The Shire of Lake Grace is approximately 345km south east of Perth and includes four major centres, being Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King and Varley. There are approx. 1500 people within the Shire and 500 in the town of Lake Grace.
Lake Grace is the regional centre with a range of shops and suppliers. It is also where the local tourist information centre is located. There are many things to do whilst in Lake Grace, here are some suggestions below.
Visitors can follow a rich collection of stories to discover the heritage of the local community. Plaques are displayed in the sidewalk on the main street on town. Call into the Visitors Centre for a map.
A mural inspired by the women pioneers of the district - from European settlement to present. Stories and profiles are published in Farsite, a book by local author Michelle Slarke.
The mosaic garden gallery features 365 colourful mosaics that reflect the lives of past and present community members. Located next to the new medical centre.
Follow a short pathway (50m) of commemorative plaques from Apex Park to the AIM Museum. Located on the edge of town heading towards Dumbleyung.
Visit the Old Station Masters House which is now the local visitors centre for information and local wares. Follow the Lake Grace story trail around the main street to discover the history of a soldier settler town.
Visit the Lake Grace lookout 10km out of the town of Lake Grace towards Dumbleyung for spectacular views of one of the largest inland salt lakes in WA. On your way back into town stop off at the Penny Pathway which tells a story of life in the bush, from there go on a guided tour of the only Inland Mission Hospital Museum (AIM) in WA and one of only three in Australia.
A visit to award winning Walkers Hill Vineyard 10km north of Lake Grace is well worth it for wine lovers and those who appreciate a rustic setting. From there head into town and out to the Lake Grace lookout, on your way back into town check out the White Dam, and AIM. In town visit the Old Station Masters House to get a map and follow the Lake Grace Story Trail.