The Shire of Lake Grace has four towns within its boundary - Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King and Varley and is one of the largest agricultural Shires in the State.
There are so many things to do in Lake Grace depending on what you prefer and nearly all of them are FREE!
There are historical museums, cultural story trails, public art displays, beautiful salt lakes, unusual rock formations and wildflower walks to inspire any level of photographer. For the more adventurous there is the John Hollands Track which is only accessible to 4WDs.
Stay a while in the town of Newdegate which lies at the centre of the shire.
Newdegate was settled in 1922 and 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, though smaller, is a self-sufficient farming community which hosts one of the State’s major agricultural events – Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Travel east along the fascinating Lake King Causeway as you cross 10 kms of salt lakes studded with natural scrub and wildflowers. Take time to enjoy the scenery along the longest WA road built across a salt lake.
Lake King Progress Association has worked to improve the community since 1930 and many of the facilities are created through their initiative. Drive down the to Roe Hill Look-out through a conservation reserve of native fauna. Another magnificent tourist attraction on the eastern end of the Norseman Road is Peak Charles, which rises 480 metres above the surroundings.
Pack a picnic and travel a scenic landscape to the town of Varley.
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.