While Corrigin - in the centre of a rich wheat-farming district about 230km south-east of Perth - might well be regarded widely as one of WA’s most attractive and tidiest country towns, there is another element to its character which makes it even more endearing: the eccentricity of some of its residents.
You see, in an area that one would think was populated mostly by your down-to-earth, pragmatic country types, there exists a truly bizarre cemetery just for dogs, complete with ornate, often expensive-looking headstones inscribed with florid eulogies to Fido, Spot, Lucky and, of course, Shep.
So, while you’ll be bewitched by the spring wildflower show and the granite outcrops that give an alien feel to the landscape, you are urged not to miss the doggy cemetery if you want to experience the quintessential Corrigin. It’s about five kilometers out of town and you simply can’t miss it!
More conventional attractions in Corrigin include the Kunjin Emu and Alpaca Farm, the Wildflower Drive and Scenic Lookout, the Corrigin Craft Cottage, which sells goods made by local residents, the Pioneer Museum, the Corrigin Windmill Flour Mill and the Miniature Railway.