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Gwalia

4 Km South of Leonora, Leonora, Western Australia 6438, Australia
+61 8 9037 7122
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Nice stop for morning tea

Well worth a look into the history of Leonora.The visit is now free.(at the time of our visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
david_cook1947
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Leonora, Australia
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BACK after 65 years

A trip down memory lane for my husband whose father was sent here to work in the Sons of Gwalia... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
HenReeTess
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“ghost town” (22 reviews)
“hoover house” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
4 Km South of Leonora, Leonora, Western Australia 6438, Australia
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+61 8 9037 7122
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"miners cottages"
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"interesting insight"
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"australian history"
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"worth a stop"
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"unique experience"
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"open pit"
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"couple of hours"
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"townsite"
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"president"
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"kalgoorlie"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look into the history of Leonora.The visit is now free.(at the time of our visit)... Hoover house is charming and the men will like the wheelhouse and other mechanical equipment. The mine is still operating? And has gone from pit to underground...More

Thank david_cook1947
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

A trip down memory lane for my husband whose father was sent here to work in the Sons of Gwalia Mine in 1950, fresh from Italy with no English the same as so many other migrants from Italy and Yugoslavia as it had become then....More

Thank HenReeTess
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The buildings here are a remnant of the past. With a little imagination you can get a feel for the times. The old pub is a good example.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is wonderful, we saw it in conjunction to our visit to the Gormley Statues. Quite incredible to wander round the tiny homes and see how they suffered back in the day. Highly recomend

Thank TrueBloo
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic experience and well worth a stop off to see. The local volunteers have done a wonderful job preserving the history and feel of the town.

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Well restored "ghost" town. Free to visit and you could spend an hour or two looking around inside and outside all the restored dwellings. Great photography spot. Probably best to visit in cooler months. The toilets had frogs in them, which was great fun.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I am always amazed by the good old mining town as how "Gold" could change a town in the middle of desert from nothing to something then to nothing again. The museum is definitely a must visit place as you can see how people used...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

How amazing to see this ghost town. We wandered around all the old buildings, amazed at the primitive conditions and how oppressive it must have been living here in the heat. Equally amazing was how things have been left for tourists like us to see....More

Thank jillreading08
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Many old houses/and buildings being renovated by the local community. It would be great if there was more history to read about the town and the houses.

Thank Deirdre L
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great bit of history they were renovating the head frame. Whilst we were there and the entrance building will be back to check it out again

Thank Darryl B
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946SamuiDave
24 April 2017|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a car from Perth, or you can go by train from Perth to Kalgoorlie, the Prospector - an enjoyable experience, then hire a car in Kalgoorlie and drive north through Menzies to Leonora and Gwalia.
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