First settled in the 1850s, the busy regional centre grew with the arrival of the Great Southern Railway in 1889. Many original buildings line the main street reflecting the proud heritage of the town.
Katanning boasts the largest country based sheep selling complex in Western Australia. The selling takes place on a Wednesday morning from 8am and there is a viewing platform for visitors to watch the sheep being sold.
Avid bird watchers should head to the Police Pools in Twonkwillingup Nature Reserve. Seventy six bird species have been recorded in this 46 hectare reserve which forms part of the Dumbleyung Lake Catchment, the source of the Blackwood River.
Katanning’s All Ages Playground with a unique variety of giant equipment will put a smile on any child’s face. Next door visitors can find the Miniature Railway Station and the Skate BMX Track, located on Southern Highway and Clive Street