Western Australia: Southern Central
"The Heart of the West Australian Wheat Belt"
Pink Lakes, Rock Formations and Coloured Crops!
The wheat belt of Australia was once just that, with some barley and oats thrown in for something different. Now Sorgum and other grains and crops dot the landscape and the everchanging seasons bring everchanging landscape colour.
Wave Rock Hyden
Grain Crop Arthur River
Beverley Railway Station
Ballooning over Northam
Pink Lake Dumbleyung
Then there are the unique pink lakes, formed from special salt mixtures and at the right time are so exuberant in colour and with the contrasting red rock and white salt lakes it is a photographers paradise.
Wagin, meaning the 'Emu's Watering Place', is located 228 kms south east of Perth in the heartland of Western Australia's Southern Central Wheat Belt.
It is home of the Woolorama Ag Show, the largest agricultural show in Western Australia and 'Bart' the Ram; a 9 metre high sculpture standing firmly in the central Wetlands Park since 1985.
Sculptured by Andrew Hickson it is 13 metres long and weighs 4 tonnes.
Narrogin:- VISIT SHIRE OF NARROGIN
Northam:- VISIT SHIRE OF NORTHAM
Wagin:- VISIT SHIRE OF WAGIN
Williams:- VISIT SHIRE OF WILLIAMS
Brookton:- VISIT SHIRE OF BROOKTON
Merredin:- VISIT SHIRE OF MERREDIN
Peel and Southern Central Regions Road Map
Photos: Wave Rock Hyden, Grain Crop at sunrise Arthur River: Lyle Stacpoole; Beverley Railway Station: Frank Pittorino; Ballooning over Northam: Scott Phillipe; Pink Lake Dumbleyung: James Palmer Focus Oz;