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Albert Facey Heritage Trail

  • Half day
  • 55 km

Anyone who has read Albert Facey’s autobiography, `A Fortunate Life’, will be fascinated by the Albert Facey Heritage Trail. Allow at least half a day to complete the 55 kilometre self-drive trail in and around the Wheatbelt town of Wickepin.

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Trail Start

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The trail starts in the car park near the Albert Facey Homestead

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Take some time to explore the Albert Facey Homestead, and see where Facey spent much of his life, before travelling on to see the Wickepin Boarding House and the Wickepin Hotel.

Drive past the various farms where Facey worked including the Miekles, the Phillips, the Morans and the Bibbys farm.

The trail also gives an insight into some of the general history of the area visiting Tarling Well, Tarling Hall and the Inkiepinkie School.

Much of the trail is on well maintained gravel roads. 

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Time / Duration

Allow half a day



What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

The trail starts in the car park near the Albert Facey Homestead

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Trail End

Difficulty Notes

Take care driving on gravel roads, especially in wet conditions.

Hazards & Warnings

Take special care driving in on gravel roads, especially in wet conditions


Facilities are available at the start and end of the trail, but not along the route
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Any time


No fees apply

Trail Access

Self drive from Wickepin, 3.5 hours SE of Perth WA

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