Your Local Connection
We have a wide selection of maps and brochures and knowledge for tourists travelling through and are always happy to help answer any tricky questions.
We also have an extensive Herbarium on the local flora.
Bus Tours operate during the height of the Wildflower season from August to September each year.
Masses of pink everlastings at Datjoin Rock & Reserve.
Travel 18km east of Beacon on the Burakin-Wialki Road to the narrow track entrance to the well and camping areas.
During the Wildflower season, a drive along Lake Moore will reveal masses of everlastings, spider, blue and greenhood orchids. Mouroubra Road, is a picturesque alternative route to Paynes Find, where you can see glorious displays of colour. Please note, if you plan on driving Mouroubra Rd please give the Mt Marshall Shire a call beforehand to check road conditions. Maps of the district and tourist drives are available here at the Beacon Community Resource Centre.
For state-wide information on Wildflower hotspots the WA Visitor Centre has an online tracking of location of wildflower sites.https://www.wavisitorcentre.com.au/promotions/wildflowers
You can also keep up to date with what’s flowering at Australia’s Golden Outback
Spend a weekend amongst the tranquil bush visiting the granite outcrops, exploring the flora and fauna and all the beauty of the Central Wheatbelt.
Billiburning Rock is a popular camping and picnic spot.
Billiburning Rock was surveyed by Harry Sanford King around 1889. The rock itself is part of Karroun Hill Nature Reserve. It has attractive flora and fauna, fantastic views from the top and is a pleasant place for a picnic or to camp. Billiburning also offers many picturesque photo opportunities. Located on the reserve are a gnamma hole and a soak which are easily accessible.
Billiburning Reserve is located towards the northern end of the Mt Marshall Shire. The northern end of the reserve backs onto the vermin proof fence which separates Billiburning Reserve from the Karroun Hill Nature Reserve. The vermin proof fence was built in the 1950’s to keep the emu’s, goats and wild dogs out of the farming area.
Visitor Guides & Maps are available at Beacon Visitor Centre to help you explore the region.
The Wheatbelt Way Drive trail is a self-drive adventure leading travellers through the Wheatbelt towns of Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bencubbin, Beacon, Westonia, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Trayning.
Wheatbelt Way Drive Trail
The Beacon Caravan Park is located in Lucas Street, within walking distance of the local business and town facilities. The park provides both powered and un-powered sites as well as 3 well-equipped air-conditioned self-contained cabins, with Digital TV in each cabin. There is a modern ablution block which includes a disabled toilet and shower and laundry on premises as well as a campers kitchen, alongside a grassed area. Kitchen has cooking facilities & BBQ. Gazebo is in a bush setting area.
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