Tourist information is available throughout the Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern tourist region, from shire offices, visitor information centres, regional telecentres and local businesses.
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Gateways to the Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern
Kojonup is extremely proud of its history, but looking to the future it offers the visitor plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities. It is worth taking the time to stroll through the magnificent, award-winning Rose Maze and Kodja Place Interpretive Centre. Visit one of the earliest Military Barracks built in WA, housing the Kojonup Pioneer Museum. Situated on Albany Highway, Kojonup is one of the western gateways to the Hidden Treasures tourist region.
|If you would like to visit a true Pioneer Village, then set time aside because Wagin has just such an attraction. It is not only interesting for adult visitors, but fun too for the young. You can also see, and picnic around the legs of, one of the largest merino rams in the world. Wagin is also home to Woolarama, one of the biggest agricultural shows outside the Perth metropolitan area.|
|Wagin is situated on Great Southern Highway and is classed as the Hidden Treasures' northern gateway.|
Ravensthorpe is the Hidden Treasures' eastern gateway, situated 209 km east of Albany and 196 km west of Esperance. Highway No 1 runs through the middle of the Ravensthorpe district and is the main street of Ravensthorpe. Hopetoun, on the coast, is 49 km to the south. Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun offer a wealth of natural beauty. Detailed information is available at the Going Bush Information Shop, Morgans St, Ravensthorpe, phone/fax 9838 1277.
Cranbrook is the Hidden Treasures' gateway from the south. Cranbrook Shire takes in the Frankland River wine region as well as part of the picturesque Stirling Range National Park. Not only can you taste the wine but also consume the natural beauty of the Ranges particularly from the National Parks & Biosphere drive trail. Situated approximately 300 km from Perth, just off Albany Highway and only 85 km from Albany, Cranbrook is well situated as a starting point to explore the Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern.
|Hyden is home to the famous Wave Rock. Lake Grace has fascinating public works - mosaics, murals, sculptures and the only remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospital in WA. A perfect place to enter the Hidden Treasures' tourist region on your journey south or east.|