WONGAN HILLS

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.

The Wonga Hills Hotel is one of the classic ‘art deco’ buildings.

The Churches in Wongan Hills are a mix of the traditional and new.

The Anglican Church has a great end of street profile and is a near century building.

The Wongan Hills War Memorial is typical of those where the town missed the effects on the loss of life in WW I; i.e. is a ‘modern’ concept.

Wongan Hills has an active Heritage and Museum Society.

Wongan Hills is a town that has the majority of essential services and as stated could be considered as an overnighter.

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