Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

At a Glance


WHAT’S ON Australia Day Games — 26 Jan 2023 Art Show — Aug 2023 Astrodome — Viewings by arrangement. Book at Heritage Museum & Visitor Centre TOPATTRACTIONS London Bridge / Sandstone and Nungarra Cemeteries / Old Post Office / National Hotel / Old Brewery WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Royal Mulla Mulla and Pink Mulla Mulla / Ruby Dock or Bladder Dock / Pink Thryptomene / Calandrinia / Crimson Eremophila SANDSTONE HERITAGEMUSEUM &VISITOR INFORMATIONCENTRE 18 Hack Street Sandstone WA 6639 (08) 9963 5061 or (08) 9963 5802 National Hotel If you’re looking for a feed and a place to rest your head, the National Hotel is iconic. The smallest of four hotels built during the gold rush years, it’s the only one still standing and a great spot to meet some locals. Post Office Café Situated on the corner of Hack Street, the Post Office Café is a great place to grab a coffee and a light meal.

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London Bridge

SANDSTONE 725km north-east of Perth

Some of the sites you will see on the town walk include the old and new Shire Office buildings, Black Range Chapel, Heritage Cottage, Pioneer Park, Gold and Wool Interpretive Park and former School (the original Courthouse). The Police Lock-up and the Water Park are favourites on this easy stroll about town. Peter Denny Lookout For stunning natural vistas, head to the Peter Denny Lookout, just over 30km east of Sandstone, en route to Leinster and bring a picnic for when you arrive. Sandstone Night Sky Another unbeatable view that’s truly spectacular is Sandstone’s clear, deep dark night sky. The shire has installed a telescope systemand stargazers can book a viewing, from April to October, by calling the visitor centre during office hours.

I n the heart of the spectacular lower Murchison district, Sandstone’s bronzed landscape contains many unique and picturesque locations. Throughout the stunning Shire of Sandstone, natural rock formations contrast dramatically with rust-stained landscape. Gold was first discovered in the immediate Sandstone area in 1894 and remains popular for the casual gold prospector. From 1906, Sandstone grew to a small city of some 7,000 people. By the end of the 1920s, only 200 people remained. Fortunately, Sandstone survived and makes an ideal stopover at the centre of some of WA’s great tourist routes. While in town, explore some of Sandstone’s main attractions… Sandstone Heritage Trail Take to the road along the 18km Sandstone Heritage Trail and discover a series of natural and historically significant sights, including the breakaway that housed the Old Brewery. Photograph London Bridge, the natural basalt formation which is over 350 million years old. The trail also includes the former State Battery and Contradiction Well. Sandstone Heritage TownWalk Step back in time and wander the Sandstone Heritage Town Walk. The Post and Telegraph Office was built in 1909.

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