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Narrogin

Visitor Centre:
Dryandra Country Visiotr Centre
Cnr Park and Fairway Streets Narrogin
Phone: (08) 9881 2064
Fax: (08) 9881 2094
General:
Narrogin is the commercial centre of the Wheatbelt South area and is a great base to explore the region. The town is surrounded by rich agricultural land and many nature reserves. Wildflowers attract many visitors during spring. There is a good choice of self drive routes enabling viewing of many different wildflowers in and around the area which are easily accessible from Narrogin. Visit a local winery or explore the rich history of the town and surrounds.
History:
Narrogin is said to derive its name from a small pool which the local Aboriginal people called ‘Gnargajin’ meaning ‘place of water’. During the 1860s and 1870s, shepherds and sandalwood cutters drew water from the pool and, when the railway was built between Beverley and Albany in the 1880s, Narrogin’s reliable water supply was an important drawcard.
Attractions:
Dryandra Country
Visitor Centre
Located on the corner of Park & Fairway St Narrogin. The Centre caters well for people visiting the region with information available on the surrounding attractions. Souvenirs, books, internet, fax and photocopying available. Ph: (08) 9881 2064. There is an RV dump point behind the visitor centre.
The town of Wickepin only a 35 minute drive away is the home of Albert Facey Homestead featured in
the book A Fortunate Life. Enjoy the walk around Yarling Brook and see heritage buildings of the town or in spring visit Malyalling Rock, Lake Yealering or Harrismith for a picnic lunch and view the beautiful orchids found in the area.
Just 15 minutes drive heading north the RV friendly town of Cuballing is the first town you come to. Take a brochure from the Visitor Centre with you and explore the heritage buildings of this well presented town now home to the Dryandra Regional Equestrian Centre.
Popanyinning affectionately known as Popo, is a small town 15 minutes further north. Take a peek at the tiny Railway Station before taking the nature walk surrounding the town.
Continuing north you will come to the RV friendly town of Pingelly. Scan the eastern horizon for the huge 15 metre high cross built by a local farmer as a symbol of peace and hope. Climb Apex lookout or visit Tutanning Reserve or Boyagin Rock. Call in for a friendly cuppa and information at the Community Craft Centre and browse through a range of local products.
Dryandra Woodland
Located 22km north-west
of Narrogin is Dryandra Woodland one of the most exciting wildlife tourism destinations in Western Australia.
Dryandra Woodland offers visitors an excellent opportunity to observe a vast array of native animals including numbats, echidnas, possums, woylies and kangaroos in their native habitat.
Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary
Located in the heart of Dryandra Woodland is Barna Mia, an endangered animal sanctuary set in a bushland enclosure of ancient grass-trees, wandoo and marri. Visitors to Barna Mia can participate in a fascinating guided spotlight walk under the stars to look for some of Western Australia’s most threatened marsupials, including the bilby and boodie. Bookings essential.
Ph: (08) 9881 9200.
Events
• Narrogin Spring Festival Oct 2015, Narrogin Agricultural Show Oct 2015, Dryandra Country Art, Food & Wine Trail, Mother’s Day weekend 2016