Westonia is just a tiny outpost of a town, surrounded by beautiful woodlands way out east on the far edge of the Wheat Belt. You don’t have to travel far from Westonia before wheat paddocks give way to iron-stained red earth, gimlet gums and sheep stations of Western Australia’s vast Outback and Eastern Gold Fields. […]
Elachbutting Rock in the North East Wheat Belt is a huge granite monolith surrounded by a beautiful woodland nature reserve. The rock has many interesting features to explore, panoramic views from up on top, and a basic campsite. One of the highlights of a visit to Elachbutting Rock is walking through Monty’s Pass, a tunnel-cave […]
Westonia Attractions and Things to Do in and Around Town: Old Buildings in the Historic Westonia Town Centre One of the main Westonia attractions is the town centre itself. Wander around and take note of old buildings (not all of them as old as they seem!) in contrast to the newly revamped main street with […]
Of all the huge granite outcrops in the Wheat Belt Elachbutting Rock is up there with the most impressive and fun to explore. This large granite monolith sits right in the middle of a pristine nature reserve on the edge of the Wheat Belt near Mukinbudin. The most interesting features of the rock include a […]
Welcome to Westonia! Every WA Wheat Belt town has its gimmicky entrance sign or town emblem sculpture, but on our road trip through WA’s Wheat Belt and Gold Fields last winter, Mum and I found the entrance to Westonia more weird and whimsical than usual. When we reached the main turn-off from Carrabin-Westonia Road onto […]
Westonia is a small town on the eastern edge of Western Australia’s Wheat Belt with a population of 278 (in 2011). It began as a gold mining settlement, but over the years wheat and sheep farming became the main industries that sustained the population through times of boom and bust in the gold mining industry.
Driving down Wolfram Street, the main street of Westonia, Mum and I spotted a tiny cute little church off to the side of the road on the left. It was just beyond the centre of town, where old homes and buildings blend in among the gimlet trees and salmon gums. Of course we had to […]