Wyalkatchem trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Wyalkatchem townsite is located in the central agricultural region, 192km east-north-east of Perth and 35km east of Dowerin. At the, Wyalkatchem had a population of 344.The town won the state tidy town award in 2000 and 2002 and then won the national award in 2003.HistoryWyalkatchem is an Aboriginal name first recorded for a waterhole spelt Walkatching in the 1870s. The spelling Walcatching was used in 1881 when the Toodyay Road Board referred to a tank to be built there, and when the road from Northam to the Yilgarn Goldfield was surveyed in 1892 the spelling Wyalcatchem was used for the tank. The Walkatching spelling is probably the most accurate, as Aboriginal names in this region rarely end in em. The change of spelling from Wyalcatchem to Wyalkatchem in 1911 was done by the Department of Lands & Surveys according to rules the Department had adopted for spelling Aboriginal names. The meaning of the name is not known.In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.When the extension of the railway east from Dowerin was planned in 1908 land was set aside for a future townsite in the area of Wyalcatchem Tank. The route of the railway and site for a station was not fixed until 1910, and action followed to then fix the position of the townsite and survey town lots. Following the survey of the lots the townsite was gazetted spelt Wyalkatchem in 1911.Wyalkatchem is in Western Australia. Our Australia day trip planning app allows you to schedule your trip to Wyalkatchem, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Wyalkatchem
Get a personalised planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customise itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best activities
and find special offers
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Wyalkatchem
Places to visit with Wyalkatchem
Recently planned trips to Western Australia
8 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM GREECE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Perth & Margaret River BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Kalgoorlie-Boulder BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Perth BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium