Pingelly reveals rich architectural heritage dating back to its humble beginnings as a sheep farming and sandalwood cutting community. It’s also the north-east gateway to one of the world’s flora and fauna hotspots – Dryandra, the largest remnant of original woodland in Australia’s Western Wheatbelt.
Taking the Tonkin and Brookton highways, heading south-east of Perth, you’ll reach Pingelly in just over two hours – a popular springtime daytrip for wildflower seekers.
After good winter rains, the wandoo wonderland of Dryandra is ablaze with the blooms of more than 850 floral species. Just north of Pingelly, Boyagin Rock and Tutanning nature reserves are also renowned for their wildflower displays.
Year round, at dawn or dusk, you may also encounter some 25 species of mammals that inhabit the Dryandra Woodland, including grey kangaroos, echidnas, Tammar wallabies and the endangered bilby, woylie and numbat.
If you’re on the hunt for history, hit the Mourambine Heritage Trail, starting in the year 1871 at St Patrick’s Church and passing many fine relics of the region’s pioneering years. In Pingelly, the old Courthouse now houses a museum displaying memorabilia, photographs and a swinging weather rock. Surrounded by the beautiful gardens and lawns of the Memorial Park, this is also a good spot for a family picnic.
For uninterrupted views of the Milky Way, wander up to Pingelly Heights Observatory. Here, far away from the glare of city lights, you can take a tour of the clear night sky with the Observatory’s astronomers.
To stay a night or three, take your pick from Pingelly’s farmstay, caravan park, hotel and motel accommodation.
Pingelly is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Pingelly in Western Australia, it is located approximately 132kms from the capital Perth and extends over an area of 11.025 square kilometres. Pingelly has a recorded population of 809 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.
If you are planning a visit to Pingelly we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Pingelly and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.