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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The Wheatbelt is lucky to have dark skies which are ideal for stargazing. Join "Galaxy Girl" at Stargazers Club WA and discover a whole new world of stargazing & astronomy for beginners. A great start to your astronomical journey!…

Mt Caroline Nature Reserve is more than just an interesting place to visit – it’s a great example of community action against feral animals in practice.…

Collgar Wind Farm is a renewable energy project at Merredin. Farmers in the area have leased out parts of their properties for the project, to create the largest wind farm in Western Australia (and the largest wind farm in a single state in the southern hemisphere), stretching over 18,000 hectares (or 180 square kilometres). Collgar Wind Farm makes a huge contribution towards decreasing Western Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions – equal to planting 1 million trees!…

We often forget to appreciate our ready access water in the modern world, but places like Billiburning Rock were vital for aboriginal people and early pioneers to access this vital resource.…

If you thought Wave Rock at Hyden was ‘one of a kind’, you haven’t heard about Elachbutting Rock. Elachbutting is thought to mean ‘that things standing’ in the local aboriginal dialect and given the impressive rock formation, it seems likely that this name originates from the rock feature.…

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from and the process it takes before it gets to you? The Narembeen Grain Discovery Centre is an interpretive centre like no other. Step through its doors and get taken on a journey of Western Australia’s grain industry from paddock to plate. The informative displays and interactive elements will leave you intrigued and interested.…

Eaglestone Rock is a natural granite rock and cave formation at Lake Brown, about 20 kilometres north-east of Nungarin. With views over the lake, shady patches suitable for a picnic or barbeque and lots areas for kids to explore, the rock is a great destination for a family day out. Alternatively, if you’re more the type who likes to get the adrenalin pumping, rock climbing is available.…

Billycatting Hill Nature Reserve is located in the eastern Wheatbelt, 16 kilometres north-east of the town of Kununoppin. It is the largest nature reserve in the Wheatbelt. It encompasses some 2500 hectares and there are two trails to explore, as well as visitor facilities.…

All that glitters might be gold in Westonia! The town of Westonia, in the eastern Wheatbelt region, is home to the Edna May Gold Mine, which has produced more than 600,000 ounces of gold since it opened in 1910. That’s about 17,000 kilograms!…

In the 1800’s travelling from Perth out to the Goldfields was no easy feat. The advent of the railway heralded the opportunity for mass transportation of people and goods, but it required some impressive engineering solutions. Karalee Dam was a vital part of this rail link.…

Blackboy Ridge is a walking trail in Upper Chittering. The 1.5 kilometre return walk starts at the picnic area in the reserve, leads visitors up the hill where they are rewarded with spectacular views from the lookout, then back down, perhaps to enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural surroundings. The trail is rated Grade 3 for difficulty, so is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, though some bushwalking experience is recommended. Allow about 45 minutes to complete the return trip.…

The Carnaby’s Cockatoo Interpretive Walk is one of several Eco Trails in Moora. The Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is endemic to south west Western Australia, which means this is the only part of the world they naturally occur. However, they are now endangered along with other black cockatoos and their numbers continue to decline.…

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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.