HALLS CREEK

Halls Creek is a neat little town and its level of services was a pleasant surprise.

For Bustout Halls Creek was our launch pad for an aerial tour too and over the Bungle Bungles. Turtle Creek was our first choice for the trip but was grounded through an intense pre-season wet cell that passed through twelve hours earlier. Our Bungle Bungles synopsis is a separate review.

Halls Creek moved 12 km west from its original location in 1949 because the new Great Northern Highway did not follow the route of the old Duncan Road. The town would have ended had it not moved to its current location. Halls Creek was initially a gold mining town, named after prospector Charles Hall. In 1885, he and others in his prospecting party found the alluvial gold that led to the Kimberley gold rush, the first gold rush in Western Australia.

Today, some gold mining is still carried out by local prospectors; however, large-scale mining has ceased with the closure of the White Elvire River Mine.

Not too far from Halls Creek are the China Walls. These are very interesting geological natural structures and a must visit, if passing through or staying over.

The Catholic Church is the preeminent church establishment.

The Halls Creek (the Kimberly) is a great pub. Be sure to check out Western Australiaís explorerís wall display and citations. Allow a little time for a very interesting read.

The Halls Creek War Memorial is in the centre of the town.

Traveling west from Kunnunrra to the west coast of OZ on the Great (and interesting) Northern Highway passing through Halls Creek to refill or stay over is a must. Bustout recommends a stopover. A nice surprise awaits.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course