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Welcome to Wongan-Ballidu

The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu is about 200km north east of Perth.

The Shire’s biggest township is Wongan Hills, with Ballidu 34km to the north. 

All Bike it to Ballidu Gravel rides start and finish from the Event Village in Ballidu Township, with the longest (161km) route passing Wongan Hills around halfway before continuing on a challenging loop that winds back to Ballidu.


How to get to Ballidu

The drive from Perth to the town of Wongan Hills takes about two hours, with Ballidu a short 30-minute drive from there.

The easiest way to get there is to take Tonkin Highway to the end at Muchea, then continue along Great Northern Highway to Bindoon. From there continue north for 29km, turn right towards Calingiri. In Calingiri follow the signs to Wongan Hills.

Travelling Between Wongan Hills & Ballidu

On event day/evening, a Boekeman’s shuttle bus service will be available to transport people between Wongan Hills and Ballidu. 

Currently there are no plans for bike transport between the towns.

Accommodation & Amenities

There’s plenty of accommodation options in Ballidu, Wongan Hills and nearby towns if you want to make a weekend of it:

  • Camp at the Ballidu Sports & Recreation Ground for just $10/night – it’s basic but very doable with hot showers. (To book a camping spot just add camping to your Boekeman Machinery | Case IH Bike it to Ballidu Gravel registratation – barefoot bowling and meat-based and vegetarian burgers are also an optional extra!)
  • Hotel rooms and accommodation units from $70/night at the Wongan Hills Hotel.
  • Stay at Wongan Hills Caravan Park in a group lodge, chalets, cabins, studio rooms and powered camping spots from $25/night.
  • Nearby towns like Dalwallinu, New Norcia and Moora offer other hotel/motel and caravan park options.
  • More accommodation info in the area can be found here.


Wongan Hills offers numerous food options such as an IGA Supermarket and cafés which will be offering special catering on event day.

In Ballidu, event day will see multiple food options including a menu at the Ballidu Tavern from Friday evening and the Ballidu Heritage Centre Café (open 9am-2pm, Friday 20 September; 7am-4pm, Saturday 21 September; 7am-1pm, Sunday 22 September).

Food stalls and vans will start serving in the Ballidu Event Village in the centre of town from noon until late on event day.

A variety of camping/bungalow options exist at the Wongan Hills Caravan Park over the weekend
The Ballidu Tavern will be serving food and beverages all weekend
Looking out on the bowling green at the Ballidu Recreation & Sports Ground. Campers can add barefoot bowling and burgers to their registrations