The Shire of Nungarin is situated in the North Eastern part of the Central Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia with a population less than 300. Nungarin is a three hour drive from Perth and about a half hour drive from Merredin. The Shire of Nungarin is rich in history and covers an area of 1,145km². Its agricultural base is predominantly Wheat and Sheep farming.
Nungarin also served, at one time, as an Army Base Ordinance Depot and the associated building (considered one of the largest wooden buildings in the Southern Hemisphere) is still in use in Nungarin today and is home to the towns Local Heritage & Army Museum. The museum draws many a visitor who enjoys the walk though time with its many exhibits of eras gone by and pioneer history.
Nungarin also retains several other historical buildings. One is Mangowine Homestead which is located 16 km north of the town. It was built by Charles and Jane Adams in the early 1870s and was handed over to the National Trust in 1968.
Around 1888 the homestead became an inn serving the many diggers who passed by on their way to the goldfields. It is regarded as one of the finest example of early wheatbelt architecture - a beautifully preserved homestead which captures the hardship of life in the 1870s.
A must see is our famous Mangowine outdoor concert and Festival weekend which is on the first Saturday every October followed by the Sunday Markets and Festival.
Areas around Nungarin are home to many granite rock outcrops for the walking and climbing enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys a picnic with great views. Also a popular tourist attraction are our breathtaking wild flower displays in spring and our Heritage walks.
The Nungarin Markets are held every month on the first Sunday (except Jan & Feb) down the main street. Stall holders come from all over to display their crafts and bric a brac so be early and pick up a good bargain.
Nungarin is an RV friendly town with a peaceful & relaxing Shire Caravan Park for the tourist.