Corrigin is situated in the Central Wheatbelt approximately 2.5 hours from Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The kind of atmosphere you can expect to experience in Corrigin is one of relaxed friendliness and pride, as well as the hustle and bustle of farming activities and daily life.
We encourage you to stop and have a look at what we have to offer, even if only for a couple hours – we know you will not be disappointed with what you encounter.
Established in 1974, the Dog Cemetery is a tribute to Mans Best Friend. With over 200 loved ones now buried, the cemetery is unique to Corrigin and worth a visit. Take time to read some of the headstones of beloved pets in their final resting place.
Located 5kms west of town on the Brookton Highway, the Cemetery is landmarked by a statue of a large dog. Any person is welcome to bury their dog at the cemetery, although contact with the Shire office must be made first. Call the office on (08) 9063 2203 during business hours.
Housing the history of our days gone by, a worthwhile visit whilst in Corrigin. View the collection of tools and restored farm machinery, including tractors in working order, see the blacksmiths shop, the one room school, the shearing shed, old district photographs, clothing and other pioneer memorabilia. The Pioneer Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Museum commemorates early settlers. Please call in for a visit, you will be surprised!
Pioneer Museum details
|| Cnr Kunjin Street and Kirkwood Street
|| Sundays 2pm - 5pm and Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
(other days by arrangement – Phone: 9063 2930)
||(08) 9063 2930
||(08) 9063 2225
||(08) 9063 2532
CHILDREN Free (accompanied by an Adult) / Unaccompanied Children: $0.50
RSL Lookout and the Scenic Lookout Drive, provide ideal photo opportunites of the various views including the townsite, salmon gums, wheatfields and natural bush reserves. You can also inspect the World War I Turkish Mountain Gun located at the top of the RSL Lookout.
Corrigin Walk Trails
Whether stopping to break your journey or staying a while, Corrigin offers a variety of interesting tracks and trails. From a gentle stroll around the Shopping District Route to an exhilarating scramble on the Corrigin Rock Trail, we have something for everyone! A brochure with a map of the walk trails is available here (A3 size) or on request or from the Corrigin Community Resource Centre
Corrigin Rock Trail - 1.8km
Points of Interest: Views of farmland, pockets of bushland with native flora & fauna.
The Dam Bush Track - 1.9km
Points of Interest: Large water tank, Bushland, Native flora & fauna. Located in the Railway reserve behind the Old Railway Station building.
Shopping District Route - 3.2km
Points of Interest: Loch Ness Monster, Corrigin Museum, Miss B's Park.
Town Site Circuit - 3.7km
Points of Interest: RSL Memorial Hill/Lookout, Adventure Playground, Corrigin Swimming Pool & Sportsground.
Corrigin Cemetery Trail - 4.1km
Points of Interest: Corrigin Cemetery, Skateboard Park, Adventure Playground.
PARKS and RESERVES
Corrigin offers a variety of interesting parks, reserves, tracks and trails. There’s something for everyone!
Miss B's Park
Located in the heart of town, this is the perfect picnic, BBQ and rest spot with landscaped garden surroundings, shade, toilets and play equipment for the kids.
A great place to picnic with playground equipment for the children. Located next to Corrigin Rock, the Adventure Playground provides plenty of shade and tranquillity. This park has a fort structure (which is also disability accessible) and a 'spider net' to climb and play on. A gas BBQ, picnic settings & shelter have been installed with paving all around.
Rotary Tourist Park
Situated next to the Pioneer Museum, Rotary Park is the perfect picnic spot with toilets, gas barbecue, shaded tables, green grass and play equipment for the kids and is conveniently located next to the Corrigin Pioneer Museum.
Corrigin Nature Reserve
At 1200 ha in size, the Corrigin Nature Reserve is one of the largest and most important areas of remnant vegetation in the central Wheatbelt. The Scenic Lookout and Wildflower Drive are located in the Nature Reserve, located 5km out of the townsite on Brookton Hwy heading to Perth (signposted) and is one of the best locations to seek out wonderful wildflowers and native vegetation, however you will also be lucky enough to see them in the road verges and reserves throughout the whole shire.
Corrigin Wildflower Drive
Like most rural areas, Corrigin experiences some beautiful sights during the wildflower season, which is usually in September / October every year. The Corrigin Wildflower Drive starts opposite the Dog Cemetery, 5km west on the Brookton Highway and takes you on a well maintained gravel track to the Scenic Lookout, which overlooks the townsite and wheatbins. Variety is the keynote as the plants change with soils through woodlands, thickets and shrubland. If you would like further information on the Corrigin Wildflower Drive, please call into the Corrigin Community Resource Centre.
Just some of the unique wildflowers that can be seen in Corrigin.
Located 20kms from town, Gorge Rock is a natural rock pool which was once the local swimming hole (before the Olympic pool was constructed in town). A walk to the top offers spectacular panoramic views of the Corrigin countryside and the area provides a good rest stop for travellers with parking and picnic facilities. Many native animals and birds inhabit the surrounding natural bushland.
A small townsite within the Corrigin Shire, Bullaring has the Dorothy Martin Wildflower Garden.