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About Marradong Trails - Food, Wine & Culture
Go straight to Wandering via North Bannister Road (1.25 hours from Armadale) through premium wine growing country, home to wineries such as Hotham Ridge and Tanglefoot. Enjoy an early wine tasting (by appointment) at Tanglefoot Wines. Stop at Pumphrey's Bridge to view the historic bridge and homestead. Head out torwards Wandering Pingelly Road and visit Hotham Ridge Organic Wines Cellar Door. Head down York-Williams Road and stay the night at Gelfro Organic Farmstay where you can see where some of the regions best organic grass-fed lamb and oats are produced. Stay the night here and take some home with you.
Meander through the remarkable collection of historical buildings filled with memorabilia and vintage vehicles at Jessie Martin's Museum (by appointment). Enjoy morning tea at the WIliams Woolshed and browse the many local preserves and wines available for purchase in “The Larder”. Try on quality woollen garments at the “Woolstation” and discover the story of wool from the Sheep’s back to ours in the “Shearer’s Yarn” Museum. Head out to towards Quindanning via picturesque farm land and enjoy a delicous chef-prepared lunch and regional wine in the gardens of the historic Quindanning Hotel. Spend some time here before setting off to Boddington. Enjoy a delicous coffee and home-cooked afternoon tea in one of the cafes before checking out the Len Zuks scuptures in the Gardens of the Boddington Old School and along the Main Street of Boddington before embarking on a safe journey home.
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Time / Duration
337 km from Armadale return. 271km loop from North Bannister. 3 hour 50 minute drive time
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Hazards & WarningsFire Hazard April to October
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- Interpretive Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
All year round
Road to North Bannister and road to Wandering
Prohibited ItemsNo trespassing in farmer's paddocks
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