mineral collection, agricultural, transport and water supply artefacts, early educational items and collection of photos and citations of Yilgarn servicemen and much more. Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9.30-11.30am and 1.30-3.30pm. Fri 9.30am-3.30pm Sat 9.30am-12pm and Sun: 11am-3pm Wimmera Hill Lookout This lookout allows visitors to view the townsite of Southern Cross, the surrounding farmland and gold mines. Places of interest Along your journey to or from Southern Cross Karalee Dam Collecting water running off the rocks, the construction of this significant aqueduct was made to provide water to the dam for slow steam trains en route to Kalgoorlie. It has great picnic and camping facilities and is located 56 kilometres east along Great Eastern Highway. Frog Rock A miniature wave-like formation, dam and picnic area located 30 kilometres south-west of Southern Cross. Marvel Loch This town is located 35 kilometres south of Southern Cross and was named after the horse that won the Caulfield Cup in 1905. Gold was discovered in the area in 1906 and mining operations are ongoing today.
The town of Southern Cross was founded in 1888 and is named after the stars that guided the first settlers to the place. Today all the streets and the salt lake in the area are named after stars and constellations. If you are sightseeing or just taking a break from driving, there are many interesting sites, facilities and amenities situated within town. Off Great Eastern Highway on Antares Street you find coffee shops, a supermarket, a hardware shop, post office, pub, bank, op-shop and hairdresser or you can rest under the shade of a gum tree in the Rotary Park, with BBQ and toilet facilities. Parts of the main street and park are covered by free public Wi-Fi. Reminisce at the Yilgarn Historical Museum, exercise in our well-appointed outdoor fitness centre, or give your four- legged friend a workout at the dog park. If visiting during summer come and have a splash to cool down in our swimming pool, free of charge!
Free community sundowner at the Southern Cross Oval. Sausage sizzle, kids activities and awards, followed by a family friendly outdoor movie. 25 April 2020 - Anzac Day Commemorative service at the War Memorial on Antares Street in Southern Cross, 6am. Dawn Service and 11am main service followed by free community luncheon. 29 August 2020 - Yilgarn Agricultural Show The Yilgarn Agricultural Show is a fun-filled day enjoyed by all ages. Starting with a parade and concluding with fireworks. Exhibitions showcasing agriculture, mining and local talent, children’s entertainment and food. 27 September 2020 - Southern Cross Car and Bike Show and Swap Meet Popular event showcasing cars and motorbikes of all ages and makes on display at the oval. Accompanied by swap meet, market stalls, food vendors and plenty of free children’s entertainment. For further information visit www.yilgarnmotoringenthusiasts.com. Visit our website for more information on upcoming events in the Shire of Yilgarn. Southern Cross Visitor Information Shire Office 23 Antares Street Southern Cross WA 6426 Tel: (08) 9049 1001 www.yilgarn.wa.gov.au
Places of interest In Southern Cross Southern Cross Dog Exercise Park
Come and exercise your four-legged friend at the specifically designed dog exercise area located conveniently close to the RV dump point on the corner of Achernar and Sirius Street. Southern Cross Outdoor Fitness Centre The shaded outdoor fitness centre is located in a building on the sports grounds and comprises of 14 equipment items which will facilitate numerous workout options for the tired and stiff traveller. Entrance is located cnr
Achernar and Sirius Street. Yilgarn History Museum
Located on Antares Street see the earliest Registrar’s Office in Western Australia, now the Museum, built in 1892. Displays include a recreated prospectors camp, prospecting gear, authentic 5-head stamp battery, bottle and
1 Monument on Wimmera Hill 2 Rotary Park 3 Karalee Dam & Rock 2
Southern Cross Caravan Park & Sandalwood Lodge Conveniently located on Great Eastern Hwy and within walking distance of the town centre, dog park and community swimming pool. We offer 5th wheeler premium and drive-through bays, spacious tent sites, recently fully refurbished ablution block and an en-suite disability site. The Sandalwood Motor Lodge has fully equipped air-conditioned motel style rooms. We offer free Wi-Fi in parts of the park, coin operated laundry facilities, free BBQ’s, playground, campers’ kitchen, recreation room with TV. Dogs are allowed in the caravan park but not in our lodge rooms (special needs & guide dogs excepted), conditions apply. Great Eastern Highway, Southern Cross Tel: (08) 9049 1212 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.yilgarn.wa.gov.au