Golden Pipeline

National Trust of WA

Explore The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail

A self-guided drive trail between the Perth Hills and Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. Go with the Flow. Follow the water to discover more about the audacious goldfields water supply scheme and Engineer CY O’Connor.

Discover The people and the Scheme

“Future generations, I am quite certain will think of us and bless us for our far seeing patriotism, and it will be said of us, as Isaiah said of old, ‘They made a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert” – Sir John Forrest

Merredin to Yerbillon See & Do Walks, Parks, National Reserves

Merredin Town Walks

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Follow the Merredin Heritage Walk a 2km trail around the CBD looking at Merredin’s key buildings, including Cummins Theatre, Merredin Courthouse and Townhall.

Collect the Explore Merredin brochure from the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre for a map of the trail including a detailed history of the buildings and their significance in Merredin.

Cummins Theatre

This amazing theatre was built in 1928 largely from bricks salvaged from several old Coolgardie hotels. The theatre’s stage, decking, pressed metal ceiling, proscenium arch and fully imported oregon wooden fly tower and seating were originally part of the Tivoli Theatre which opened in Coolgardie in 1897.

Today Cummins Theatre holds a variety of touring productions and theatrical performances throughout the year.  Catch a show while you are in Merredin.

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Old Town Hall

The original hall and Roads Board office was a wooden building erected in 1913. In 1924-5 an ambitious program began to renovate the hall. A new brick section was constructed at the front with a clock tower housing a clock made by the same company who manufactured London’s “Big Ben”.

Offices were added along the east wall in 1944 and the western end of the building was remodelled in 1958. The fine art deco courthouse alongside was opened in 1934.

For more information go to the Visitor Centre.

Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre

Address: 85 Barrack Street, Merredin
Ph: 9041 1666
Opening hours:
8:30am – 4:30pm Mon – Fri

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