Dangin Heritage Trail
Experience our past in the Quairading District Heritage Trail. The trail starts with a walk around the Dangin townsite where the signs will provide an insight into the history of a once thriving community. Then into your car, travel through surrounding farmlands retracing early pastoral development and visiting sites of natural and historical significance.
Tall colourful metal cutouts of different shaped 'wheat' men are strategically placed around town, participating in different activities that our visitors may see any of our community members involved in, including, yabbying, playing golf, flying a plane and horse riding.
Designed by local artist Lyn Whyte, the Grain men represents Quairading's grain industry. Wesley Wheat, Lucy Lupin and Basil Barley are all featured around town and the district leading into Quairading.
See how many you can find around the district?
This is situated 11km east of town on the Bruce Rock Road. The Pink Lake is regarded locally as a natural phenomenon. At certain times of the year the left side of the lake has a distinctive pink colour, where as the right side remains blue.
Rabbit Proof Fence No. 2
This is the longest fence in the world totaling 2023 miles (3237km). It runs North South through the Shire, along the Badjaling North and South Roads. There are informative signs and tourist stops full of information. The fence was built in 1904 to keep rabbits from encroaching from the Eastern States.
Click here to learn more about the Rabbit Proof Fence.
This is the first example of a reticulated water system from a rock catchment for the township of Dangin and later Quairading. Today it is a beautiful picnic area in a lovely bush setting.
Click here to learn more about the History of Toapin Weir
Tourist Information Centre
Located in our restored railway building, is a unique display of polished Malee roots and turned local wood from local artist the late Mr Ian Wills.
Click here for information on Ian Wills Natural Wood Sculpture
Click here for information on Stacey's Lamb Train
The Vintage Museum displays beautiful vintage farm machinery, all in working order.
Secretary, Bob Swiggs, 125 McLennan Street, Quairading 9645 0123.
The open Wheatbelt – Western Australia
The open arms and the open doors of the people of Western Australia's Central Wheatbelt invite you to enjoy the open spaces and open skies of the region first explored by John Septimus Roe in 1836.
Follow the trails of John Septimus Roe (Western Australia's first Surveyor General) as he explored the region between 1836 and 1848.
Explore as he did, the many magnificent granite outcrops which have, for millennia, provided water catchment and breathtaking views for the people in the area.
The heavily timbered woodlands and low vegetated sand plains have now given way to vast farmlands of grains, sheep and cattle. Visitors can now experience the massive headers which devour 120 hectares (300 acres) of wheat crop per day and tractors of 400 plus horsepower sowing the next.
The wildflowers though, continue to blanket the ground extensively throughout spring, adding to the continually changing colour and beauty of the landscape.
The numerous farms and dozens of small towns in the area, all with populations below 1,000 offer very comfortable accommodation in the temperate climate and year-round sunshine.
With average maximum temperatures through winter in the low 20's (low 70's Fahrenheit) and through summer in the low 30's (90's Fahrenheit), visitors can always enjoy sightseeing and touring this beautiful and productive region.
The Open Wheatbelt is approximately 3 hours drive north east from Perth, 4 hours west from Kalgoorlie and 4 hours north from Albany. This unique region can be comfortably enjoyed in a short 3 to 4 day trop.
Explore the Wheatbelt including the towns of Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Kalgarin, Hyden, Narembeen, Bruce Rock and Quairading.