Wagin is at the centre of serious sheep country as evidenced by the seven metre high statue of a ram which is the focal point of this town, on the Great Southern Highway halfway between Narrogin and Katanning, about 229km south of Perth. Naturally, locals will tell you this is the biggest ram in the Southern Hemisphere, and who would doubt them?
In early March, Wagin further emphasises its debt to sheep by staging an annual Woolarama celebrating all these woolly wanderers’ contribution to the nation’s prosperity. It's the biggest sheep show in WA attracting up to 25,000 people from throughout Australia.
Have a look at the marvellous, art deco Little Gem Theatre and the Wagin Historical Village, which boats authentic buildings, restored tractors and stationary motors, a steam engine and vintage agricultural machinery.
About 30km east of Wagin is Lake Dumbleyung, one of the largest semi-permanent stretches of inland water in Western Australia. Approximately 13km long and 6.5km wide, the lake was made world famous when the late Donald Campbell set a world water speed record there on December 31, 1964, in the Bluebird.