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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High resolution imagery from NASA satellites has been put to use guiding farming practices in the Wheatbelt for over 12 years. The images are used for an application called Pastures from Space.…

Who doesn’t love fruit? It’s a healthy, delicious, portable snack! Now, who doesn’t love fruit juice that’s been fermented and carefully aged? The science behind your favourite drop is called oenology – yes, the fermentation, aging and bottling of wine is a science!…

Congelin Siding was part of the Hotham Valley Branch (Dwarda), a railway line which ran from Pinjarra to Narrogin until it was closed in 1957. The dam was built to provide the water that steam locomotives required.…

The Lake Grace AIM ceased operating in 1952 but you can see what healthcare was like for those living in remote locations, and the story behind how this led to today’s Royal Flying Doctor Service. This is the last remaining Inland Mission Hospital building in WA.…

The Islands off Jurien Bay provide important habitat for a range of animals, from the vulnerable Australian Sea Lion to the endangered Dibbler, a cute but carnivorous marsupial! The Islands are located within the Jurien Bay Marine Park.…

You can experience underwater wonders on the Jurien Snorkel Trail, a 120 metre circuit made from artificial reef balls. Find out why snorkels are designed the way they are.…

Western Australia’s Rock Lobster industry was the first fishery in the world to be certified sustainable for the third time by the Marine Stewardship Council. Find out how science has played a key role in this achievement.…

At 182 metres long and 18 metres high, The Kulin Waterslide is the biggest in regional Western Australia. Experience physics first-hand and try it out!…

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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.