When travelling north towards Sofala or Hill End, the beautiful country village of Wattle Flat is a perfect place to plan a stop. The impressive stone buildings stand as a memory of when up to 40,000 called the town home at the height of the gold rush.
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. Or explore the Wattle Flat Heritage Lands are a 250 hectare remnant bush-land reserve right next to the town. The evidence of past gold mining can be clearly seen, as can the rare Argyle Apple, a distinctive Eucalypt with attractive blue-grey foliage.