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Meekatharra, WA

Located approximately 500 kilometres inland from Geraldton, Meekatharra is the centre of a mining, sheep and cattle district. The area has many old worked out gold mines and old machinery relics.


This old gold mining area abounds with remnants of its historical past. First settled by prospectors in 1896, mining still continues today on a small scale. A visit to the ghost towns of Peak Hill and Nannine is a must for the visitor, where the ruins and old mines can be explored.

Visit the 25 Mile Well located 40 kilometres north of town on the Great Northern Highway. During 1976, the Meekatharra Lions Club restored the well as a tribute to the old drovers and stockmen who passed that way through the years.

An interesting rock formation, Peace Gorge, is just five kilometres from town off the Gascoyne Junction Road.

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, enjoy a video presentation of the Royal Flying Doctor Service operation and you can listen to ‘School of the Air’.

Nearest Airport: Meekatharra

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country

Popular Activities

  • Outback

About Meekatharra

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Meekatharra Postcode: 6642
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Esperance & the Golden Outback
  • Latitude: -26.59116
  • Longitude: 118.49635
  • Elevation: 520m
  • Population: 708
  • Median Income: $43940
  • Area (Sq/km): 26582.172
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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