Earth : Oceania : Australia : Western Australia : Wheatbelt
Wheatbelt is a region of Western Australia
The region covers almost 155,000 square kilometres and is bordered in the west by the Indian Ocean and Perth, in the Southwest by — unsurprisingly — the South West region, in the South by the Great Southern region, in the east by the Goldfields-Esperance region and in the north by the Mid West.
Wildflowers are in full bloom during August to September
Great Eastern Hwy connects Perth and Northam. Brand Hwy takes you past the turn off to Jurien Bay and Cervantes. Brookton Hwy will take you part of the way to Hyden but from Brookton you will have to navigate a series of country roads only found on a fairly detailed map.
TransWA coaches run on Monday and Friday between Perth and Mukinbudin, via Northam. Services between Perth and Esperance pass though York and Hyden.
TransWA Avonlink services run each weekday between Perth and Northam, via Toodyay. MerridinLink services run M, W and F between Perth and Merredin.
Amid the seemingly endless expanses of cultivated land that typifies the Wheatbelt, are natural features unique to this part of the state. Inland, the arid and otherwise prosaic landscape is distinguished by granite outcrops hewn into wondrous shapes by natural forces, expansive dazzling salt lakes and beautiful but fleeting carpets of wild flowers. The coastal region is sand, surf and the Pinnacles.