Narrogin is a progressive rural community in the Wheatbelt South Region of Western Australia. It is the perfect place to stay for a few days while travelling between Perth and Albany. Located just 192 kilometres south-east of Perth, it is easy for you to pick up your hire car from Perth and be in Narrogin within a few short hours.
Narrogin is a regional centre for the central south region and is renowned for its value of country style and its rapid progression over the past few decades. Narrogin was first settled in the 1860’s and 1870’s by pastoralists but it was not until the development of the Great Southern Railway here, that this town really thrived. It is now one of the larger towns of the Wheatbelt region and is home to pleasant, tree lined streets and attractive, historical buildings that depict the days gone by. The most prominent of these is the Town Hall, which is regarded as the icon of Narrogin. This historic building symbolises the past and present significance of the town and is definitely worth your exploration.
To gain a better understanding the town’s past, embark on the Narrogin Heritage Trail, a guided tour which starts at the Old Court House Museum. This stunning building contains extensive displays of the town’s memorabilia and will broaden your knowledge of how this interesting town was discovered. This heritage trail encompasses most of the old properties and buildings of the region and makes for an extremely interesting day out.
Another tour that you can embark on is the Narrogin District Heritage Trail. This is when your car rental will come in really handy. This trail is a 117 kilometre drive that will take you through the entire Narrogin district. Pass through Doddum Farm, Hillside, Chuggamunny, Nebrikinning and Murrin Murrin. This pleasant drive through the pleasant countryside will be an enjoyable experience and hopefully one you won’t soon forget.
Narrogin comes to life in late October with the onset of the Narrogin Spring Festival. The gardens are in full bloom which means that you can enjoy a wide variety of garden styles and vibrant colours. The festival features open gardens, garden sundowners, market stalls and an art exhibition. This is one not to miss!
Narrogin is a truly unique and beautiful town that will surprise and entice you. It’s so lovely in fact that you may never want to leave!