Gnarlbine Rock Well and Plaques - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -31.148188 120.959496
DMS: 31º 08' 53.48" S 120º 57' 34.18" E
UTM: 51 J 6552183mN 305484mE
Altitude: 417.77m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


492.16kms East of Perth

Address & Contact

Queen Victoria Rock Rd
Victoria Rock WA 6429
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Plaques at this site read: "Explorer Charles Cooke Hunt first camped at this rock on August 16th 1864, noting that the water might prove useful. In 1888 explorer and prospector Gilles McPherson was saved by an Aboriginal boy named Toobey who led him to this well after he was unable to find water."

Gnarlbine Rock

Nearby is Gnarlbine Rock where Holland had aimed for here from Broomehill and was "most pleased" with their navigation when they came straight on to it. The soak at Gnarlbine was the principal water supply for the Coolgardie goldrush and has many plaques commemorating the explorers who passed that way. Historic well, and plaques here explain the story.
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Closest Weather Station

Kalgoorlie-Boulder at 28/03:30am WST
Distance from Gnarlbine Rock Well and Plaques 62.01km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
Distance from Gnarlbine Rock Well and Plaques 62.01km NE
Mean Max. °C33.732.129.525.220.717.516.718.622.225.829.032.0
Mean Min. °C18.317.816.
Mean Rain mm24.131.326.020.626.228.325.

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