Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

At a Glance

Old Police Precinct


WHAT’S ON Australia Day Breakfast & Activities — 26 Jan 2023 NAIDOC Celebrations — July 2023 Laverfest (Biennial) — Sept/Oct 2023 Laverton Race Day — late Oct 2023 TOPATTRACTIONS Laverton Outback Gallery / The Outback Way / Old Police Precinct / Explorers Hall of Fame / Golden Quest Discover Trail (site 13) WILDFLOWERS TO DISCOVER Sturt’s Desert Peas / Wattles / Hop Bush / Eremophila / Fruiting varietals such as Quandong, Native Apricot & Bush Tomato Billy Goat Hill Lookout Situated at the top of Hawks Place you’ll get a bird’s eye, panoramic view over the township and beyond. Old Police Precinct Visit the original Police Sergeant’s house, the police office and the gaol, all of which have been extensively refurbished in recent years. The buildings are open from 11am to 1pm daily or by appointment. THE GREAT BEYONDVISITORCENTRE Augusta Street, Laverton (08) 9031 1361 Free Wi-Fi at Visitor Centre

LAVERTON 955km north-east of Perth

Lonely Bush Graves For those intrigued by the ghoulish and macabre, the lonely bush graves will leave you with a chill down your spine as you note that disease, accidents, suicide and murder were common causes of death in the small town. Legend says that some past souls still haunt some areas of Laverton. The Outback Way AKA Australia’s Longest Shortcut, this 2,800km route that links Winton in Queensland to Laverton in Western Australia via Alice Springs and Uluru is an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of Australia’s most breathtaking and remote desert landscapes. Laverton Outback Gallery Adjacent to the hotel, the Laverton Outback Gallery displays a wide range of local Indigenous art that you can view and purchase.

L ocated along the western end of the Great Central Road, which forms part of the Outback Way, is the outback mining town of Laverton – once known to be the wildest town in the west. Laverton was founded by Dr Charles Laver, a keen prospector who rode his bicycle from Coolgardie into the area and was active in attracting investors to the small town. From the very beginning, Laverton developed as the centre for commercial and social activity. Today, the small town with a population of just over 340 people, features a range of accommodation options including a caravan park, hotel and motel. Laverton also has a super market, service station and sports club. For those following the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, Laverton is the northern most site on the trail (site 13) with a few places of interest to explore… TheGreat Beyond Explorers’ Hall of Fame Take a step back in time with explorers who led challenging expeditions through Central Australia during the mid to late 19th century. Using cutting-edge technology, the characters and their stories of the past are brought back to life, providing visitors with a rich visual history of the Northern Goldfields. Windarra Mine Site Lookout The lookout provides panoramic views over the famous Poseidon Nickel site and its main mining structures that remain standing.

Billy Goat Hill Lookout

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