The vast Wheatbelt region partially surrounds the City of Perth metropolitan and
extends to the coastline and the Indian Ocean just north of Perth. From the
coast it extends east to the
Goldfields-Esperance region, and north to the
Mid West region. Down south it borders the
South West and the
Southern regions, covering an area that is almost 155,000 square kilometres.
With a widely distributed population of less than 75,000 people, the main towns
in the region include Merredin, Moora, Narrogin and Northam.
Covering such a
vast area, it enjoys mild temperature and high rainfalls that is suited to
agriculture including wheat, sheep and wool production, oranges, honey, cut
flowers and a range of other agricultural produce. In contrast, the eastern
fringe area of the Wheatbelt is arid with the main industries being that of
mining, such as gold, nickel and iron ore.
Check out our listing for
Wheatbelt Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel
guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination
for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.