Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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continuous gold mining centre since 1891, Mount Magnet is rich in history and more. Services include a visitor centre, swimming pool and fitness centre, caravan park, station stays, hotel-motels, units, post office, mines office, police station, medical service, supermarket, butcher, hardware with Muzz Buzz coffee, Centrelink, library, internet, mechanics, Swagman Roadhouse, airport and more. Discover some of its main attractions while visiting… Mining and Pastoral Museum Located at the Mount Magnet Visitor Centre, the Mining and Pastoral Museum is considered one of the best regional museums in Australia with extraordinary exhibits, including No1 Rabbit Proof Fence, Hill 50 Gold Mine Winder and Miners Tribute. See the new Genestream Songlines Mural here. While at the visitor centre peruse the locally-connected gifts on offer and ask for travel advice. Heritage Walk Take a trip back in time where stories of pioneer pastoralists, grand gold rush days and Government Proclamations are revealed through buildings and new public art sites unique to Mount Magnet. Tourist Drive Trail Popular 37km drive or cycle through famous gold mining areas, scenic lookout, ghost town and spectacular outback scenery. Warramboo Hill Lookout See spectacular views across open cut mines and the township to far horizons.


WHAT’S ON Astro Rocks Festival — 22-24 Sept 2023 Mt Magnet Races — 23 Sept 2023

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The Granites

MOUNTMAGNET 560km north-east of Perth M ount Magnet is the gateway to one of the world’s natural geoparks. With accessible, awe-inspiring geology of the Murchison GeoRegion, three geosites and overarching dark skies, it is the perfect place for landscape and deep space astrophotography. Mount Magnet, Geo Hub of the Murchison and on ‘one of the finest goldfields in the world’ is far more than just about gold. Discover ancient landscapes where some of the oldest, rarest and largest rock formations in the world have been created over billions of years. Mount Magnet is at the Magnetic Centre of Australia’s Golden Outback, on the Murchison GeoRegion Geo Trail and Gascoyne-Murchison Miners’ Pathway. Featuring Aboriginal culture, early pastoralism from 1878 and the longest

MOUNTMAGNETVISITORCENTRE Southern entrance to town on the Great Northern Highway 39 Hepburn Street, Mount Magnet (08) 9963 4172 Amphitheatre Part of the Murchison GeoRegion Trail, view extraordinary ancient waterfall rock formations that are the ideal surrounds for landscape astrophotography. No camping permitted. The Granites Fascinating historical evidence of ancient Aboriginal presence is revealed and celebrated at The Granites, a Geo Trail site of Aboriginal rock art and place of cultural significance for the Badimia tribe.

Mount Magnet Vistor Centre Mining & Pastoral Museum

Mount Magnet Caravan Park

Mt Magnet Miners Rest Units

Mt Magnet Visitor Centre, with entry into Mining & Pastoral Museum is the best place to visit for information, regional geo-tourism, heritage, Aboriginal & astronomy interest. Local, regional, state wide information. Heritage walk & drive trail maps. Wirnda Barna Art. Internet. WIFI. Gift shop. MWA & rare orbicular granite display. “Treasures of the Earth” rock collection. Southern Entrance to Mt Magnet, Great Northern Hwy E: Tel: (08) 9963 4172

A welcome stay with friendly service, clean, tidy facilities in pleasant surrounds. Modern Ablutions, washing machines, dump point, gas, powered sites, grassed tent sites powered /un-powered. Cabins(no kitchen facilities) linen provided. Campers kitchen, electric BBQ, full kitchen facilities with outdoor setting. Close to shops, post office & parks. Disabled access.

Fully self-contained serviced units. Motel style accommodation. The quietest most comfortable accom in town. See for your self. Continental breakfast supplied. Coin operated laundry, fully equipped, special weekly rate. Thurkle Cove Mt Magnet

(Northern end of) Hepburn St, Mt Magnet E: T: (08) 9963 4198

M: 0408 996 346 T:(08) 9963 4380

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