Things To Do
Victoria Plains is an area renowned for its rich history, vibrant wildflower displays and thriving agriculture. If you are planning a trip to New Norcia, exploring the Avon Valley, or the rural charm of the wheatbelt you’ll find our small townships easily accessible along your travels. So why not take an alternative route, and enjoy colourful roadside wildflower displays, impressive yellow fields of canola and many charming little towns to stop and relax.
Claims the first settled farm in the district and features the historic Bolgart Hotel built in 1916 and the Bolgart Bell Tower. The Bolgart Caravan Park has green lawns and shady trees to enjoy. There is a new park with BBQ facilities, a tourist information bay south of the town and a lovely mural at the primary school. Sites at the Bolgart Caravan Park are $22 per night or $110 per week. For caravan park bookings please contact Annette Lee on (08) 9627 5220.
Boshack - Bolgart South
This secluded property is 1 1/2 hrs from Perth. This family run enterprise has an "Outback Oasis" environment covering 350 acres of pristine bushland with a large fresh water lake fed by natural springs and a pioneers waterhole still in place. Here you can experience the special flora and fauna of the Western Australian wilderness in its natural state.
Is the administrative centre of the Shire. It is home to the Shire Office, public library, sportsground, and cemetery. A tourist information bay is located on the main street, or further information and local brochures are available from the Shire Office during opening hours . The Calingiri Caravan Park is $22 per night or $110 per week and bookings can be made through the Shire.
During wildflower season join Sarah from Carrah Wildflower Walks on a guided tour through good quality wandoo and marri woodlands, followed by either high tea at their strawbale home or billy tea around the campfire. For more details or bookings contact 0459 212 780.
Originally the Monastery bred horses in this area for sale to India. Later owned by the Midland Railway Company. Yerecoin is a thriving little town with a popular Tavern and a good community spirit.
Yerecoin Wayside Rest Area
A payment of $15 per night for the use of the site would be appreciated as funds go towards the costs of cleaning, electricity and water charges. Payment by cash can be left in an envelope at the local shop (Yerecoin Traders) or out of hours in the post box marked "Local Letters" at the shop (Yerecoin Traders). Any cheques should be made out to the Yerecoin Progress Association.
If you have any queries regarding the Wayside Rest Area please phone 0400999593.
Yerecoin Facilities for Travellers and Tourists
Public toilets are located at the Wayside Rest Area.
Yerecoin Traders provide groceries, hardware, petrol, diesel and postal services. They have also opened a small café area and are fast become renown for their big breakfasts and awesome hamburgers. Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.00pm and Saturday 8.30am to 12 noon.
Yerecoin Tavern provides meals and beverages along with accommodation. Open Monday to Friday from 4.00pm until late and Saturday and Sunday from noon until late (closing times may vary).
Wildflowers abound in this quaint little town. The huge grain storage facilities have a capacity for about 110,000 tonnes.
A popular stop for travellers. The old stone post office and store are of interest, plus a rare patch and home of the endangered species of wildflower, the Mogumber Bell. The Mogumber Tavern is open daily 4pm to late on weekdays and 11am to late on weekends and public holidays, and serves burgers and fish & chips as counter meals.
Public toilets are located behind the Hall.
Overnight camping is accommodated at the Tavern or caravan clubs can contact the Mogumber Progress Association to stay on the oval.
Mogumber is also the home of the popular New Years Eve Rodeo event. A real, full point scoring rodeo competition. Get all the details from the Mogumber Outback Club, https://www.facebook.com/events/935471786565512/
The Mogumber Outback Club also run regular junior rodeo events at the Mogumber Arena, email firstname.lastname@example.org or view their Facebook page for more information.
Is located in the west of the Shire and features a beautiful seasonal display of wildflowers.
The Benedictine Community of New Norcia is a world renowned tourist destination being the only monastic township in Australia.
Founded by Spanish Benedictine monk Dom Rosendo Salvado in 1847, the town has 69 Spanish influenced buildings, 27 of which are listed by the Nation Trust because of their significant heritage value.
Tours of the town operate twice daily from the museum. For more information see their website www.newnorcia.wa.edu.au.
Wyening mission and winery is located in the south east of the Shire. Now privately owned, the buildings are gradually being restored. Morning Teas and Cooking Schools are regular activities and the annual Wine and Cheese night is held in September each year and is a lovely evening of wine, cheese and music. The Wyening Mission is open to the public by appointment only.
For further information contact Leonie or Ruth Young or visit their Website www.wmfarm.com.au.
Take your time exploring Victoria Plains and surrounds, enjoying the historical charm and abundance of natural beauty.
Discover Golden Horizons
The Avon Valley
Explore the country charm of the Avon Valley, nestled amidst a colourful patchwork of green rolling hills and winding streams, a leisurely drive east of Perth.
For information about the Avon Valley including online accommodation bookings, a comprehensive calendar of events, business directory, dining out options and much more please visit www.avonvalleywa.com.au
Enjoy a picturesque drive to the fringe of Perth where you enter the perfect example of Western Australia's wheatbelt and immerse yourself in the rural lifestyle of the Golden Horizons.
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