located 192 km south-east of Perth, in the heart of the Wheatbelt. With a
variety of accommodation, cafes and shops, Narrogin
is an ideal base to explore the region.
Aboriginal people gave this area the name 'Gnarojin' meaning 'place of
water'. The first Europeans who moved into the area as shepherds and
sandalwood cutters in the early 1860s and the township of Narrogin was
declared in 1897.From 1905 Narrogin became the major rail junction for the
Upper Great Southern railway line and was home to a large migrant camp
after WW2. Today Narrogin is a growing
regional centre surrounded by rich agricultural lands.
Most of the major industries in the Narrogin
area are farm and agriculturally based such as abattoirs, feed lots,
piggeries and a hay press plant. The farms in the Narrogin area produce
grain, sheep, pigs, cattle and support a growing merino stud breeding
industry. Some of the emerging industries in Narrogin include a
world-first oil mallee processing plant, furniture manufacturing and
Things to See and Do
With a variety of accommodation, Narrogin
is a great base to explore the area’s natural and historical
attractions. Some of the attractions in the area include:
Dryandra Art, Food and Wine self-drive trail will
provide families and individuals with a wonderful way to celebrate.
Twenty three venues will be open from 10am till 4pm on Saturday 10th and
Sunday 11th May, 2014 (Mother's Day weekend) throughout the Dryandra
Country region. Venues are located in the towns of Cuballing, Narrogin,
Pingelly, Popanyinning, Wagin, Wandering, Wickepin, Williams and the
Lions Dryandra Woodland Village. Visitors will be able to enjoy the art,
craft, music, food and wine produced within this area of the wheatbelt.
Well over 100 artists and craft workers will have items on display and
for sale. Special Mother's Day lunches and other events, such as gallery
openings, will add to the enjoyment.
Woodland 22 km NW of Narrogin
Woodland Nature Reserve is one
of the best wildlife destinations in the South West. Take a walk through
the woodland and watch for some of the local wildlife including echidnas,
kangaroos, woylies and the elusive numbats.
Barna Mia 30 km NW of Narrogin
within Dryandra Woodland is Barna Mia, an animal viewing enclosure for
endangered marsupials. Take a guided nocturnal tour through Barna Mia and
watch for bilbies, wallabies, bandicoots and woylies. Tours of Barna Mia
run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Group tours
available on alternative nights. Please phone CALM on 9881 9200 to book.
Albert Facey Homestead 37
km east of Narrogin
back in time at the homestead of Albert Facey, author of the novel ‘A
Fortunate Life’. The
homestead has been lovingly restored to reflect Albert’s life in
Wickepin and is a unique example of farming life during the great
Historical Village 50
km S of Narrogin
Historical Village recreates daily life in an early Australian pioneer
settlement. Visit 24 original and replica buildings including the shearing
shed, settler’s cottages and blacksmith shop.
farming life at a local Farmstay.
warm country hospitality whilst gaining an understanding of daily life on
a working Narrogin farm.
17 km E of Narrogin
to the top of Yilliminning Rock and enjoy panoramic views of the area.
Watch for rock dragons who bask in the sun and scamper over the rock.
is blessed with a wealth of floral beauty during spring. From Highbury to
Dryandra Woodland to Foxes Lair, the area bursts with colour during August
For more information visit The
Greater Dryandra Region The alternative nightlife!