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.