Shire of Wickepin CEO Mark Hook tells us about this historic town.
An easy three-hour drive east of Perth through rolling fields of wheat and sheep, you’ll find the Shire of Wickepin.
Founded in 1908, Wickepin is a historic town with plenty of charm and country hospitality.
Along the main street of you’ll find the Albert Facey Homestead, completely restored to its original 1920’s state, providing an interesting look into life during that era. There’s also the Heritage Precinct, where you can take a closer look at the old Railway Station, the Stationmaster's House and the old Police Station.
Unique wildflowers can also be spotted throughout the area during spring, making it a fantastic spot for hiking. Visit Malyalling Reserve, 15kms north of the town for the best place to spot native flora and fauna.
Just 27kms north of Wickepin is the town of Yealering with its famous lake. Lake Yealering attracts visitors from across the region, where you can swim, kayak and enjoy a picnic in a peaceful setting.
Shire CEO Mark Hook says the local community is what makes the Shire a great place to live. “I think what makes this Shire special is its rural lifestyle… everybody's friends, we all know each other and we look after each other” he says.
“Next time you are down in the Wheatbelt or traveling through, call into Wickepin and see our lovely main street” says Mark.