Kellerberrin

Kellerberrin is located in the centre of the wheat belt region a comfortable two hour drive east of Midland. The main industries are wheat and sheep farming and the manufacture of agricultural equipment.

It is widely believed that the town’s name is a corruption of Killabin or Kellebrin which was the name given by Aborigines to the hill which overlooks the town. It is claimed to be named after a fierce ant colony which existed on the hill and named from the Noongar word for this ant ‘Keela’.

Attractions include a Folk Museum which features local memorabilia. The Folk Museum is situated in the old Agricultural Hall which was built in 1897. Kellerberrin Hill Lookout provides visitors with panoramic views of the area. The one hour Heritage Trail around the town takes in historic buildings, and the Golden Pipeline Lookout on the top of the hill which has vehicle access, and provides sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Farming implements and machinery displayed around Pioneer Park provide an interesting backdrop for the local Folk Museum. Centenary Park includes a children’s playground, barbecues and a maze.

Located in the main street of Kellerberrin is the International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia (IASKA), a unique contemporary art gallery that invites international artists to work in the town and exhibit their art.

Nearby attractions include Kokerbin Rock, A massive granite outcrop which is reputed to be Australia’s third largest monolith. An access road takes you almost to the top where you will be amazed by the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Mount Stirling and Mount Caroline are giant granite outcrops 22 kilometres south of Kellerberrin. The huge rocks represent the coils of the giant serpent which was believed to dwell in the water holes.

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