The Wheatbelt town of Koorda has a rich pioneering and agricultural heritage and a country charm that endures to this day. Discover country living and traditional crafts at the Agricultural Show, or marvel at the diversity of wildlife and wildflowers against a backdrop of sweeping outback countryside.
Situated on the Wheatbelt Way scenic drive, just over three hours from Perth by car, this quaint farming community is famous for its annual Agricultural Show in September, showcasing agricultural events, displays and crafts, such as the corn dollies that are synonymous with Koorda.
Year round, you’ll find an equally eclectic array of natural attractions and reserves nearby, including the picturesque granite outcrops of Mollerin Rock, Newcarlbeon, Badgerin Rock and Moningarin. Most have picnic or barbecue facilities, so pack a lunch and explore the pristine Wheatbelt bushland, rich in native birdlife and fauna, including kangaroos, echidnas and emus.
Between July and October, the landscape is a blaze of colour when myriad spring wildflowers bloom after replenishing winter rains. Picnic on a blanket of everlastings and marvel at the small red Koorda Rose found in abundance throughout the area.
A spectacle of a more agricultural nature awaits at Koorda’s cereal grain transport complex. Take a tour for a unique insight into the logistics and processes involved in handling the vast quantities of grain produced in the Wheatbelt.
You can also immerse yourself in the past with a visit to Koorda’s museum, which houses a fine collection of early farming machinery, pioneer homestead effects and interpretive displays providing a window into the town’s history and the building’s previous life as a pre-World War II hospital.
If Koorda charms you into a longer stay, there’s hotel accommodation, self-contained units and a caravan park to choose from.