Forrest - WA

  Place Name


DEG: -30.851521 128.101685
DMS: 30º 51' 5.47" S 128º 06' 6.06" E
UTM: 52 J 6586508mN 414107mE
Altitude: 162.53m


Place Type

Population - Place Name


543.65kms South of Warburton
548.22kms West of Ceduna
604.2kms SouthEast of Laverton

Address & Contact

Trans Access Rd
Forrest WA 6434
Phone: +61890226403
Email: N/A


The township consists of 6 cottages once used by DCA staff and personnel operating the Bureau of Meteorology weather station. Managers now live on site, with other cottages providing self contained accommodation. Visitors are welcome. Camping areas are provided under shady trees and also at the old Met Office where bathroom, kitchen and Museum are located.

For curtesy, please call ahead to let them know of your arrival and your needs. You can book lunch (sandwiches, burgers etc) and dinner (3 course meal for $46/head). You can also get a mudmap to highlight points of interest along the route up from Eucla.

Accommodation costs in cottages is $100pp/night, camping costs are $20pp/night for power, showers, toilets, kitchen etc. Desal water can be purchased for 11c/L. Firewood is provided and campfires at night are permitted.

Note the drive from Eucla to Forrest is very rough and slow going - expect to travel about 30km/hr and take 5 hours by taking it easy to avoid punctures on the sharp limestone track.

The equipment at the met station is no longer functioning and was been stripped out and put on display in the museum. There is lots to see here and a hive of activity as Forrest Airfield services daily visitors arriving by plane to refuel on their way and other visitors such as 4WD and motorbike tourers passing through into the Great Victoria Desert.

(Details updated March 2019).
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Forrest 1km NE
Mean Max. °C33.
Mean Min. °C16.216.714.311.
Mean Rain mm23.127.927.418.817.116.317.014.816.210.321.826.4

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