The Wattoning Historical Site houses the remains of an old homestead and early settlement and provides an insight into the struggles experienced by the early pioneers of the region. The settlement was developed to cart water to the township at the turn of the 19th century. Look at the skilful brickwork of the deep well and the intriguing Gnamma Holes which were dug through the rock to draw drinking water for the settlers. Imagine the hardships experienced by the settlers trying to set themselves up in this harsh climate.
Pay your respects to the three lonely graves that are one of the few signs of life in the area and read their headstones. Wander around the remains of the old homestead and see the original fruit trees planted by the settlers, which are still bearing fruit.
The Wattoning Historical Site is located near Elachbutting Rock. While in the area pay a visit to this granite outcrop which has eroded into a spectacular wave like formation over many thousands of years. Wattoning is near the Central Wheatbelt town of Mukinbudin and is a four hour drive east of Perth.
Birdwatching Carpark History & Heritage Walk