Welcome to the Wheatbelt Science Trail

There is nowhere on Earth like the Western Australian Wheatbelt. DO, SEE or LEARN at over fifty unique sites throughout the region.

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When you͛re watching a film you might not have considered the pretty amazing technological developments that have occurred over the years to make your experience possible. Why not contemplate this scientific marvel while watching a film at Koorda͛s Drive-In Cinema?…

Just down the road in Pingelly you’ll find the UWA Future Farm which has cutting edge agricultural innovations in development, but at the Avondale Discovery Farm you can get a glimpse of the ingenuity of our farmers of the past.…

It’s common to see homes with solar panels attached to the roof. Less common is solar in commercial premises. But the trend is changing with large-scale commercial solar projects taking off. The Wheatbelt is leading the way with pioneering solar generation systems popping up.…

Goomalling serves up a quintessential Wheatbelt icon, the wheat bin, in a distinctly different way. If you venture out to their grain receiving point, you’ll find something a bit unusual. So unusual in fact, it’s believed to be the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.…

If you are looking for a monster rock, Kokerbin is the spot to check out. At 122m high, it’s thought to be the third largest inselberg in Australia (behind Uluru and Mt Augustus) and contains interesting formations, caves and a deep well. It also provides essential habitat for some very special animals.…

Fantasised about traveling to Mars? Turns out you can experience an analog to Martian environments right here in the Wheatbelt.…

The Wheatbelt is lucky to have dark skies which are ideal for stargazing. The Observatory takes advantage of this by hosting stargazing nights outdoors on their Julimar property. They will have you seeing stars.…

You might think a museum focused agriculture in the Wheatbelt would be more for history buffs. But at the Wyalkatchem CBH Agriculture Museum, you’ll find a celebration of the innovations and inventions that proliferated from agricultural farmers (and inventors) across the region.…

The Residency is a hands-on museum where you can explore the history, culture and technology of the region’s past and how this relates to today. There are a range of activities from quiet to active, all linked to an exhibition area so adults can help children understand the displays whilst having lots of fun.…

It may look like a simple bowl-shaped depression in the landscape, but this site is most likely the result of a meteoroid on a collision course with Earth around 83 million years ago. It’s hard to believe but at the time the area of impact was a shallow marine environment.…

Ever wondered what 20 tonnes of lobster looks like? See the Western Rock Lobster industry up close on a self-guided tour of this lobster processing facility. See how this premium grade seafood is processed and prepared for sale and export.…

Have you ever dreamed of spending a night with the stars? No, not at the Oscars, the actual stars! At the Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC) Observatory, you can take advantage of the state-of-the-art telescopes and fully retractable roof to gaze upon the stars, moon or even the Sun. The Gravity Discovery Centre is right next door, where you'll find the Leaning Tower of Gingin, the Biodiversity Gallery and the famous Zadko Telescope.…

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The first round of sites on this map were listed in August 2017 and made possible by a Community Chest Fund grant, Inspiring Australia and our volunteers. The trail also features a Geo Trail, a series of geocaches throughout the region.

Want to know more? If you would like more information or would like to support us to add more sites to the map, visit our FAQs. To find out more about the people who made this possible see our acknowledgements page.

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