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Merredin Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 19 photos

Merredin is a small town known as ‘The Garden Town in the Heart of the Wheat Belt’ and around 259kms east of Perth. The town sits some 314 metres above sea level. In the early days the area was considered arid and infriendly but later became the’ largest regional centre in the central eastern wheatbelt’ producing 40% of WA’s wheat quota. The grain terminal alone can store up to around 460,000 tonnes of grain.

One of the earliest surveyors in the area made fresh water available by laying a track between waterholes. He then went on to build wells and dams, the original dam is still around. This abundance of fresh water helped the goldfield areas to prosper. Merredin Peak is a natural outcrop of granite in asalmon gum woodland area of the town which is reported to be around 2,700 million years old. In spring and winter you can find over 980 different types of wildflowers blooming and there are tours which run daily from the town.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2007 (copyright)

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