Katanning is full of surprises just waiting to be discovered. From breathtaking landscapes and awe-inducing natural attractions, to authentic cultural experiences and down-to-earth characters who exude plenty of country charm – find them all in the RV-friendly town. Check out these top 10 things to do in Katanning for an unexpected adventure.
Looking for an unexpected adventure? Find it in Katanning – a warm and welcoming destination that’s home to a melting pot of art, history, food and culture.
Situated in the heart of Western Australia’s Great Southern region, three and a half hours southeast of Perth, Katanning is full of surprises just waiting to be discovered. Unwrap them as you travel through this RV-friendly regional hub, located en route to the breathtaking landscapes and natural attractions found within the Stirling Range National Park, Porongurups, Bremer Bay and the amazing South Coast.
A ribbon of roads ties Katanning’s vast landscapes together – from yellow blankets of canola and carpets of green grass, to salmon coloured gum trees and pastel-pink lakes – and loops and weaves under clear skies tinted blue, orange, red and gold. It converges at the town’s centre, where historic and modern buildings intermingle seamlessly along streetscapes featuring vibrant street art and providores full of unique treasures.
Churches, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, are dotted in and around town, along with other historically significant sites including the Carrolup River Native Settlement, Katanning Flour Mill and adjoining Power Station, the Piesse winery water tower and Kobeelya House. These places tell tales of Katanning’s intriguing past, steeped in Aboriginal, colonial and migrant history.
Delve into Katanning’s rich agricultural roots at Katanning’s Sheep Saleyards, the biggest undercover saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere; or by spending some time on a farm tour or at a farmstay, where you can embrace life on a working farm. Reconnect with nature by hiking through the bush, or camp under the stars – a tapestry of twinkling light.
Loopy slides, giant seesaws and a miniature ride-on train await the young and the young at heart at the town’s all ages playground, a magnet for those seeking family friendly fun, and an annual bill of events and festivals, showcasing the best of a diverse, multicultural community through food, music and dance, attract people near and far.
To truly experience all that Katanning has to offer, though, spend some time under the roof of a country BnB, luxury boutique hotel, family run restaurant or underground bar, and come across authentic characters who love a good yarn.
Oozing country charm, they bring the town vividly alive through stories new and old. And after a few wines and a nice long conversation, you’ll be left with the same kind of warmth you feel when catching up with long lost friends.
Katanning is also part of The Great Southern Treasures.