The town of Merredin is situated approximately 260 kilometres east of Perth and is the major commercial and retail centre for the eastern Wheatbelt. Wildflowers and granite rocks are a picturesque natural environmental feature of the area. Details of tours are available at the Park.
The region is known for agriculture; approximately 40% of Western Australia’s wheat production comes from a 100km radius around Merredin. Sheep farming is also popular in the region, along with production of many grains other than wheat.
Attractions in and around Merredin include the historic Cummins Theatre, Merredin Peak, Merredin Railway Water Tower, museums, art gallery, the longest grain storage facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the remains of military installations from the town's role as second line of defence, during World War II.
Hot, dry summers and mild winters are enjoyed with an average maximum temperature of 24.70C and an average minimum temperature of 10.6°C. The temperature remains in the low 30’s or above between December and February.
Weather conditions in Merredin are well suited for aviation pursuits; the Merredin Areodrome owned by China Southern West Australian Flying College specialises in training commercial airline pilots.