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About Merredin Heritage Walk
The Merredin Heritage Walk begins in our Museum precinct where you can see the Railway and Military Musuems and historic water tower. Continue along the trail through Barrack and Mitchell Street and look at buildings including Merredin Courthouse,Townhall and Cummins Theatre. Take a look inside Cummins Theatre and see the beautiful pressed tin ceiling. Theatre open weekdays 10am to 4pm.
Take a look at the former bank buildings and see what they are used for today. Continue along the trail to the Long Tan Vietnam memorial then continue back towards the visitor centre where the trail ends.
The walk trail brochure is available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre and a map of the trail is located on the Visitor Centre building.
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Time / Duration
Up to an hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre, 260km (3 hours) east of Perth
Hazards & WarningsSummer months (December to April) can be extremely hot.
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
All year round
Road or Train to Merredin
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Pioneer Park, MerredinSituated along the Great Eastern Highway in Merredin. Pioneer Park contains the Railway Water Tower, a 50 foot high tower built in 1893. The water from the railway dam was pumped to the tower where it was used by steam locomotives until the 1960’s. The park is also a good place to have lunch over looking the Bronze Horse, Man, Dog and Plough a statue commemorating early farming ways. The Water Tower is on the Register of Heritage Places.
Cummins Theatre, MerredinConstructed of bricks salvaged from several old Coolgardie Hotels and with stage, fly tower, and pressed metal ceiling from the Tivoli Theatre in Coolgardie, Cummins Theatre opened in Merredin on the 11th of October 1928. Brewer James Cummins had the theatre built. He and later, his daughter Alice, operated a brewery in Merredin until the 1940’s. Their graves can be seen at the Pioneer Cemetery. The Theatre archives boast one of the best collections of Australian performers in the State. Tours of the theatre are available Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm.
Barrack Street, Merredin
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