A service town in the central wheatbelt region of Western Australia,
Mukinbudin was gazetted in 1922 and has many interesting historical and
natural features. Visit three historical graves at the Wattoning
Homestead site and the gnamma hole which was the town’s main
water source. Goodchild’s Gate is a reminder of the contribution
soldiers from farming districts made in World War 2.
Mukinbudin is an ideal starting point when visiting the many large
garanite outcrops which are scattered throughout the central whatbelt.
Quanta Cutting, east of Mukinbudin, is a granite outcrop with an
interesting large circular gnamma hole. When flowering, the Kunzea
pulchella can be found in both the red and white varieties.
Beringbooding Rock, north east of Mukinbudin, has the largest rock
water catchment tank in Australia. It was built in 1937 by sustenance
labour during the Great Depression. Beringbooding has an amazing
balancing boulder, a huge gnamma hole and some of the Kalamaia Tribes
paintings of hands in a cave at the rear of the rock. Two early pioneer
wells are nearby. Elachbutting and Beringbooding are by far the most
spectacular granite outcrops in the Wheatbelt.
The town of Bonnie Rock was named after the rock formation that is
situated close to the town, then Beacon. The Tampu and Datjion Pioneer
Wells near Beacon make for beautiful picnic spots during the wildflower
season. The Beacon Botanical Park contains several species of native
flora that were propagated from local areas. It is great for a quiet
leisurely walk or an opportunity to select native plants that would
suit your own garden.
20 kilometres east of Kulin, there is a shady picnic spot at the
base of Jilakin Rock. An easy climb to the top provides spectacular
views of Jilakin Lake and the surrounding Wheatbelt. Jilakin Rock also
boasts the most isolated known stand of jarrah (150 kilometres from the
main jarrah belt), surviving on the water run off and quarry soils at
the base of the rock.
Billiburning Rock: this Outcrop in Beacon provides excellent views
of both cropping and pastoral country. Billiburning Reserve displays
it’s beauty in Spring with the masses of wildflowers. The Outcrop
is also the location of a pioneer well and Gnamma hole.
Elachbutting Rock is a giant wave shaped formation and 40 metre rock
tunnel you can walk through. Elachbutting Rock has a number of large
cavern areas and is surrounded by natural bushland. The rock is around
100km north of Westonia and is easily accessed via well maintained