Local Attractions Pingelly

Local Attractions in Pingelly and Surrounding Areas

The rally will provide the normal rally activities and if the Pingelly shire’s October festival gets the nod there should be plenty more to keep attendees busy. If not there are many attractions in the area that are short drives from the township and well-worth the visit, especially if the wildflowers put on their usual great show.

Boyagin Rock Nature Reserve

Situated 26km north-west of Pingelly, Boyagin Rock rises 50 metres above the surrounding countryside and is a very popular scenic area with a profusion of wildflowers in spring. It is one of the last preserves of the native wildlife and plants which once dominated the area with stands of powderbark, jarrah and marri. Picnic facilities are available. For more information, see www.dpaw.wa.gov.au.

The local Aboriginals believe that if you walk to the top of Boyagin Rock without stopping, you will live a long life, so slip on your walking shoes and explore the area.

Dryandra Woodland

South-west of Pingelly, Dryandra Woodland is home to over 100 bird species and 24 mammals, offering visitors an excellent opportunity to observe some of the State’s threatened and unique mammals. It is an especially scenic area with magnificent woodlands and spectacular wildflowers in spring. The Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary provides an opportunity to view endangered marsupials in a natural setting. For further information, see www.dpaw.wa.gov.au.


Moorumbine, situated 8km east of Pingelly, was the first townsite in the area and was settled in 1864. The Moorumbine Heritage Trail is a short walk or drive through the old townsite and features many sites of historical significance including the early settlers’ cottages and St Patrick’s Anglican Church which was consecrated in 1873 and is still in use today.

Pingelly Heights Observatory

Join your local hosts, Susie and Trevor, for a guided tour of space through astronomical telescopes. Open Saturday nights or by appointment during October to April. No. 25 Pingelly Heights, (off Aldersyde Rd)

The Cross

Situated on private property on the east side of town, the Cross stands 15 metres high and is illuminated at night. The cross was built by local farmer, Graeme Lange, as a symbol of peace and hope.

Tutanning Reserve & Percy Marshall Research Centre

Tutanning is an important natural remnant of original fauna and flora in Pingelly, Wheatbelt region. The reserve is 2381 hectares in size and encompasses the Dutarning Range. It is nestled among agriculture land, making it a vital fauna refuge. Come experience the great Australian Bush and make the most of your stay at the Percy Marshall Research Centre situated only 90 minutes from Perth. Experience the divide, where the Hotham meets the Avon!!

Bushwalking, bird watching, wildflower rambles, trail driving and spotlighting or just unwinding are just some of the activities you can enjoy. With over 80 species of birds and 750 species of wildflowers, there is a lot of sightseeing to experience at Tutanning. BBQ’s are available at Tutanning to soak up the peace and tranquillity whilst enjoying dinner under the best night sky you could ever see.