Outback Adventure 

Katanning’s diverse landscapes set the scene for your next outback adventure, one that traverses ancient lands
and wide, open spaces.

Spanning more than 4 hectares, Katanning’s Sheep Saleyards is the largest undercover
saleyard in the Southern Hemisphere. You can’t really grasp the vast size and scale of the
Saleyards until it’s full of sheep, which you can see being unloaded from giant trucks and
into 1008 selling pens on Tuesday afternoons, or sold during the sheep selling complex’s
weekly auction on Wednesday mornings. Watch the hustle and bustle from the yard’s
viewing platform, before heading to its adjoining café to enjoy a classic country cook up.
Sweeping vistas of green and gold, pastural plains that stretch for miles and miles and
rustic settings dotted with free-roaming cattle. Experience life in the country by booking
a night (or a few) at one of the region’s farmstays, where you can feed friendly farm
animals, learn about farming, discover classic country hospitality and/or simply sit back,
relax and soak it all in.
Alternatively, join a local guide on a farm tour, where you’ll be treated to a true behindthe-
scenes farming experience (boots recommended!).
Located within one of 36 biodiversity hotspots, Katanning is home to a number of
wildflower species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Visit the region in
spring and spot these beautiful delicacies in full bloom.
For a visual overload, drive in and around Katanning’s farmlands to discover living
carpets of yellow and gold – fields of Canola and wheat that look spectacular from the
Katanning is perfectly situated en route to some of Western Australia’s most aweinspiring
natural landscapes, including the Stirling Range and Porongurup National
Parks. Here you’ll find dramatic contrasts – from rugged cliff peaks surrounded by soft,
fluffy clouds, to towering Eucalypt trees that lead to giant granite mounds.
Outdoor adventurers will love spending the day exploring Katanning’s lakes, which offer
plenty of water-filled fun. Canoe, kayak, SUP and/or ski around these inland waterways,
some of which exude a pastel pink hue. Prefer land? Home to a plethora of bird and
wildlife, the lakes also feature some beautiful bushwalks waiting to be discovered.
Katanning’s clear skies are truly a sight to behold, especially during sunset when they
become a kaleidoscope of colour – think hues of yellows, pinks, reds and golds. At day
turns to night, watch the kaleidoscope transform into a rich tapestry of twinkling stars.