Visitor Information

Accommodation

Wyalkatchem Hotel - motel and hotel rooms, meals provided

Contact Julz 9681 1210

Wyalkatchem Railway Barracks - casual accommodation for groups or individuals. Self catering. phone 9681 1166

Wyalkatchem Travellers Park - with ensuites - contact Tom and Sue 0475 263 099

Wyalie Weekender -  sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bedding and towels provided, cooking utensils

Contact Airbnb

Wylie Stays -sleeps 6 to 7, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, towels and bedding, fully equipped kitchen

www.wyliestays.com

Mobile 0413 004 414 (Vicki)

Attractions

Less than 10 kms away from the town Korrelocking Reserve is a nature reserve, with granite outcrops and open space. Bring the family here for a picnic or to enjoy the quietness.  In Spring the ground is covered with everlastings making a colourful display. Take the road to Trayning and follow the signage.

You can access a map here.

Although in the Tammin Shire, Yorkrakine Rock is well worth a visit. It is a large outcrop of granite which towers over the surrounding countryside. It is said that John Forest started a pile of rocks on the top when he climbed it. You can add to it!  Orchids and everlastings can be found in spring and after rain tadpoles abound. A great place for a picnic with toilets on site and lots of room to run play and kick a football Yorkie Rock forms part of the Granite Way

Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum is very popular with tourists and caravanners. There is  a substantial amount of machinery here and a walk through the museum can take an hour at least for the enthusiast. See the website here

Walk back in time to the Wyalkatchem Schoolhouse Museum. Located in Gamble Street, the museum houses a school room, radio equipment, and has rooms done up as they would have been in a house in earlier times. A very interesting glimpse into the past.  The Schoolhouse Museum is open by appointment. Phone (08) 9681 1036

If you love off road motor biking West Moto Park is the place to go. Follow the signs on the way to town from Perth or from the west end of Railway Terrace. The park has 3 designated riding areas and a 10 kilometre enduro trail.  Bikes can be hired, there is a camping ground and shop. Caters for all the family.

The Walk-a Wyal Trail was created to let locals and visitors enjoy the bush around Wyalkatchem. Located at the east end of Piesse Street, there are three different tracks designated by red, blue and yellow triangles. Orchids can be seen in spring if you look hard enough.

You can access more information here

Located 20 ish kilometres towards Koorda on the old Koorda Road is Lake Cowcowing. This is a salt lake, a lovely place to take a walk. If there has been a good rainfall the lake fills up and skiiing and kayaking are popular pursuits. Last time the lake was full was 2006

Cerena Stratford is a self taught artist who lives and works with her family on a farm in Wyalkatchem, Her artwork is mostly inspired by scenes from around the farm and her travels throughout Australia.Her Benjaberring Gallery is open from time to time for exhibitions; if you are interested in a private viewing of any of Cerena’s artwork, please phone or email her in advance to make an appointment on 0427 911  191, email cerenastratford@gmail.com. Cerena also does work on commission. You can find Cerena's website here

Wells of Wyalkatchem

Wells that were built in the Wyalkatchem area played a large part in the early years of settlement of the district. As well as being used for pastoral reasons they were  essential for travellers especially those heading to the goldfields via the  Yarragin Road, where they were part of a network of wells and homesteads. Find  more information on Wyalkatchem Wells, their location and history   here

As well as the above, Wyalkatchem has clean air, open spaces, heritage buildings, murals, friendly people and is only a two and a half hour drive from Perth. Come and see why it is the town with the  "strange name, beaut place" motto!

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