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Pathways to Wave Rock

Story: Pathways to Wave Rock
Airdate: 22nd September 2019
Presenter: Quentin Long

Western Australia is full of many incredible road trips, with a trip through the Wheatbelt being a fantastic lesser known journey.

  • The journey begins at Corrigin, a quirky little town featuring a dog cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1974 when town local Paddy Wright went in search of the town’s softest patch of ground to bury his faithful companion.
  • The cemetery is surprisingly emotional, an incredible celebration of our relationship with man’s best friend - make sure to bring along some tissues!
  • The town of Kulin is home to Horse Highway. Created to promote the Kulin Bush Races, a 15-km stretch of road is lined with tin horse sculptures.
  • At 110 metres long and 15 metres high, Wave Rock is an overwhelming sight, particularly at sunset – and you can’t visit Wave Rock without indulging in Australia’s best kept secret – a delicious vanilla slice.
  • The area of Narambeen features an interesting sight – a fence absolutely covered with old shoes. Local farmer Fidgey was on a trip to America when he saw a boot-covered post, and decided to beat it back home.
  • 50% of Australia’s wheat production comes from this area, with 95% being shipped out to Asia.
  • The Grain Discovery Centre is home to all things wheat, and is well worth a visit.

Discover the pathways to Wave Rock for your next road trip and get out and see all the quirky experiences in our Wheatbelt.