At the heart of wheat and sheep farming country between Brookton and Narrogin, about 154km south-east of Perth, you will find the town of Pingelly. The name of Pingelly is a corruption of the Aboriginal name for the area - Pingeculling.
Pingelly is just 30km north of the important conservation area called the Dryandra Woodland. Here, more than 28,000ha of bush provides a safe haven for a wide variety of wildlife, including several rare and important species such as the numbat (WA’s animal emblem), rare wallabies and woylies.
You can camp in the woodland or stay in rustic cottages, and there are various tours, including spotlight walks at night, and plenty of trekking and cycling trails.
There's an astronomical observatory at Pingelly, which provides the rare opportunity to view the wonders of the night sky. They offer a wide range of illustrated talks, unique astronomical experiences and the chance to see through telescopes into the far reaches of the universe.