Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

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Peace Gorge

the end of the earth”, spectacular views of open cut mining pits, and more. PLACES OF INTEREST Peace Gorge Free camping is permitted at Peace Gorge, just 3km from town, named after a picnic held for service people returning from WWI. However, it is also registered Aboriginal heritage site with many cultural uses. This beautiful area of the shared country is popular for weddings, town celebrations, and get-togethers. Prospecting Prospecting is a popular pastime, and many locals have their own leases. Venture out bush and discover traces of the past, including Garden Gully, where you can see the remains of kerosene tin ‘humpies’. Respecting People and Country There are untold cultural sites with locations passed on from the Traditional Owners who can read the ancient signposts. If you want to learn more about the Indigenous history and culture of the area, just ask - there is usually an Elder who will be happy to explain aspects of their country and culture. Facilities Meekatharra boasts a hospital, chemist, and GP clinic as well as visiting dental and specialist services, Centrelink and Post Office, and 24-hour fuel. There is a supermarket, shops, and plenty of food and coffee options. A new jewel is the

refurbished Lloyd’s Building, where you’ll find a café, shops, and art gallery. Meeka has a state-of-the-art small wheels park behind the supermarket, and playground at the town oval. The centrally-located town pool is an oasis for all with family-friendly facilities. Accommodation There are many accommodation options in Meekatharra which can be found on the Shire of Meekatharra’s website. Meeka is an RV-friendly town, potable water and chemical toilet dump are located at the Welcome Park on Main Street. UPCOMING EVENTS Meekatharra holds diverse family- oriented events throughout the year including the popular Meekatharra Outback Festiva l and Races held in late September. There’s a race club, recycling group, and other social groups, plus there’s usually a trivia night and other events where everyone is welcome to join. Although we live at “the end of the earth”, you will find us a diverse mob who come from all walks of life. You can find road condition updates, event dates, and other information at

meekatharra 764km north of Perth

Meekatharra is an historic outback town with lots on offer. A busy regional hub located 764km north of Perth, Meekatharra is a friendly place to refresh and refuel on your Golden Outback adventure. Pastoral and prospecting settlement began in late 1800s, changing the rangelands landscape and the rich Aboriginal culture of the area. The town was gazetted in 1903, and named Meekatharra after the first mine was registered there in 1894. If you’re into camping or driving 4x4, there are plenty of great tracks, and scenic spots; in fact, there’s a lifetime of amazing places and experiences to discover. You can obtain information brochures at the Shire Office. Features include the Rangelands Discovery Trail along the town creek, Lookout, and Drive Trail, which takes in the famous racecourse “at

Meekatharra Shire Offices T: (08) 9980 0600 Corner Main & Savage Street Meekatharra WA 6642 Visit

Unique outback glamping in the heart of the spectacular Karijini National Park

Karijini Eco Retreat is one of Australia’s leading eco-tourism attractions, situated 1,500km north of Perth and nestled at the edge of Joffre Gorge. Stay in deluxe eco tents, eco cabins or campsites and dine at the famous outback style restaurant. Take a trip into adventure exploring a wonderland of ancient natural landscapes formed more than two billion years ago – red cliffs, gorges, waterfalls and emerald green waterholes. (08) 9286 1731 •

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