Bruce Rock is a cross roads Wheatbelt town and is encounted when heading west from Narembeen towards York. Bruce Rock is a pretty special sort of town that has a great layout and recreational offers.

Originally known as Nunagin or Noonegin the name of the town lead to confusion between other towns such as Narrogin and Nungarin. The name was changed to Bruce Rock after the large granite feature located close to the town. The townsite was gazetted in 1913.

The rock was named after sandalwood cutter, John Rufus Bruce, who worked in the area in 1879.

Not too far from Bruce Rock is Kokerbin Rock. Be sure to take the short diversion to see a mini Ayres Rock.

The heritage listed shire office building was opened in January 1929. Economically the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat, but also barley, lupins and peas. Livestock such as sheep, goats and pigs are also raised in the area.

All of the main church denominations are represented in Bruce Rock. Mostly modern.

The Bruce Rock Hotel has great presence in the main street.

There is a Vietnams Vets Memorial and also the traditional cenotaph.

There are a number of heritage buildings in Bruce Rock and there is also the Museums.

Bruce Rock is a bit of a surprise, and the traveler will delight in the visit. An overnight should be a consideration.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course