Welcome to Kondinin

Kondinin is a vibrant and creative Wheatbelt town with a community of 354 people. The first settler was, pre-survey, S.I. Jones in 1909. The town was surveyed in 1914 and with a very active Progress Association (KPA), town lots were bought up quickly.

While travelling through Kondinin, make sure to stop in town and explore some of our great attractions such as our amazing 'Art Trail', starting at statues lake (located 10km west of Kondinin on the Corrigin-Kondinin Road) with a path surrounding Kondinin and a path going through town, finishing off at Yeerakine Rock (located 3km south of Kondinin via the Williams-Kondinin Road). Glorious wildflowers can also be seen during August and October at Yeerakine Rock. 

 

Also, make sure to keep an eye out for the green and gold farm paddocks while travelling to Kondinin Lake.

Kondinin Town Map and Open Hours

Kondinin Brochure

Kondinin Art Trail Brochure - Front & Back

Kondinin Art Trail Brochure - Inside

Pathways to Wave Rock

The township of Kondinin provides the perfect base to explore the Pathways to Wave Rock Drive Trail. 

The Pathways to Wave Rock is a self-drive trail offering a range of unique Wheatbelt experiences and linking the Shires of Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen and Quairading. 

From massive granite outcrops to spectacular views, vibrant wildflowers and try country hospitality, this trail offers a range of unique experiences across the region. Easy day trips can be made to many of the region's unique and iconic sights including Wave Rock. For more information go to the Roe Tourism (Path Ways to Wave Rock) website. http://www.roetourism.com.au/

Pathways to Wave Rock Brochure

Things to see and do!

Yeerakine Rock

Yeerakine Rock is located 13km south of Kondinin (via the Williams-Kondinin Rd). Like so many rocks in the Wheatbelt, was initially used as a vital supply of rainwater. It was first sighted by Europeans when John Septimus Roe travelled through the area. 

There are two walkways to take, one with the interpretative panels wanders through all the Sheoak woodland with Jam trees, interspersed by Sandalwood and Tee Tree which changes heading north as the landscape rises through eucalypt woodland and mallee, to tammar scrub with many spring-flowering shrubs (Hibbertia, Melaleuca, Isopogon). 

It offers excellent view across the wheat fields and has a pleasant shady picnic area at the base with picnic table, a fire pit with a hot plate (only allowed in winter) and walk trails with information signage. The rock is easily climbed, giving good views over the surrounding areas. The Rock also has a sculpture at the top of the rock that was made in memory of the Kondinin locals that fought in the Frist World War.  

Yeerakine Rock

Yeerakine Rock Wildflower Walk

Yeerakine Rock Yeeraking Rock Windflower HuntingYeerakine Rock Drive Trail

Images by Angie Roe Photography

Statues Lake 

The Lake known locally as the Statues lake, is also a special place. At various times of the year it turns a brilliant yellow/green as a result of the formation of algae. It reputedly  commonly happens around November. 

Statue Lake is located 10km west of Kondinin on the Corrigin-Kondinin Road, One of the sculpture which is titled   "Waiting for Hay" was created by Kelly Browning, a local farmer, using star pickets. The images created are 'Clearing the Land', 'Waiting for Rain', 'Shearing the Sheep' and 'Inspecting the Crop'.

Freestyln by Kelly Browning Waiting for Hay by Kelly Browning

Image on the left by Hannah Repacholi  and right by Angie Roe Photography

Kondinin Lake, Pioneer Cemetery and Well

Kondinin has a large salt lake that is only 5km drive west of town. The lake is one of the local's favourite spots to hang out in the summer after a good season of rain. It is a great spot for people who enjoy bird watching, wildflowers, sailboats, kayaking and water sports, such as skiing. 

The Pioneer Cemetery (1910-1950) is situated on the east side of the lake, Condinin Well is a replica of one of J.S. Roe's original water points. 

Kondinin Community Garden

Kondinin Community Garden is Kondinin's take of turning an unused area into an area for people to benefit and enjoy at a low cost. The site of the Community Garden was the town's local pool until it was closed due to plumbing issues. The Community Garden project was funded in 2016 by volunteers and now are working side on with the Shire of Kondinin.The Community Garden is full of different artworks/ statues, plants, a nature playground, aboriginal artwork, toilets, and even a pizza oven that can be rent out.

Visitors are welcome to go and have a stroll through the fabulous community garden.

Kondinin Community Garden EntryKondinin Community Garden 2Kondinin Community Garden - Garden
Images by Angie Roe Photography

Wildflowers

The best time of the year for wildflowers in Kondinin is during August and October, there are blankets of everlastings and a selection of orchids can be seen in many of the reserves.

During August and October, some of the wildflowers to look out for include the Donkey Orchid and the Pink Candy Orchid as well as the Broom Milkwort.
To help you identify the various species a booklet has been prepared that you can collect from the Kondinin Shire Office or the Kondinin Community Resource Centre, both located in Gordon Street, Kondinin.

Wildflowers » Shire of Kondinin