In partnership with the Shire of Wickepin.
The Shire of Wickepin is located 210 kilometres south-east of Perth, and is an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from the CBD. Located inland almost halfway between Perth and Bunbury, the Shire is home to the towns of Wickepin, Yealering, Harrismith and Tincurrin.
Come and explore the Shire of Wickepin’s many attractions, which are rich in history and nature. Discover the towns in the Shire and visit the Albert Facey Homestead, Wickepin Heritage Walk Trail, Yarling Brook, Malyalling Nature Reserve, Lake Yealering, and Toolibin Lake. Catch a glimpse of the world-famous Western Australian wildflowers, and enjoy the Shire’s astrotourism, complete with a stay at one of the many caravan parks.
The Albert Facey Homestead can be found in the main street of Wickepin. The homestead celebrates the life of Albert Facey, author of the bestselling autobiography, A Fortunate Life. The homestead was moved into town from a farm property, and has been lovingly restored to reflect the harsh and simple lifestyle of the early 1930s.
Only 15 kilometres north of Wickepin, Malyalling Nature Reserve is home to rare and unique wildflowers during spring and summer, including the spider and donkey orchid varieties.
The small town of Yealering is located 27 kilometres north of Wickepin, and has a population of only 104. Yealering is also thought to be the only country town in Western Australia that has a lake within the town’s boundary. Yealering’s picturesque setting is complemented with picnic and barbecue facilities, and includes tennis courts, a bowling green, and a cricket oval. The 18-hole golf course that surrounds the lake features a unique tee box set out over the water. You can also find the Yealering Town Hall and the Yealering Caravan Park on the lake’s shore.
Harrismith is located 45 kilometres south-east of Wickepin, and the area boasts some of Western Australia’s most unique wildflowers. A well-defined walking trail with informative signage surrounds the town and showcases the region’s magnificent display of orchids, verticordias, grevilleas and banksias. The town also has a number of historical displays and memorabilia on offer, including the renowned Rabbit Proof Fence.
Wickepin is truly a fortunate place. Come and explore the beautiful region – you’re bound to fall in love with the landscape!
For more information, visit www.wickepin.wa.gov.au.