Mount Magnet lives up to its role as the hub of the Murchison and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in Western Australia. Situated four and a half hours' drive east of Geraldton, on the Great Northern Highway, it’s the perfect base for exploring the Gascoyne-Murchison region and offers rich pickings for those interested in gold prospecting and fossicking and gold rush history.
Mount Magnet attractions
- Follow the 37 kilometre Tourist Trail from the town centre, through old and new goldmine sites, to take in the spectacular views from Warrmboo Hill and explore the area’s magnificent granite rock formations, including a natural amphitheatre and cave.
- Catch a movie at the town’s original open-air film theatre (summer months only), one of only three traditional outdoor cinemas still operating in Western Australia.
- Check out the Mining and Pastoral Museum and its extensive collection of mining and farming relics.
- Visit between May and October and attend one of the town’s many horse racing meetings.
- Try your luck at gold prospecting and fossicking.
- Explore the remains of abandoned settlements, such as Lennonville.
- Come in spring and see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers.
Mount Magnet accommodation and services
The town is well serviced by two service stations, a supermarket, cafe, butcher, nursing post and post office. Hotel, backpacker and lodge accommodation is available In Mount Magnet, as well as a caravan park and nearby station stays. Search accommodation by location.
Flying to Mount Magnet
Skippers Aviation is Western Australia's truly regional airline, offering regularly scheduled services from Perth to Mount Magnet.
Visit the Shire’s website www.mtmagnet.wa.gov.au for more details about Mount Magnet accommodation and attractions.
Things to see and do in and around Mt Magnet
Road to the Rock
Take a self drive adventure through the heart of Western Australia to Mount Augustus! Found roughly 1,000 kilometres north of Perth in the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia, Mount Augustus is the world’s biggest rock. Located within Mount Augustus National Park, you'll find a lush outback paradise with swimming holes and ancient rock art.
Follow the video links below to view some of the amazing attractions you'll encounter along your road trip to the Rock