Ah winter… Such a beautiful time of year! With its often pleasantly sunny days and refreshing crisp breeze it is an ideal time to explore the countryside. Crops start to sprout, turning the paddocks into a patchwork of different shades of brown and green, and wildflowers will soon appear along the road verges and in nature reserves. Slater Homestead opens its door every weekend from April to November, so come experience the atmosphere of days gone by and enjoy a cuppa and cake or light meal in a charming setting.
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.
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.
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.
Goomalling’s iconic grain storage domes, the ‘Dolly Twins’ stand out from miles away and are not to be missed.
Places to eat
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.