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Witness the spring wildflower explosion in Meekatharra, when native blooms turn the outback landscape into a blanket of breathtaking colour. Marvel at the local flora and fauna all year round on the Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail, immerse yourself in the town's gold rush heritage and ambience, or learn about the region's Indigenous history.

Around eight and a half hours north of Perth by car and a seven hour road trip from Geraldton, the modern day mining, sheep and cattle district of Meekathara is rich in pioneering and gold prospecting history.

Remnants of Meekathara's gold mining past can be found throughout the area, dating back to the 1890s when prospectors first settled there. Visit the eerie ghost towns of Peak Hill and Nannine to view the settlements' ruins and explore old mines. Stop by the restored 25 Mile Well, 40 kilometres north of town, which stands as a tribute to the drovers and stockmen who made the journey through the outback.

Alternatively, you can travel back in time to the wild days of the Murchison Gold Rush on the 970 kilometre Miners Pathway or 800 kilometre Kingsford Smith Mail Run - two unique opportunities to learn about the regions colourful pioneer heroes, Indigenous culture and natural wonders.

On the Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail, you'll learn more about Meekathara's settlement history and Indigenous culture from interpretive signs, as you make your way around Meekatharra Creek to the lookout over the super pit mine and town.

More insights into outback life can be found at the Royal Flying Doctor Service, or by taking a moment to listen to the School of the Air.

In spring, the red earth gives life to an array of wildflowers, creating some of Western Australia's most breathtaking displays. Picnic on a blanket of pink, yellow and white everlastings. Look out for the red sturt pea - the signature flower of Meekatharra - as well as emus, kangaroos, wedge tailed eagles and bungarra lizards.

If you're looking for a base for your own gold rush or wildflower adventure, you'll find motels, hotels and a shady caravan park in Meekathara.


Meekatharra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Peace Gorge

Peace Gorge is a stunning spot to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings whilst enjoying a picnic lunch. Explore the fascinating rock formation of the gorge and take a walk around the reserve to examine the wildflowers, native shrubs and vegetation. For the more ambitious, climb to the top of the rocks to take in the expansive view.

The gorge has been the preferred picnic spot for locals since 1919 when a gala picnic and sports day was organised for the soldiers who returned to Meekatharra following World War I. Since then it has become a tradition locals have honoured over the past century. Originally named The Granites it became known as Peace Gorge following the gala day.

Peace Gorge is just five minutes drive from the gold mining town of Meekathara, which is an eight and a half hour drive northeast of Perth. Discover the town and its surroundings on the Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail with interpretive signage along the track detailing the history of the town and the local Indigenous people.

Meekatharra Road
Meekatharra, WA, 6642

Located 2.0K from Meekatharra

Meekatharra: Travel Tips

Meekatharra Community Resource and Visitor Centre

The Meekatharra Community Resource and Visitor Centre provide an information service for Meekatharra.

They provide information and knowledge on community events, attractions, service providers, accommodation and meal options, help with printing out permits and accessing local contacts and businesses.

They have a wide variety of brochures and maps on surrounding towns and regions. Souvenirs and local Aboriginal art is on display and available for purchase. The Centre also acts as a Western Australia Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

55 Main Street
Meekatharra, WA, 6642

Located 0.3K from Meekatharra

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