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Sandstone is a picturesque town situated east of Geraldton in Western Australia’s Gascoyne-Murchison region. Rich in gold rush history, with magnificent local attractions, the area is an absolute delight to visit.

In 1894, a major gold discovery was made at Sandstone and the town’s wide streets are a reminder of its heyday in the decade before World War One. Several of its grand historic buildings have been restored, including the Post and Telegraph Office, Warden’s Court, now housing the Primary School and the National Hotel, which is still the lively social hub of the community.

The best way to see these fascinating heritage buildings is to follow the Sandstone Heritage Trail. A brochure and map for the Trail are available from the visitor centre and museum. The brochure includes additional information about some of the area’s stunning natural attractions, including London Bridge, believed to be 350-million years old, and the Peter Denny Lookout, dedicated to a former shire president, with its breathtaking ancient rock formation. During the wildflower season, July to September (subject to seasonal rains), the landscape is transformed from rich red earth to a carpet of colours.

Sandstone accommodation

Sandstone offers a choice of accommodation including the National Hotel, Outback Accommodation (motel style) and the Alice Atkinson Caravan Park. Search for Sandstone accommodation.

For more information contact the Sandstone Museum & Information Centre by emailing or search for Sandstone accommodation and attractions.

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