Halls Creek

At the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert, Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of renowned natural attractions and outback drives.  From here you can visit the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Ranges of Purnululu National Park and Wolfe Creek Crater.  Halls Creek was the site of Western Australia’s first gold discovery in 1885, for a brief period it became prospecting grounds to more than 15,000 people from all over the world.  By 1954, old Halls Creek was all but abandoned as people moved to the new town site, and now stands in ruins. Today you can see the foundations of the old mine shaft, sections of the old post-office and the cemetery, where many Kimberley pioneers were buried.  Halls Creek is home to successful farming and mining industries and is a great base for exploring the area’s natural and historical attractions. Halls Creek was also the last stop for farmers driving cattle along the legendary Canning Stock Route.