Today, it is still
a small, busy outback town, that is well kept and clean. The Sons of
Gwalia mine opened in 1896, closing in 1963. Many pieces of that
historic period remain in the Gwalia Historical Museum and
compliment the 20 original old miners camps that have been restored
by the local community. In 1984, the Sons of Gwalia mine opened as
an open cut pit in and reverted back to underground workings in
1995. It operates adjacent to the Museum, giving tourists an insight
of historic and modern mining methods.
It is an interesting place
to make base to visit the surrounding region. There is a variety of
accommodation including motel, caravan park, hotels, and two
roadhouses. Bus and air transport regularly service the area, and
you can make it your stop from which to go on to Alice Springs or
head up north.
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In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.