Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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Shire of YILGARN

WHAT’S ON Australia Day Community Breakfast — 26 Jan 2023 ANZAC Day Dawn & 11am Services — 25 April 2023 Southern Cross Car and Bike show — Biannually, next one Sept 2024 Yilgarn Agricultural Show — 26 Aug 2023 Check TOPATTRACTIONS Yilgarn History Museum / Karalee Dam / Lake Koorkoordine / Wimmera Hill / Frog Rock WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Spider Orchid / Donkey Orchids / Dainty Blue Orchids / Tea Tree / Boryceae


wheelchair access as well as a wading pool with water features. There’s also a basketball half court, cricket net, barbecue 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. Wimmera Hill Lookout This lookout allows visitors to view the townsite of Southern Cross, the surrounding farmland and gold mines. BEYONDSOUTHERN CROSS While journeying to or from Southern Cross, experience some of these highlights… 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, located 56km east of Southern Cross along Great Eastern Highway.

SOUTHERNCROSS 368km east of Perth

T he 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, a chemist, hardware store, newsagent, post office, pubs, a supermarket, op-shop and hairdresser. Or enjoy the outdoors and rest under the shade of a gum tree in the Rotary Park, with barbecue 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. Constellation Park Located on Antares Street, Constellation Park has a new skate park, toddlers bike track, fenced and shaded playground, barbecue and soccer pitch. 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

SHIRE OF YILGARN 23 Antares Street, Southern Cross (08) 9049 1001

Frog Rock A miniature wave-like formation, dam and picnic area located 30km south west of Southern Cross. Lake Koorkoordine A vastly spectacular salt lake, which has recently become a popular land sailing destination.

Southern Cross Caravan Park & Sandalwood Lodge

Conveniently located on Great Eastern Hwy and within walking distance of the town centre, dog park and free 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:

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