Survival in a strange land – This trail tells many of the stories of what was often a struggle for survival as Europeans set out to make their way in a land that was foreign and pitiless.
The discovery of gold in the 1890s sparked a rush to this region – but the country the settlers came to was hot, harsh and horribly unforgiving.
From coach roads and stock routes, to wayside hotels and staging posts, and from vast pastoral stations to historic mines and the shooting star settlements that they spawned – the social history of this struggle for survival is strung out along this loop for your interest.
Drive the 300km in a clockwise direction – it is a comfortable day’s outing.
Each stop on the loop is signposted and you’ll meet some quirky cut out figures who will tell you stories of times gone by.
Note that just over 50% of this trail is gravel. Although this is generally a good quality trail, it can suffer after rain, so it’s recommended that you travel in a 4 wheel drive to complete the journey.
Due to the remoteness of the trail we suggest that you check the latest road conditions with the Shire before setting out on this journey and that you pick up the Leonora Loop Trail flyer from the Information Centre. The flyer provides important preparation and safety information that will ensure you have a smooth experience.