About WheatbeltCharacterised by a host of farming communities, pastoral lands & rolling hills, the region known as the Wheatbelt creates a picturesque vista of classic Australian farming country. The areas to the East are rich in minerals, including, gold, nickel and iron ore, while the remainder of the region is mostly agricultural. One of the main highlights of the region is the Avon Valley. Only a short distance from Perth, the Avon Valley has a fantastic relaxing atmosphere with self-drive trails that wind through charming country side with picnic spots, wineries, orchards, farmstays and B&B’s. If adventure is what you seek, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained from walking trails to white water rafting, sky diving and hot air ballooning. The region is scattered with colonial homesteads among undulating farmland, where farmstays and guesthouses extend a warm welcome. Also while you’re in the region, be sure not to miss the famed Wave Rock situated just four kilometres east of Hyden.