Pigeon Rocks - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -29.920771 119.273781
DMS: 29º 55' 14.77" S 119º 16' 25.61" E
UTM: 50 J 6687821mN 719504mE
Altitude: 515m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


396.29kms NorthEast of Perth

Address & Contact

Mt Jackson WA
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Pigeon Rocks were named by explorer Ernest Giles during his Fourth Expedition in 1875 enroute to Perth via the Great Victoria Desert. He named it as, in his words, "We obtained a good many bronze-winged pigeons here." He also reported a number of crows and hawks. At this spot Giles fired a single shot into the air to warn the many natives in the area not to attack his party as some did a few days earlier at Ularring. He stayed at the rocks, where there was plenty of water from 21 to 24 October 1875.

Pigeon Rocks are accessible along a 10km track off the Bullfinch Evanston Road. There is some remains of old stockyards, and bores. Beware of oncoming mining traffic and use UHF radio on blind corners. There is a huge mining operation nearby and you must drive back out the way you came in. The track in is 4WD only (offroad campers ok). A few spots to camp and a climb to the top is easy and enjoyable at sunset.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Southern Cross Airfield
Distance from Pigeon Rocks 146.28km S
Mean Max. °C34.833.830.626.221.517.916.618.521.426.329.932.7
Mean Min. °C17.717.615.
Mean Rain mm29.724.135.723.429.527.334.628.221.813.418.517.6

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