Trayning is a small agricultural town located two and a half hours’ drive or 250kms north-east of Perth. Situated just 70kms from Merridin, Trayning has good roads and all of it’s attractions are well sign posted for your convenience.
The name originated from the Trayning Well, derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Durri-ring’ or “Durranning” which came to be known as meaning ‘snake crawling in the grass by the campfire’. Historically the area was commonly searched for gold. Nowadays the Shire produces predominantly wheat and sheep.
Trayning showcases some amazing wildflower crops, natural granite outcrops, woodlands and is home to an array of wildlife including native birds, reptiles and insects. Trayning features a large aquatic centre with a 25m swimming pool, 4 grass tennis courts (with lighting), a 18 hole golf course at Yelbeni, lawn bowls, a pony club, a riding club. basketball courts and gymnasium.
Another striking sight in the Trayning region is the Whiteman’s Rock. Made of white quartz, this finger-like projection is situated at Moujakine and was unearthed in the search for gold years ago. This is a popular tourist attraction and is located just a couple of kilometres from Trayning.
The National Trust Mangowine Homestead is another attraction in the area. For meals and refreshments visit the hotel/motel in Trayning. There is accommodation available at a caravan park and a hotel.