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Dowerin has long been a popular stop for visitors to the Wheatbelt. Head to Tin Dog Creek for a cooling dip, as the Goldfields prospectors once did. Delve into pioneering history, marvel at modern agriculture at the Machinery Field Days, meet Rusty the dog who stands guard over the town, or explore myriad natural attractions against a backdrop of colourful spring wildflowers.

The two hour and 10 minute drive east of Perth along the Pioneers Pathway will bring you to Dowerin. This scenic self-drive tour winds through Wheatbelt farmland and towns, passing wide open vistas and nature walks, lakes and granite outcrops, pioneering heritage buildings and museums.

While you're retracing the footsteps of pioneers, stop at nearby Tin Dog Creek. A vital watering hole for prospectors in the past, today it offers a great spot for a picnic, a refreshing dip or a stroll through pristine bushland to discover a wide variety of native flora and fauna.

Visit between July and October and you'll be dazzled by the blooms of colourful wildflowers - Namelcatchem Reserve and Minnivale Reserve are also top spots to view this seasonal phenomenon.

Head back to the town and step back to the late 1800s with a walk through Dowerin's pioneering heritage along the Heritage Walk Trail, making time to visit the furnished 1915 cottage and artefacts at Dowerin District Museum, which paints a vivid picture of settler life.

For a 21st century view of Dowerin, catch the Machinery Field Days at the end of August - a popular event showcasing the very latest in agricultural machinery, technology and rural services.

To make Dowerin your base, choose from the town's hotel, motel and caravan accommodation.


Dowerin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dowerin Museum

The Dowerin Museum offers visitors an opportunity to see what life on the wheatbelt was like in the 1930s.

The house was built in 1912 and owned by the O'Shaughnessy family. The local historical society has preserved it as a typical example of a Western Australian wheatbelt home of the 1920s.

The Museum consists of a saddlery shop along with other artefacts from earlier times including a vast amount of interesting furniture and clothing.

16 Cottrell Street
Dowerin, WA, 6461

Located 0.1K from Dowerin

The Slater Homestead

The Slater Homestead was built in 1856 by George Slater, the first settler and farmer in Goomalling, Western Australia. Later in the pioneering days, it became a wayside inn; explorer John Forest set out on some of his expeditions from here, as did Bayley and Ford who discovered gold in Coolgardie.

After its pioneering hey day, Slater Homestead fell into disrepair. The Shire of Goomalling purchased the historic site in 2000 and began restoration work together with the local community.

Heritage listed in 2004, Slater Homestead once again offers accommodation and food to travellers as well as art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and other events.

About an hour and three quarters drive from Perth, Slater Homestead is a perfect destination for a leisurely drive and a must-see attraction for anyone exploring the area.

Goomalling Dowerin Road
Goomalling, WA, 6460

Located 21.6K from Dowerin

Goomalling Museum

The Goomalling Museum was once the Konnongorring School, a one teacher school, typical of the schools which serviced localised population between the years 1900 and 1940.

The school room has been moved to Goomalling from its original site. It has been restored and furnished to typify the rural and isolated schools which were scattered throughout country districts, and now acts as the Goomalling Museum with a rare windmill display and old machinery display.

Nestled in the north eastern section of the Avon Valley area, Goomalling is a two hour drive from Perth via either Northam or Toodyay.

Throssell Street
Goomalling, WA, 6460

Located 22.3K from Dowerin

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