Merredin Peak

Overview

The 1.8 km Merredin Peak Trail provides an uninterrupted view across the town of Merredin and the surrounding rural area. As the highest peak in the area it offers spectacular panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Merredin Railway Dam

Learn about the dam and how it was used to fuel the steam trains that passed through Merredin from the late 1800s. Picnic tables are provided.

Photo Credit: Kim Fawcett


About the Trail

This trail offers scenic views of the town and adjacent bushland as well as interpretation on how granite rocks were used as water catchments from the 1890’s. Water from the rock was collected via granite walled channels and feed into Railway Dam. From there it filled the water tower in town to supply the steam trains. Walking over the rock you look down on the site of World War 2 Army Field Hospital and over the town. Prospectors on their way to the Yilgarn Goldfields had their camps tucked away in the lee of the rock.

The Merredin Peak Trail is one of many recommended stops along the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail. Merredin is the largest regional town in the Central Eastern Wheatbelt and is a three hour drive east of Perth


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