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Wongan Hills

Visitor Centre:
Wongan Hills Visitor Centre
Wongan Hills Railway Station
Phone: 08 9671 1973
Visitor website: www.wongan.wa.gov.au
General:
Tracks, Trails & Tractors.
The name Wongan Hills translates from the Aboriginal Wongan Katta or “Whispering Hills”, referring to the wind whispering through the greenstone laterite hills which rise just North-West of the townsite. The largest single area of natural vegetation remaining in the northern wheatbelt. Surveyor General
JS Roe and his exploration party were the first Europeans to visit in November 1836.
Attractions:
A Wildflower Adventure.
Wongan Hills flora is extremely diverse with more than 1400 species of flowering plants, 24 of these species are unique to the Wongan Hills.
The concentration of wildflowers in Wongan Hills is equal to Mount Lesueur National Park, Stirling Range National Park and Fitzgerald National Park. There are numerous species of priority flora.
Mount O’Brien
Drive to the summit and visit the Centenary of Federation Wheatbelt Lookout, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside including Lake Ninan and Lake Hinds. Free BBQ facilities with lighting and enjoy wine and cheese as you catch the sunsets.
Wheel chair access.
Mount Matilda Walk Trail
Mt Matilda provides one of WA’s top five walk trails. The new interpretive flora walk taking 3 hours (5kms) and the scenic walk 5 hours (8.5 kms) to complete, it features rare and endangered flora and outstanding animals and birds.
You should see the majestic Wedge Tail Eagle, Mountain Devils, Echidnas, Mallee Fowl Mound, Pebble and Curtain Spiders. Different species of wildflowers in season, some of which are rare and endangered. Enquire at the Visitor Centre for morning departure times.
Wongan Hills Heritage Walk Trail
Walk the 2km trail, which starts and ends at the Wongan Hills Railway Station. Pass historical places of interest which are well marked.
Waddington –
Wongan Hills Road
A spectacular display of many and various wildflowers can be seen on the drive to the hills.
Reynoldson Reserve
A truly outstanding reserve in November when the verticordia abound with seven different varieties. The 1 hour walk trail resembles a massive garden of colours, shapes and sizes with scarcely room
to tread.
Reynoldson Reserve Festival is held in the first weekend in November. A weekend of guided walks, markets, live entertainment, devonshire teas, photography display and much more.
Christmas Rock Walk
Walk the 2.5km trail through natural bushland following the signs, commencing in Wandoo Crescent at Apex Park. Wander along the rock wall used to divert water to the town dam. In spring see the variety of colourful wildflowers/orchids and listen to the many birds.
Fenton Place
Toilets, BBQ, playground and skate park.
Museum
The museum is located in the original hospital building in Camm Street. Open Sundays 1.00pm - 4.30pm.
Dingo Rock
Nature Reserve
Approx 25 kms east of Wongan Hills. Excellent picnic spot with Gnamma hole.
Gathercole
Nature Reserve