Wongan Hills is a small crossroads town encounted when heading to Newman. Wongan Hills is a nice spot and if the timing is right should be considered as a stopover locality. Wongan Hills is a relatively young town; i.e. most growth has come from wheat production in the post WW l era, and there are a number of art deco buildings that give the place character.
The town is named for a nearby range of hills that are found to the north-west of the town, also named Wongan Hills, which was first recorded in 1836. The area was settled by the 1900s, and in 1911 the town was gazetted and named after the range. "Wongan" is derived from the Aboriginal name "wangan-katta", "wanka" and "woongan". "Katta" is known to mean "hill", but the meaning of "wongan" is uncertain.
Wongan Hills is a town that has the majority of essential services and as stated could be considered as an overnighter.