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Newdegate

General:
Newdegate is a small rural community in the Great
Southern region, located between Lake Grace and Lake King. It is 271km north of Albany and 90kms west of Ravensthorpe. Currently the region supports mixed farming activities including cropping,
stock and agriculturally related contract business.
Newdegate hosts the Newdegate Machinery Field Days each year on the first Wednesday and Thursday of
September. The Field Days are one of WA’s premier agricultural and family events with the town’s population swelling by thousands during the week leading up to the event. The forty hectare site comprises machinery, agricultural goods, regional
produce, art and craft displays. Demonstrations include crop information, wool promotions, events, stud stock displays, food fashion, carnival rides and stalls.
Attractions:
Hainsworth Museum - Located in the heart of
Newdegate the Hainsworth Museum is a beautiful
reconstruction of a bygone era, originally a grocery store established in 1931/32.
The John Holland Way and the HollandTrack
On the John Holland Way you can follow the traces of John Holland’s 1893 epic journey when he and his partners cut the now famous Holland Track. This was used by gold miners to travel to Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Much of the original route of the Holland Track now passes through private property,
nature reserves or is part of the local road network. There are still many points of interest
relating to Holland and his party to be found along the John Holland Way which follows the track as closely as possible on sealed and unsealed roads suitable for conventional two wheel drive vehicles and caravans. Explore the salt lakes along the ancient river systems and enjoy the spectacular spring wildflowers, Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve, the historical Lake Biddy town site, Holland Rock and Holland Tank. Map and information book available from the Newdegate Community Resource Centre and the Lake Grace Visitor Centre.
Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve
Follow the North Newdegate Road to Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve and enjoy its natural beauty, resplendent in spring wildflowers.
Lake Biddy Former 1922 townsite with old hall, shop, sports ground and Anglican Church.
Dickman Rock (known locally as Marchetti’s
Rock) Dickman Rock is located in a water reserve adjacent to Haigh Road east of Newdegate. This rock is one of the original water catchments for the Newdegate area. It has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside, especially in the wildflower season. Lake Bryde When full is a popular water skiing and canoeing venue with bush camping.