Step into the past at Burra Rock where examples of pioneering ingenuity and rusted relics tell intriguing stories of the Goldfields’ diverse history.
A catchment wall and dam on the edge of the rock are reminders of the area’s vibrant history during the 1920s and 1930s. These were built to collect water for the steam trains that hauled timber and firewood along bush railways to the mines, boilers and powerhouses in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The woodlands have since regrown and now are recognised internationally for their biological diversity. After the woodcutting ceased and the rail lines were dismantled, the water catchment at Burra Rock attracted other pioneers to the region. A collection of abandoned machinery and rusted relics from a small farming venture at Burra Rock in the 1960s can be found in the picnic area.
Visitors are urged not to drive off tracks or on the rock, as there are historic features and fragile communities of granite plants and animals and are easily damaged.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.