Wattle Flat

The perfect pit stop.

When travelling north towards Sofala or Hill End, the village of Wattle Flat is the perfect place to plan a stop. Up to 40,000 people called the town home at the height of the gold rush.Today, Wattle Flat has a population of just 260 people. It is a beautiful village with many examples of its past still standing like stone buildings, miners’ cottages and abandoned gold mines.

Explore the village streets and historic buildings with A Stroll through Wattle Flat, a self-guided walk that was planned by members of the Wattle Flat community. You can pick up a copy from the General Store.

Wattle Flat General Store

All the supplies you'll need to stock up on your northern villages jaunt. Fuel, grocery items, camping supplies. Inside is a cozy wood fireplace to warm up in the Winter months.

Ryder Homestead

Situated on a picturesque property known as 'Gindamana', Ryder Homestead and Blue Gum Cabin offer gorgeous family friendly accommodation for your next villages adventure.

Wattle Flat Heritage Lands

This beautiful reserve is great for camping and bird watching. A must-see attraction is the Burree Walking Trail. Use the link below to download a map for the walk.

The Bronze Thong

A hilariously fun, quirky village event held annually in April at the historic Wattle Flat Golf and Equestrian complex. The Bronze Thong includes novelty races and the namesake Thong Throwing Open.