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 Narrogin is 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. 

The Noongar 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 wineries.  

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:

The  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.


Dryandra Woodland 22 km NW of Narrogin

Dryandra 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

Nestled 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

Step 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 depression.

Wagin Historical Village   50 km S of Narrogin  

The 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.

Experience farming life at a local Farmstay.

Enjoy warm country hospitality whilst gaining an understanding of daily life on a working Narrogin farm.

Climb Yilliminning Rock                        17 km E of Narrogin

Climb 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.

Narrogin 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 to October.

For more information visit  The Greater Dryandra Region  The alternative nightlife!

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Things to See and Do:
Dryandra Art, Food and Wine self-drive trail

Places to Eat and Wineries:

Eden Valley Farmstay
Lions Dryandra Woodland Village   Lions project A place to relax, bushwalk and enjoy our woodland setting.
Products and Services:
Unique West Australian products, gifts and souvenirs