For an authentic Australian outback experience, visit Kookynie - a living gold rush ghost town on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, with a quintessential goldfields pub and a host of gold rush relics to explore. In its gold rush heyday, following the discovery of gold in 1895, the booming hub of Kookynie had 1,500 residents, six hotels, a public baths and brewery.
Today, it's practically a ghost town with just 13 permanent residents, but there are a number of buildings that bear testament to Kookynie's heritage, including the Grand Hotel, where you can enjoy a cold beer, a hearty meal and drink in the outback ambience.
Accommodation prices from:
- Queen double room from $110
- Triple single room from $120