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Mount Magnet - Cities, Towns and Localities
Mount Magnet is the crossroads to the Midwest and the hub of the Murchison and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in Western Australia. Today, Mount Magnet is a service town for the mining and pastoral industries.

Located on the Great Northern Highway, Mount Magnet provides the perfect base for exploring the Gascoyne-Murchison region, especially those interested in gold prospecting and fossicking.

There is easy access to other nearby historic towns of Cue (80 km), Meekatharra (195 km), Sandstone (158 km) and Yalgoo (124 km). Other points of interest include Dalgaranga meteorite crater and Walga Rock. Between July and September, visitors are drawn to the area for the magnificent wildflower season.

Check out our listing of Mount Magnet accommodation, Rainbow Coast accommodation and the Great Southern Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Mount Magnet Tourist Information Centre
Hepburn Street (next to the Picture Theatre Garden)
Ph: 08 9963 4172
Email (for out of season enquiries refer to Shire Office)
Open — April to October
Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm
(closed for lunch 12 pm - 1 pm)
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Mount Magnet Attractions

Heritage Walk
• The Heritage Walk provides a leisurely way to take in the town and a glimpse into the history of Mount Magnet. The walk down the main street still provides a feel for days gone by, with its wide road and old shop fronts. For a detailed map and guide for the walk contact the Tourist Centre or Shire Office or download the map from their website.
Gold Prospecting and Fossicking
• The opportunity for gold prospecting and fossicking draws people from far and wide. Many tourist like to fossick as part or the entire reason for the holiday, however you are required to get a Miner's Right for each person in your party that will be prospecting. For more information about gold prospecting and fossicking in Western Australia, contact or visit the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum website. See the Prospecting and Exploring section - Miner's Rights.
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Mount Magnet Transport

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Mount Magnet has a commercial airport, flights taking approximately an hour and fifteen minutes from Perth. Skipper Aviation operates regular scheduled air services between Perth and Mount Magnet. See their website for details.
• Air Travel
• Ph: 1300 729 924 (Bookings within Australia) • Email - see website for other contact information
• WA's truly regional airline. Operates a number of regular scheduled air services between Mount Magnet and Perth every week. See website for current flight schedules, online bookings and general information.
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• Bus/Coach
Integrity Coach Lines
• Ph: 1300 729 924 (Bookings within Australia) • Email - see website for other contact information
• Integrity Coach Lines operates a professional, express coach service in Western Australia, providing luxury coach travel along Great Northern Highway between Perth and Port Hedland, including Mt Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra and Newman.
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• Public Transport
• Reservation Hotline • Ph: 1300 662 205 • Email
• Charter Enquiry Hotline • Ph: 08 9478 3989 • Email - see website for other contact information
• TransWA is the Western Australian government's regional public transport coach and rail operator.

With a fleet of 21 Scania Coaches, four regional rail services , the high speed Prospector, the AvonLink, the MerredinLink and the Australind train, the TransWA network accesses more than 275 locations from Meekatharra and Kalbarri in the North, throughout the South-West Region to Augusta and Albany, and the east to Kalgoorlie and Esperance.
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Mount Magnet Distance

Distance to Mount Magnet
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Mount Magnet:
• Broome 1,658
• Cervantes 677
• Esperance 1,059
• Geraldton 340
• Meekatharra 195
• Newman 615
• Paynes Find 144
• Perth 567
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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