Yalgoo and Paynes Find

Shire of Yalgoo promotional video on YouTube.

Yalgoo and Paynes Find form the Shire of Yalgoo, situated a day’s drive north east of Perth. From late July to September, the surrounding area is carpeted in Western Australian wildflowers, such as white, cream, yellow and pink everlastings.


This historic outback town is full of character, with well preserved turn-of-the-century buildings and a rich gold mining heritage. Yalgoo was founded in the 1890s with the discovery of alluvial gold, and there are plenty of reminders of the town’s wild gold rush days, including the railway station, cemetery, Monsignor Hawes, the convent chapel, Jokers Tunnel and the Court House Museum.

Located on the Geraldton to Mount Magnet Road, east of Mullewa, Yalgoo can also be accessed from the Morawa Yalgoo Road or the Yalgoo Ninghan Road.

Paynes Find

Paynes Find is renowned for its glorious carpets of Western Australian wildflowers during the season from July to September, as well as its Gold Battery. Established in 1911, the Paynes Find Gold Battery is the only working battery in the State. Take a tour and enjoy the museum and displays.

Yalgoo and Paynes Find accommodation

This is a great place to experience real Australian outback life at one of the working cattle station stays. Yalgoo and Paynes Find accommodation options also include hotel rooms, caravan parks and camping grounds. Search Gascoyne-Murchison accommodation.

For more information about local attractions, or Yalgoo and Paynes Find accommodation, visit the Shire website at www.yalgoo.wa.gov.au.

Suggested outback drive routes 

Monsignor Hawes Trail three days

Follow the Monsignor Hawes Trail and discover the fascinating religious architecture of New Norcia and the stunning Catholic churches throughout the region, designed by the renowned Monsignor Hawes. View more

Miners Pathway four days

Venture along the Miners Pathway and explore the wild prospecting towns that rocketed to the forefront of Western Australia’s gold rush in the 1800s, including Mt Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra and Sandstone. View more


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