Only 90 minutes’ drive from Perth, Goomalling is a wonderful place for a Western Australian wheatbelt holiday or day trip. The stunning agricultural landscapes change dramatically in colours throughout the seasons.
Nestled in the Avon Valley, not far from York, Toodyay and Northam, Goomalling’s rural charm and the friendliness of its people have visitors returning time and time again.
We have created a seperate website Visit Goomalling for all tourism related information to assist you with your visit.
The first European settler was George Slater in 1854; his homestead was used as a stopover by explorers during the gold rush days of the 1880s. After the railway line opened, Goomalling was established as a townsite in 1903.
Visit the Goomalling Schoolhouse Museum for a glimpse of local history. There is a display of old machinery, a rare windmill, plus a school room and adjacent school master’s residence restored to reflect the 1900-1940 era. [More history]
Things to do
Experience times gone by in the historic Slater Homestead, which has been restored and refurbished to reflect the pioneering days of the late 1800s. The Homestead is open between 10am and 4pm every Saturday and Sunday from April to November 2016 or by appointment on 0400 495 173.
Goomalling’s iconic grain storage domes, the ‘Dolly Twins’ stand out from miles away and are not to be missed.
Nature lovers can follow an informative walking trail at the Oak Park reserve or admire wildflowers and orchids blooming from July to September.
Explore the townships of Jennacubbine to the southeast and Konnongorring to the north.
Places to eat
Dining options are just as diverse; from roadhouse and pub meals over delicious cakes and lunches at the homestead or the café, to the famous steak house at Jennacubbine Tavern.
Places to stay
Goomalling offers a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs, ranging from the centrally located caravan park and motel units to a self-contained farm cottage or a boutique bed and breakfast.
Be sure to include Goomalling in your travels as you experience the Avon Valley and follow the Pioneers Pathway.