Kondinin presides over wheat and sheep country, at the heart of the central wheatbelt, about 278 kilometres south-east of Perth. It is flat country that can get pretty hot and dry in summer.
There are a few notable merino studs around Kondinin - namely Karingal, Narbethong and Poondarra - and some coarse grain growing enterprises.
About 7km west of the town you'll find Kondinin Lake, a popular spot for water-skiing and sailing when there's rain about. The lake has picnic and barbecue facilities.
About 60km up the road from Kondinin, just outside the little town of Hyden, is one of the natural marvels of WA - the 27 million year old Wave Rock, a 15m high and 100m long granite rock shaped like a wave that is just about to break.
The red, grey and white streaked rock sits in a 160ha reserve and around and about it you’ll find several interesting caves, some with Aboriginal rock paintings, and various other interesting rock formations. Look for the places called the Gnamma Holes and The Humps, where Bates Caves has many Aboriginal rock paintings on the walls and ceilings, including originals of those now world-famous images of hand stencils.