YORNANING

 

Yornaning

GPS 32 44 23 S 117 09 40 E

 

Toilets available Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets allowed on leash Phone access nearby

 

 

 

 

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The Aboriginal meaning of Yornaning is 'land of many waters'. It is located in the wheatbelt between the small towns of Cuballing and Popanyinning.

As the central area of the Shire, Yornaning was originally one of the most important railway sidings along the Great Southern Railway, as a major water taking stop for the steam engines it was originally called just 'Water Tank'. In 1904 the name changed to Yornan and a year later became Yornaning.

On average, 30 passenger and freight trains once passed through Yornaning per week and stations were built to cater for this. Maintenance crews were encouraged to take up land in the township and surveyors named streets in the town after those who did. Sadly due to faster and more efficient means of transport the decline of the railway was imminent. Many buildings were removed and all that remains now is the Wheat Silo, Community Hall and one or two buildings.

Yornaning is frequently visited by locals and tourists now that the Yornaning Dam has been re-developed and is a popular recreation area. There has been some speculation about the availability of the site as an overnight rest area for travellers. At one time there was a sign prohibiting over night stays but the last time we visited, we did not see any evidence of 'NO CAMPING' signs. The best advice we can give is, if you are in the area just go and have a look for yourself.

 

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ACTIVITIES

 

Walking, Swimming, Camping, Bird Watching, Wildflowers.

 

Toilet available Picnic tables BBQs Official campsite Swimming Walk trails Scenic

 

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Located off Great Southern Highway.

Local Government : Shire of Cuballing

 

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