Mount Magnet Information
Mount Magnet is one of Western Australia’s most unknown tourist destinations. Although it is a town based around the mining and pastoral industries, there is an abundance of attractions for any traveller.
A drive along the Mount Magnet Tourist Trail will take you through 37 kilometres of amazing displays of nature. Old mining settlements, the Granites and the old amphitheatre are worth stopping for, as well as the cemetery and various picturesque picnic spots.
Beautiful wildflowers bloom on and in the surrounds of Mount Magnet from April to October. Huge arrays of brightly coloured flowers appear as carpets across the bush land and form a most magnificent sight.
The Granites are great ridges formed by the erosion of soft white granite underneath a hard red cement cap. The escarpment is about 15 metres high and caves have formed over thousands of years. Aboriginal paintings and carvings dating back more than 9,000 years can be found along the formations and are a must see.
Another amazing rock formation not to be passed-by is the amphitheatre. Now a popular picnic spot, locals believe an ancient waterfall helped define the land into the unique formation it is today.
For the knowledge-hungry traveller, a visit to the Mount Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum is a must. An extensive collection of displays portrays the town’s rich past and includes old mining and farming equipment.
A heritage walk through the town is a popular activity and tours can be organised via the Tourist Information Centre. Along the walk you will learn a brief history of the town and you will visit the old School Masters House, the old School, the Station Masters House, the original Bank of Western Australia and the old Post Office, as well as other sights and points of interest.
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