The Outback Way

A real Australian adventure, the Outback Way is a 2800km remarkable journey through some of the most attractive and remote desert areas. The route is mostly gravel and although it is graded and maintained regularly, it is advisable to travel in a high clearance 4WD vehicle as conditions can include corrugations and sand drifts and can change quickly. The route is usually acceptable for towing off road caravans and trailers.

The Outback Way allows travellers to learn about the ancient Aboriginal culture of the Wongatha and Ngaanyatjarra people, early exploration of inland Australia and the beauty of Australia’s central desert.

Aboriginal Land Permits are required to travel the Outback Way – call or visit the Great Beyond Visitor Centre for more information, or visit the Outback Way website for more information on planning your trip,

Old Police Precinct

Within the Precinct are the original Police Sergeant’s house, the Police office and the jail, all of which have been extensively refurbished in recent years. The buildings are open from 11am - 1pm daily or by appointment. Contact the Great Beyond Visitor Centre on (08) 9031 1361.

Windarra Mine Site Lookout

Located 28 kilometres from Laverton, this is the site of the Windarra Nickel Mine, made famous during the Poseidon Nickel Boom 1969. The lookout provides panoramic views over the famous site and its main mining structures that remain standing.

Lonely Bush Graves

Situated approximately 20km from Laverton, all that remains of the infamous Burtville town site is the resting place of some of our early prospectors and miners.

All except one of the deceased laid to rest at the cemetery were victims of the harsh and volatile conditions in the Goldfields early gold rush and mining period.

Site 12 of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail takes you to the grave of John Aspinall, a young New Zealand prospector whose quest to find gold came to a tragic and lonely end when he was struck by lightning in March 1896.

A little further down the road at Mt Morgans, the picturesque cemetery is well worth the visit. Disease, accident, suicide and murder were common causes of death as can be seen on numerous headstones. The Mt Morgans Cemetery is approximately 50km from Laverton.

Golden Quest Discovery Trail (Site 13)

Laverton is the northernmost site on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, a 965km self-drive adventure tour in one of the world’s most famous gold producing regions. Visit the Dr Laver statue and discover the significant role he played in the Laverton area. Other sites on the trail close to Laverton include Mt Morgans, Hawks Nest and Murrin Murrin. Visit the Golden Quest Discovery Trail website for more information

Laverton Outback Gallery

Located in the LLCCA building next to the hotel, the Gallery displays and sells art and craft made by local Wongatha people. Apart from the art, you can also browse the selection of wooden artefacts and boomerangs, hand painted emu eggs, woven baskets, hand dyed silk scarves and more.

Four Wheel Drive Adventure Tracks

Being in the red heart of WA, Laverton is not only the start of the Outback Way, it is also the gateway to a number of four wheel drive adventure tracks including the Anne Beadell Highway, Gunbarrel Highway, David Carnegie Road and Hann's Track. Guidebooks and maps on these trails are available from the Great Beyond Visitor Centre

Please contact the Centre for information on permits required for your trip.