Spring is here! A wonderful time to come admire the wildflowers that decorate the road verges, uncropped paddocks and native bushland. With its pleasantly sunny days and cool evenings it is an ideal time to explore the countryside.

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.


Slater Homestead


Slater Homestead – The Barn

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.

Our heritage

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.

Nature lovers can follow an informative walking trail at the Oak Park reserve or admire wildflowers and orchids blooming from July to September.

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.

Map: Goomalling is 132km from Perth, close to Toodyay, Northam and Dowerin and not too far from York and Gingin

Goomalling, only 132km from Perth, is at the heart of a lovely region with plenty to see and do