Before entering  Norseman from the south the traveler will pass some very picturesque salt lakes.

Norseman is midway between Esperance and Kalgoolie, junction town and the gateway to the Nullarbor Plain. The town though small has all of the essential services and is an essential stock/fill up location.

Gold has been mined continuously at Norseman since 1896.

The quest for gold led to the establishment of Norseman. Today there are a number of small gold mining operations in the area but only the Central Norseman Gold Corporation can be considered a major producer. Gold was first found in the Norseman area in 1892 about 10 km south of the town, near Dundas, and the "Dundas Field" was proclaimed in August 1893 and a town site gazetted there.

In July 1894, Lawrence Sinclair and his horse "Norseman" discovered a rich gold reef which Sinclair named for his horse.

Once it was the second-richest goldfield in Western Australia, next to the Golden Mile of Kalgoolie. It is claimed that since 1892, over 100 tonnes of gold have been extracted from the area.

Norseman is also a participating town in the ‘golf’ Nullarbor Links Course. The longest Golf Course in the world. Norseman has 14th and 15th holes.

There are two museums in Norseman.

The Norseman Hotel is classic pub design.

The Norseman War Memorial is different and colourful on the main highway.

The Catholic Church has character. The All Saints is in the back streets.

A stopover at Norseman will not be hard to take.

Diary notes


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