A small town surrounded by grazing and cropping ventures on the Great Northern Highway about 80km north of Perth, Bindoon is in its prime from September through October when the wildflowers are in bloom.
This was actually one of the first areas outside Perth to be settled in WA – explored in 1836 and with settlement beginning in 1841.
There’s an Army training area to the north-east of town and about 10km south of town is Lake Chittering, a popular boating, fishing and swimming spot, and the nearby town of Chittering. A short drive out of town takes the visitor to the pleasant little Briery Estate winery.
About 80km north of Bindoon is the interesting town of New Norcia, renowned for its lovely Benedictine Monastery - which welcomes visitors - and its Catholic Agricultural College.
In fact, the monks built a home named Claremont at Bindoon in 1860, using it as a stopping off point during their travels between Perth and New Norcia.
The Holy Trinity Church at Bindoon was built in 1886 by local volunteers using rough-hewn local stone and timber.