Farmer, businessman and politician, credited with much of the early development of the region around Katanning, Western Australia.Find out more
View the pictures and learn the incredible story of the rise, fall and rise again of the Premier Roller Flour Mill that spans over almost 130 years.Find out more
Meet the men and women that curated the restoration of the Premier Roller Flour Mill, breathing new life into a forgotten piece of WA's heritage.Find out more
Katanning is one of those great places - the towns that lie halfway between here and there and not far from anywhere at all. It's at the junction of several roads from all points of the compass - north, south, east and west. Whether you're coming from Perth, Albany, Margaret River, or from the other side of the rabbit-proof fence, there are several scenic routes to get you here. And just as many options for when its time to leave. We've compiled the best of these routes into a map with options that are straight and fast to scenic and, well, not-so-fast.
So grab the map, plan your route and we'll see you on arrival.
Each of the twenty two rooms at the Premier Mill Hotel
is a truly individual experience.
Choose to stay inside one of our old grain silos, in a packing room, adjacent to the massive old steam boiler or in the spaces where grand wheat purifier machines once rumbled. Each room captures the spirit of heritage industrial enterprise but without compromise to all the elements of a small luxury hotel. Whilst adventures abound with the whole Great Southern region on your doorstep, we’ve our fair share of guests who see their room at the Premier Mill Hotel as the best part of their escape to the country.
When eating or drinking at the Premier Mill Hotel you’re not going to be doing it alone. We like good old fashioned inn-keeping where travellers always have a chance to mix it up with the locals. The Dome Café on street level is a much loved place where people from across the district come to rest, work and play. Open from 6am to 9pm daily, it’s casual in nature with simple comfort-food as its fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Open from 3pm daily, below street-level in the Mill’s old machine-room is The Cordial Bar. A wine bar named in honour of our founder’s 1800’s enterprises in viticulture, aerated waters and cordials, this is also a favoured place for locals to end their day. A share-plate menu complements the stunning range of wines and craft beers from the Great Southern region.
The team here at the Premier Mill Hotel are local residents who live, work and play in the Great Southern. You're never too far from a winery recommendation, finding out about a secret road that'll cut your journey in half, or the best time of day to set off on your hike up Bluff Knoll - all the things that only locals could know.
Read the history of the region and it's original owners, the Noongar people.
Hear the story of the old mill whistle and what it means to the town of Katanning.Find out more
The Premier Mill is a place for travellers and locals to play together. See what's happening at the Mill.
It takes only a short time in the country for you to
feel it’s social fabric. How people are connected to each other, to their land
and to their communities through the telling of stories. The Premier Mill Hotel
and its home town of Katanning rests at a place where many of these stories
intersect. It’s where the great biogeographical regions meet: with the Jarrah
forests to the west, the Avon Wheatbelt to the north, the Mallee to the east
and the Esperance Plains to the south. It’s where three great language groups
of the Noongar nation, Wilman, Goreng and Kaneang all converge. Each of our
Local Discovery trails connects you to stories from the vast territories that
are within a day’s drive of the Hotel. If you like to be changed by where you
travel. To see, touch and connect to this heartland through the stories of the
people who have made their lives here;
then come and take a drive with us.
The Premier Mill Hotel has the exciting spaces, the food & beverage and the team to bring your individual special occasion to life. Within our old mill we have a range of spaces that can cater for a group of ten through to a sit down meal for 150 guests. Whether it be a board meeting, a conference, off-site team-building or a once-in-a-lifetime special occasion, we can tailor a package to transform your idea into a memorable experience. With the luxury on-site accommodation also part of the experience, an event at the Premier Mill Hotel is one that is truly hard to rival.