Duncan Road, Old Halls Creek, Western Australia

Halls Creek is the access point to the western end of Duncan Road in Western Australia. We decided to explore down Duncan Road through Old Halls Creek and on to Sawpit Gorge for the night, to camp near the picturesque waterhole.  The road was quite good for a 4WD track and there were a few points of interest along the road.  Oh, and if you are travelling anywhere in the vicinity of Halls Creek in WA, I would totally recommend the bakery… best bread ever!

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Our home away from home 🙂

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Palm Springs is a permanent freshwater pool on the Black Elvire River that has become a popular camping spot for travellers along the dusty Duncan Highway. (located about 40km’s south of Halls Creek)

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Caroline Pool is a about 15km’s from Halls Creek.  The water level was quite low due to the lack of recent rain.

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Old Halls Creek is the original site of the first gold discovery in Western Australia and where the WA gold rushes began.  The hustle and bustle atmosphere of the old days of a boom-town are gone, but remnants of the history remain, especially in the Pioneers Cemetery where headstones and epitaphs provide glimpses of lives gone by.

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Sawpit Gorge, about 45km south of Halls Creek.

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