Southern Cross is a ‘great surprise’ town. Heading west from Kalgoolie to Perth the traveler will pass through Southern Cross. Be sure to time your visit for a stopover. This place has a few surprises. Not only is Southern Cross an exceptional tidy and clean town almost all essential services are on offer.

The town is named after the Southern Cross constellation and the town's most significant streets are named after stars.

The town of Southern Cross is one of the many towns which run along the Mundaring to Kalgoorlie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme .

A succession of gold rushes in the Yilgarn region near Southern Cross in 1887, at Coolgardie in 1892, and at Kalgoorlie in 1893 caused a population explosion in the barren and dry desert centre of Western Australia.

Southern Cross is on the standard gauge railway from Perth to Kalgoorlie and beyond. The Prospector and Indian Pacific passenger trains service the town. The former narrow gauge railway reached Southern Cross on 1 July 1894.

The Hotels in Southern Cross are quite something. The remote Railway Tavern has a lounge ‘wall papered’ with 60’s newspapers. Allow plenty of time to digest.

The Palace Hotel (1886) still has the original leadlight windows. The Club Hotel has a great profile in the cbd.

The Southern Cross War Memorial is on opposite the Anglican Church.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are over 100 years old. The Catholic is quite impressive..

The Southern Cross Museum gives a great insight into the history of the region.

This town is a really nice spot. Be sure to allow time and have an overnight at the ‘southern cross’ . You will love it.

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