A small service town in the central agricultural wheatbelt.
Quairading District Heritage Trail
The Quairading District Heritage Trail starts in the townsite of
Dangin and helps visitors gain insight into Quairading’s early
history. Signs will provide an insight into the history of the town.
Then jump in the car and drive through surrounding farmlands retracing
early pastoral development and visiting sites of natural and historical
The heritage listed Toapin Weir is the largest and most
comprehensive privately constructed reservoir and water scheme in
Western Australia. It was brainchild of innovative private landowner
Jonah Parker, who appointed experienced engineer T. C. Hodgson to
design a weir to provide water to service his farm, the local town of
Dangin, as well as provide water to the railway. An early example of a
reticulated water system from a rock catchment being used for farm
properties, Toapin Weir was completed in 1912. Today, Toapin Weir
continues to function as an emergency reservoir and has also been
enjoyed by the local community and visitors as a picnic area since its
Pink Lake is regarded as the local phenomena. It is located 11
kilometres east of town on the Bruce Rock Road which passes through the
middle of it on an embankment. At certain times of the year the left
side of the lake is a distinctive pink colour while the right side
remains blue. Summer evaporation causes the water level to drop and
salt builds up on the old trees and fence posts. When the water
returns, the salt causes the pink colour.