Discover Sandstone's gold rush history

Shire President Beth Walton explains why you should take a trip to historic Sandstone.

Situated in WA’s rugged Mid-West and first settled in 1894, Sandstone is a small country town with a rich gold mining history.

Here you can fossick old mine sites and try your luck at gold prospecting, stargaze at the night sky or just enjoy the area’s natural beauty. 

An ideal time to visit is during wildflower season, when the landscape comes alive with colour. 

Shire of Sandstone President Beth Walton says she feels lucky to live here: “Were surrounded by the natural bushland, I love sitting on my front veranda, looking at the sunsets and our beautiful night sky.” 

“We liaise very well with our surrounding Shires. The way that we help our community, we help out with the local Ambulance committee, give them a generous donation every year and also the Shire runs the local Fire Brigade.” 

“Please come and visit our little town of Sandstone. It's neat, it's tidy and it's safe and we would love to have you here” says Beth. 

Find out more about Sandstone by visiting the Shire’s website:



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