Choose one of the following scenic routes to explore Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.
From Perth, drive down the Albany Highway to ‘Halfway House’ at Bannister, then travel through bushland and undulating farmland to Wandering where you can take a break and sip local wines. Travel on through the Dryandra Forest taking a pause to enjoy its beauty. Stop off in Narrogin to visit Downderry Wines. Travel to Wagin to see their historical village and the Giant Ram. Journey on towards Dumbleyung, stopping off to view Dumbleyung Lake, where Donald Campbell broke his water speed record in 1964, and the Bluebird Museum. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the local hotel in Kukerin. Mary's Farm Cottages are on the main road five minutes east of town.
From Perth, take Brookton Highway to Brookton, enjoying the beauty of the forest. Turn right and travel on through Pingelly where you can turn off to Wickepin – visit Facey’s Cottage and then journey on towards Harrismith, the place of ‘Wildflowers and Wild Times!’ Travel down the historic Fence Road (so called because a fence was erected here to keep the rabbits out) and then turn left, heading towards Lake Grace, and travel another 16 km to arrive at Mary's Farm Cottages and Cambinata Yabbies. You may choose to leave the main road and visit Kukerin and the local hotel or Emu Essence’s emu farm prior to your arrival.
From Mary's Farm Cottages, journey back through the most biodiverse bushland in the Blackwood Catchment, enjoying the myriad of wildflowers along the roadside to Lake Grace. At the town you can visit the ‘Flynn of the Inland ‘Flying Doctor’ Hospital’ and Lake Grace Visitor’s Centre before journeying on to Walker’s winery on the road to Hyden. Once you reach Hyden you will enjoy the wonder of Wave Rock which is just over an hour’s journey from our door. From Hyden travel along the Tin Horse Highway to Kulin, and then to Corrigin, ‘Dog in a Ute’ country, before winding your way to Perth via Brookton.