Quairading is located ~2 hours east of Perth, in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, and a 50 minute drive from York.
Wildflower season in the Wheatbelt is usually June-October. Quairading is one of the few areas in the world few areas in the world that has the Banksia Cuneata (Matchstick Banksia) and the Hakea Aculeata (Proteaceae). You’ll also see Wandoo, York and Salmon Gum forests unique to the Central Wheatbelt in the Nookaminnie Rock Nature Reserve.
During wildflower season, watch out for the displays of everlastings (aka paper daisies), the many varieties of orchids as well acacia varieties, native pea plants and native trigger plants. They’re especially prolific in the Nookaminnie Rock Nature Reserve.
Toapin Weir on Google Maps. Located 8 minutes drive to the north west of Quairading. Climb to the top of the rock above the weir with the assistance railing and take in the picturesque views of the region. Great for star-gazing!
Nookaminnie Rock Nature Reserve
Nookaminnie Rock Nature Reserve on Google Maps. AKA the Quairading Community Nature Reserve, located 3 minutes drive from Quairading, the Nookaminnie Rock Nature Reserve is 527 hectares of unique remnant vegetation with some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the Wheatbelt during wildflower season.
You’ll be able to spot birds, wildflowers, termite mounds and other Australian native flora and fauna through the different seasons of the year. Nookaminnie Rock is a large granite outcrop in the middle of the reserve that is a fantastic spot to catch one of our famous Wheatbelt sunsets
There are marked walking trails for a 1.8km walk exploring the Nookaminne Creek. And a 6.2km walk to Nookaminnie Rock, where you’ll pass by a hide so you can get some amazing photos of the local birdlife and fauna. Check out the Pocket Guide to Birdwatching in Quairading for some of the bird species you spot!
Pink Lake of Quairading
Quairading’s Pink Lake on Google Maps. The Pink Lake is located 7 minutes drive east of Quairading, on the Quairading-Bruce Rock Road. Our Pink Lake is unique as it has a road running through it, so at certain times of the year the left side of the lake is a distinctive pink colour while the right side remains blue. It’s quite amazing!
Quairading Spring Nature Reserve
Quairading Spring Nature Reserve on Google Maps. Not to be confused with the Quairading Community Nature Reserve, the Quairading Spring Nature Reserve is a pocket of nature reserve 4 minutes drive out of Quairading. You can catch it on the way to Lake Mears.
This nature reserve is a hidden gem for bird lovers, you might be lucky enough to spot a Regents Parrot or an Elegant Parrot in addition to some of the other birdlife in this part of The Wheatbelt.
Check out the Pocket Guide to Birdwatching in Quairading for more birds
Lake Mears and the Lake Mears Nature Reserve
Lake Mears on Google Maps. 22 minutes drive from Quairading, Lake Mears is a study in contrasts! Lake Mears is a salt lake that offers stunning scenery and great photo opportunities when dry. After rainfall, salt lakes like Lake Mears become fully functioning aquatic systems: their aquatic flora and fauna lying dormant until the right conditions. When the lake is full, you’ll often spot jetskis and kayaks out on the lake.
Kokerbin Rock (aka Kokerbin Hill)
Kokerbin Hill on Google Maps. Situated in the Kokerbin Nature Reserve, 28 minutes from Quairading, Kokerbin Hill is the third largest monolith in the world. The Rock covers 9 hectares and is 122m high with interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side.
Other attractions within an easy drive of Quairading
- The Rabbit Proof Fence: At 3237kms long, the Rabbit Proof Fence was one of the longest fences in the world! There are two recreated examples of this historic feat approximately 20kms south of town on the Corrigin Road.
- Kwyolin Camp and walking trails. Kwyolin Camp on Google Maps.
- Dangin Nature Reserve. Dangin Nature Reserve on Google Maps.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are located, the Ballardong people of the Noongar nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Address: 43 Heal Street, Quairading, Western Australia.
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Phone: +61 421 958 494
Monday: 11:00am til late
Tuesday: 2:00pm til late
Wednesday: 11:00am til late
Thursday: 11:00am til late
Friday: 10:00am til late
Saturday: 11:00am til late
Sunday: 11:00am til late
Liquor Control Act
Liquor license no. 6010011643. Licensee: Rock Magic Enterprises PTY LTD, 43 Heal Street, Quairading, Western Australia. Warning: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence: – To sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises, or – For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or Regulated premises.