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Big Bell: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Big Bell Ghost Town

Big Bell Ghost Town, near Cue, was once a hive of activity when the Big Bell Mine was in operation in the early 1900s. Wander through the derelict town to envisage how life would have been, and get a sense the opulence that once graced the former town of Big Bell.

Visit the magnificent ruins of the Big Bell Hotel which still looks impressive from its exterior. Wonder through the shell of the building to see the remains of the bar which is said to have been the longest bar in Australia in its day.

The town of Big Bell was established in 1936 with the opening of the Big Bell Gold Mine. The town and mine thrived for almost 20 years before finally closing its doors in 1955.

Big Bell Ghost Town is a 25 minute drive west of the remote town of Cue, which is a 7 hour drive north of Perth. Whilst in Cue take some time to look at the numerous beautifully maintained heritage listed buildings. The extravagance epitomises the wealth of the town during the 1900s gold rush.

via Coodardy Noondie Road
Cue, WA, 6640

Located 8.7K from Big Bell

Walga Rock

Walga Rock is a huge monolith, where you can see the largest gallery of Aboriginal rock paintings in Western Australia. Explore the large cave within the rock, which contains a range of paintings including pictures that are said to be of ships that visited the Western Australian coast in the 17th century.

At five kilometres in diameter and 1.5 kilometres in length, it is the second largest monolith in Australia. Take the time to make the easy climb to the top, where you will find that the views are well worth the effort.

Ponder on the origins of the painting of the mysterious sailing ship and accompanying text which is thought to resemble Arabic script. The origin of the painting is unknown; one theory is that it was done by a Dutch sailor shipwrecked on the coast who was looked after by Aborigines, another theory is that it was done by an Afghan camel guide.

Walga Rock is located 48 kilometres west of Cue, which is an eight hour drive north east of Perth.

Cue Dalgaranga Road
Cue, WA, 6640

Located 19.7K from Big Bell

Big Bell: Travel Tips

Cue Visitor Centre

The Cue Visitor Centre is now the tourist information centre for Cue. It is located in Robinson Street in a heritage building (the Municipal Chambers). The building, which is now Heritage Listed, was built in 1896 and first used as council chambers.

The Visitor Centre now occupies the building and has for tourists and locals alike, tourist brochures on Cue including welcome packs, free stubbie holders, key rings, pens and more. They sell souvenir books on the Snakes of the Cue Region and Birds of the Cue District. There is also a book exchange. Tourist brochures are available on all surrounding areas, all over the state. Visitors can access facilities for photo printing and internet access. You are invited to come in and have a chat about Cue and have a cuppa.

72 Austin Street
Cue, WA, 6640

Located 22.9K from Big Bell

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