The town of Wandering lies one and a half hours’ drive south east of Perth. It was first settled in 1859 by members of the George Stedman Watts family, when they found their straying wagon team horses grazing in lush grass around a fresh water spring, still known as Horse Well.
The Watts property, Grassdale, located on the south eastern approach to town, was selected in 1861 and is still in the possession of the Watts family.
The village was called Wandering to recall the first sighting of the wandering stock.
Wandering’s growth was restricted when the rail link on the south east bypassed the town. However, today the town services agricultural industries.
Major agricultural activities include cereal crops (oats, wheat, barley) pulse crops (lupins, chickpeas, faba beans) oil seed (canola), sheep (wool & meat), cattle (meat), pigs and vineyards. Other commercial industries include wineries, timber milling and hay exporting.
Try wine tasting and a light meal at a winery or head to the local tavern for country meals and refreshments.
A powered caravan park and camping area with basic facilities is located in Wandering.
Activites and Experiences at Wandering
- Farm/Station activity
- Sightseeing Clients view the many sights of the area.
- Wine Tasting
- Banking Facilities
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Public Bar
- Mechanical Services
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Sporting Facilities
- Takeaway Food
- Places of Worship
- Food and Wine A vineyard is a man-made facility for the distribution of wine. A winery attraction offers wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase.
- Historic/Heritage Nation’s historic buildings, monuments, countryside etc, especially when regarded worthy of preservation
- Industry/Mining, Agriculture
Nearest Airport: Perth