Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

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Shire of MENZIES

WHAT’S ON ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast — 25 April 2023 Menzies Rodeo — May 2023 Menzies Cyclassic — 3 June 2023 Remembrance Day Ceremony — 11 Nov 2023 Town Christmas Party – Dec 2023 TOPATTRACTIONS Lake Ballard / Niagara and Kookynie Ghost Towns / Lady Shenton Hotel Building / Menzies Town Hall and Historic Buildings / Niagara Dam WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Eremophilas / Everlastings / Goodenias / Sturt’s Desert Peas / Parakeelya / Monkey Orchids / Mulla mulla for the steam trains operating on the Kalgoorlie-Menzies line, Niagara Dam has spent the last 100 years as a picnic and swimming spot. Free camping facilities include shady sites, gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets, and a black water dump point. MENZIESVISITORCENTRE Lady Shenton Hotel Building Cnr Shenton & Brown Streets, Menzies (08) 9024 2702

Lake Ballard campground

MENZIES 724km north-east of Perth

Achievable Outback Café), the post office, tearooms, and the butcher’s (now Donna’s Diner and Takeaway), Pioneer Store, (now an Art Gallery) and the current Menzies Hotel - a place to enjoy a drink, have a meal and stay the night. Victoria Desert About 700km east of Menzies near the South Australian border, the Spinifex people express the traditional culture of Spinifex lands and lore through art. Lake Ballard The iconic ‘Inside Australia’ exhibition features 51 sculptures by internationally renowned artist Sir Antony Gormley. With its eerie statues and clear, wide-open skies, it is recognised as one of Western Australia’s best sites for stargazing. Free camping, toilets, and picnic facilities are available, as well as a black water dump station. Tjuntjuntjara Community in the Great Kookynie Site 9: Golden Quest Discovery Trail In 1903 Kookynie was a thriving township of more than 400 buildings and 2,500 people. Now a ‘Living Ghost Town’ Kookynie’s stories are interpreted at the Visitor Information Bay. From there visit many historical sites such as the ruins of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Cosmopolitan mine site, the cemetery, and the Grand Hotel - a real outback pub with cold beer and comfortable accommodation. Niagara Dam Site 8: Golden Quest Discovery Trail Completed in 1898 to provide water

F ound along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail (site 6), Menzies was named for its rich history, after early prospector Leslie Robert Menzies. During the gold rush days of the 1890’s Menzies was home to 10,000 residents, 13 hotels, three banks, breweries and cordial factories, a post office with a staff of 25, a school with 205 students, a public library and four churches. Today, Menzies is a smaller town, however it is again beginning to prosper. Experience some of the highlights of Menzies when you stay… Walking Tours Explore the heritage and gain insights into the Aboriginal experience of Menzies with two self-guided walking tours – “Our Place” and Gubbee Menzies Wongi “Our Way.” Brochures are available from the Menzies Visitor Centre. Menzies Cemetery Site 7: Golden Quest Discovery Trail Menzies Cemetery is distinctive for the number of galvanized iron monuments which are skillfully shaped and scrolled by the early tinsmiths making use of available material. Historic Buildings The railway station built in 1898 is a brick federation building and the last railway station remaining on the Northern Goldfields railway line. Other historic buildings include the Nursing Post housed in the former Menzies Warden’s House, the ‘old’ Menzies Hotel, (now the

Menzies Caravan Park

Located adjacent to the Visitor Centre Shenton Street, Menzies Ph: 08 9024 2702 The ideal place to base yourself with historic and natural sites close by. Self-contained modern cabins. Caravan and camping sites. Camp kitchen, ablution blocks & dump point. Dedicated disabled amenity with wheelchair access. Dogs on leads welcome. | Kalgoorlie-Boulder & the Goldfields | 91

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