Kondinin is your gateway to granite country and the famous Wave Rock – one of Australia’s biggest waves, more than 2,700 million years in the making. Make this historic farming town a must-stop and marvel at its natural and man-made heritage, from wildflower-filled Yeerakine Rock to proudly restored architecture of the pioneer era.
Heading east from Perth via Corrigin, you can reach Kondinin in the heart of wheat and sheep farming country within four hours. From here, Wave Rock is just a leisurely 40 minute drive away and connects you to the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail to explore the world’s largest and healthiest temperate woodland.
If your visit coincides with the wildflower season, particularly the months of September and October, you’ll get to witness a dazzling display that forms part of the largest collection of wildflowers on Earth. A mosaic of woodland, granite, sand plain and salt lake habitats supports an incredibly diverse array of flora, from delicate orchids to acacias and eucalypts.
Local wildflower hotpots include the walk trails at Yeerakine Rock, the Kondinin Bush Walk through 50 hectares of natural woodland, and nearby Kondinin Lake – a popular bird watching, water skiing and wind surfing spot.
The town also invites you to take a walk through history, following the trail of the Bush Schools or the heritage trail of J.S. Roe passing a magnificent mural depicting his epic 1848 journey, a replica well and many fine examples of the town’s original architecture.
Swing by the 18 hole golf course surrounding Woorkakanin Rock, enjoy a quiet moment in the Women’s Suffrage gazebo and garden, or stay a while longer – Kondinin offers hotel/motel and bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as a caravan park and camping grounds.