DALWALLINU

Dalwallinu is a small crossroads Wheatbelt production town that is encounted when heading north to Newman. Agriculture and supporting industries are the town's primary economic activities. The town is also the first town on The ‘Wildflower Way’, a world-famous Western Australian tourist route which stretches north to the north of the state.

The wide avenue type main street gives the town character.

The name of the town comes from the Aboriginal word that means "place to wait a while" or possible "goodlands". The first inhabitants of the area were nomadic and had no set boundaries and the area was mostly used for hunting and gathering. The Badima people lived in the northern areas of the shire and the Galamaia peoples inhabited the southern areas.

 The first Europeans to arrive were Benedictine monks who came from New Norcia to graze their sheep on the pastoral leases that they had taken up. The first settlers arrived, hoping to develop the lands for wheat, in 1907. The region was surveyed in 1909 and then opened for selection in 1910 with crops being planted shortly afterward.

The Churches in Dalwallinu are a mix of old, new and convenient.

The Dalwallinu War Memorial is in the main street and cannot be missed.

The Dalwallinu Hotels are over 80 years old and of the classic for the Federation era.

Dalwallinu is a spot for a coffee or refreshment should the timing be right.

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  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