Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

YILGARN Shire of

Southern Cross 368km east of Perth

The town of Southern Cross was founded in 1888 and is named after the stars that guided the first settlers. Today all the streets in the area are named after stars and constellations. If you are sightseeing or just taking a break from driving, there are many interesting sites, facilities and amenities situated within town. Off Great Eastern Highway on Antares Street you will find cafés, chemist, hardware store, newsagent, post office, pubs, supermarket, op-shop and hairdresser or you can rest under the shade of a gum tree in the Rotary Park, with BBQ and toilet facilities. Parts of the main street and park are covered by free public Wi-Fi. Reminisce at the Yilgarn Historical Museum, exercise in our well-appointed outdoor fitness centre, or give your four-legged friend a workout at the dog park. If visiting during summer come and have a splash to cool down in our swimming pool, free of charge! Places of Interest in Southern Cross Southern Cross Dog Exercise Park Come and exercise your four-legged friend at the dog exercise area located conveniently close to the RV dump point on the corner of Achernar and Sirius Street. Southern Cross Aquatic Centre The new aquatic facility located on Antares Street boasts a 25m pool with wheelchair access as well as a wading pool with water features. There’s also a basketball half court, cricket net, BBQ facilities and kiosk. Open November to March with free entry. Yilgarn History Museum Located on Antares Street, see the earliest Registrar’s Office in Western Australia (now the Museum) built in 1892. Check the Shire website for photos and more information. for opening times. Wimmera Hill Lookout This lookout allows visitors to view the townsite of Southern Cross, the


surrounding farmland and gold mines.

Southern Cross Caravan Park & Sandalwood Lodge Conveniently located on Great Eastern Hwy and within walking distance of the town centre, dog park and community swimming pool. We offer 5th wheeler premium and drive-through bays, spacious tent sites, recently fully refurbished ablution block and an en-suite disability site. The Sandalwood Motor Lodge has fully equipped air-conditioned motel style rooms. We offer free Wi-Fi in parts of the park, coin operated laundry facilities, free BBQ’s, playground, campers’ kitchen, recreation room with TV. Dogs are allowed in the caravan park but not in our lodge rooms (special needs & guide dogs excepted), conditions apply. Great Eastern Highway, Southern Cross Tel: (08) 9049 1212 Email: Web: Anzac Day 25 April 2022 Commemorative service at the War Memorial on Antares Street in Southern Cross, 6am dawn service and 11am main service. Yilgarn Agricultural Show 27 August 2022 The Yilgarn Agricultural Show is a fun- filled day enjoyed by all ages, starting with a parade and concluding with fireworks. Exhibitions showcasing agriculture, mining and local talent, children’s entertainment and food. Southern Cross Car and Bike Show and Swap Meet 25 September 2022 Popular event showcasing cars and motorbikes of all ages and makes on display at the oval. Accompanied by a swap meet, market stalls, food vendors and plenty of free children’s entertainment. Australia Day 26 January 2022 Free community event at Constellation Park, with free breakfast, kids’ activities, and awards ceremony.

Constellation Park Located on Antares Street, Constellation Park has a new skate park, toddlers bike track, fenced and shaded playground, BBQs and soccer pitch. Places of Interest along your journey to or from Southern Cross Karalee Dam Collecting water running off the rocks, this historically-significant aqueduct was constructed to provide water to the dam for steam trains. Great picnic and camping facilities and is located 56km east along Great Eastern Highway. Frog Rock A miniature wave-like formation, dam and picnic area located 30kms south- west of Southern Cross. Lake Koorkoordine A vastly spectacular salt lake which has recently become a popular land sailing destination. | The Wheatbelt | 49

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