Once a thriving goldmining town of 7,000 people, today it is a ghost town with only a few of its buildings left standing.
The Shire of Wiluna covers an area of 184,000 square kilometres and is predominantly mining and pastoral land.
Statues of Warri and Yatungka: the town’s statue ‘Last
of the Nomads’ and recalls the beautiful love story behind their
culturally frowned-upon relationship. Their deaths marked the end of a
tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 40,000 years.
Canning Stock Route
ne of the toughest and most remote tracks in the world, it runs from
Halls Creek in the Kimberley region to Wiluna in the mid-west. With a
total distance of around 1,850 km it is the longest historic stock
route in the world. The stock route was created as a way of breaking a
monopoly that west Kimberley cattlemen had on the beef trade at the
beginning of the 20th century.
Well numbers 1 and 2 close to the town, as are the original cattle
loading yards. Trekking to various parts of the track between Wiluna
and Hall’s Creek is popular in the cooler months of the year.
Located on the Canning Stock Route, both North Pool and Lake Violet
are pleasant spots for a picnic and are fantastic for bird watching.
Wiluna marks the start of this popular four wheel drive track which
crosses the ranges and central desert to Warburton and then on to Alice
Springs, runs west to Meekatharra and north to Newman.
Lorna Glen Reserve
(90 km east) An historic cattle station where fauna and flora are being allowed to return to the natural state.
Wanjarri Nature Reserve
The first nature reserve to be created through the purchase of a
pastoral lease back in 1971, Wanjarri is ntoted for its variety of
flora and fauna, over 100 different species of bird have been
documented in the Reserve. The turn is approximately 100km south of
Wiluna, and a further 14km to the old homestead. Follow the
Set in 'Len Beadell country' approximately 353 km east of Wiluna,
Carnegie Station provides an important fuel and supply point for
travellers on the Gunbarrel Highway. Although an operating
pastoral lease, Carnegie Station provides accommodation for travellers
in self-catering dongas. Ph. (08) 9981 2991.