.8 kms.