The Shire of Pingelly offers an insight into Western Australia’s colonial Town Entrance heritage. Consisting of three townsites, Pingelly, Moorumbine and Dattening, there are numerous historical buildings, natural land features and annual events for visitors to enjoy.
The Pingelly Community Craft Centre looks after caravan park bookings and acts as our Information Centre. The Craft Centre is located in Parade Street close to the Town Hall.
Situated 158km SE of Perth, Pingelly is an easy and scenic 90-minute drive from the Perth metropolitan area.
From Perth take the Brookton Highway from Kelmscott to Brookton then turn right for Pingelly and follow the Great Southern Highway (Tourist Way 356) for a further 20km.
To travel from Albany, take the Albany Highway to Williams then turn right for Narrogin and follow the Williams – Narrogin Road. At Narrogin, take the Great Southern Highway to Pingelly.
TransWA provides a bus service from Perth to Albany via Pingelly 5 days a week. For timetable information and fares, contact TransWA on 1300 6622 05 or go to www.transwa.wa.gov.au.
Recreational Vehicle Free Stay Area
The Shire of Pingelly is pleased to provide visitors a Recreational Vehicle Free Stay Area within the Pingelly townsite. Approved Recreational Vehicles are permitted to stay in the locations as described below. Camping on any other portion of these grounds is prohibited.
Access to the Pingelly Recreational Vehicle Free Stay Area is from 22 Sharrow Street. Free Recreational Vehicle parking is permitted south of the footpath. Located south of Pioneer Park, you will be within walking distance to our CBD, the Avon River, as well as picnic, BBQ and playground facilities.
Hours of use
Recreational vehicles may use these areas for 72 hours only
The time frame between one period of stay and the next period by the same Recreational Vehicles is 5 consecutive nights.
Types of vehicles allowed
Recreational Vehicle (RV) means purpose built recreational vehicles, caravans, buses, coaches or other types of vehicles primarily designed and constructed to provide occupancy to a person or persons that are licensed to operate on a road. A recreational Vehicle using this area must be fitted with an operable integrated black water waste system with a holding tank within the RV. The RV must also have a grey water waste system fitted with the system being capable of capturing grey water without it being deposited on the ground (an integrated holding tank is not required). Grey water capture must be disposed of off-site.
Hotham Way Drive Trail
The Hotham Way links Pinjarra and Pingelly via Dwellingup, Boddington and Wandering and was created to draw tourists and travellers away from the coastal run into the largely unexplored eastern part of the Upper Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is a highly interesting landscape with undulating scenery through bush, farmland and timberland. Commercial interests such as wineries, olive growers and arts and crafts people, farm stays and other tourist attractions are visible along the Way. Many nature reserves, old camping grounds and conservation areas such as Dryandra can be seen and experienced. The local indigenous people are represented through their icons, the Frog from Pingelly and the Snake from Pinjarra in the artwork on the signage etc.
Memorial Park/Courthouse Museum
Located in the main street of Pingelly, Memorial Park includes picnic areas, a children’s playground and beautiful gardens open to the public for recreational use. The Courthouse Museum was built in 1907 and was in use until 1977. It is now used to house memorabilia and photographs of yesteryear. Don’t miss the weather rock which swings outside the museum.
South-west of Pingelly, Dryandra Woodland is home to over 100 bird species and 24 mammals, offering visitors an excellent opportunity to observe some of the State’s threatened and unique mammals. It is an especially scenic area with magnificent woodlands and spectacular wildflowers in spring. The Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary provides an opportunity to view endangered marsupials in a natural setting. For further information, Department of Environment and Conservation web site at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au.
Moorumbine, situated 8km east of Pingelly, was the first town site in this area, settled in 1864. The Moorumbine Heritage Trail is a short walk or drive through the old town site and features many sites of historical significance including the early settlers’ cottages and St Patrick’s Anglican Church which was consecrated in 1873 and is still in use today.
Boyagin Rock Nature Reserve
Situated 26km north-west of Pingelly, Boyagin Rock rises 50 metres above the surrounding countryside and is a very popular scenic area with a profusion of wildflowers in spring. It is one of the last preserves of the native wildlife and plants which once dominated the area with stands of powderbark, jarrah and marri. Picnic facilities are available. No camping is permitted.
For more information please visit the Department of Environment and Conservation web site at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au.
Tutanning Flora & Fauna Reserve
22.5km east of Pingelly is the renowned Tutanning Flora & Fauna Reserve where botanist Guy Shorteridge collected over 400 species of plants for the British Museum between 1903 and 1906. It covers only about 2000ha.