Leonora is the service centre for the mining, exploration and well established pastoral industry. Gwalia is a must see for the visitor as it has been restored to its original condition (as it was in the early 1900's) and boasts one of Australia's finest museums. Malcolm serves today only as a railhead and has a population of zero.
Leonora experiences day time temperatures of around 15° celsius in winter to 38° in summer. Rainfall is scarce with the average being around 250mm per year. Travellers are advised to carry ample water when venturing off the main highways.
The surrounding country side is the home to an abundance of wildlife with kangaroos and emus being the most prolific. Wedge tailed eagles are also in large numbers throughout the area. All can be seen in the wild any time of the year. An abundance of wildflowers can be witnessed in the months July to September.
How To Get There
Leonora is serviced by a bitumen road from Perth via Kalgoorlie. A bus service operates from Perth on this route. Travel via Great Eastern Highway to Kalgoorlie and then on the Goldfields Highway to Leonora. A public airline also services the Leonora and Leinster townsites.