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 Sandstone Heritage Museum and Information Centre.
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.
For more information check out www.sandstone.wa.gov.au
Things to see and do in and around Sandstone
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