Bruce Rock


Bruce's Rock Attractions

Bruce's Rock, two kilometres outside the town, was named after John Rufus Bruce, a sandalwooder who used the outcrop as his depot in 1869. Take a walk over the rock and enjoy a picnic or barbeque at its base.

Address: Bruce Rock Nature Reserve, Bruce Rock East Road, Bruce Rock 6418

Phone: 890611377

Email: roctel@wn.com.au

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Kokerbin Rock Attractions

The Rock is situated within the Kokerbin Nature Reserve which is administered by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Also known as Kokerbin Hill, it is the third largest monolith in Australia and is recognized as an interesting unspoilt spot for flora and fauna study. It covers 9 hectares and is 122m high with interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side. Situated approximately 40km north-west of Bruce Rock. Picnic and barbecue facilities are available that creates an ideal location for a pleasant outing with family and friends.

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Kokerbin Nature Reserve, Kwolyin, WA 6385

Phone: 890611377

Email: roctel@wn.com.au

Website: www.brucerock.wa.gov.au/kokerbin-rock.aspx

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Ardath Hotel Attractions

Circa 1925, this is a Heritage style hotel. Ardath hotel has been restored as a tavern with counter meals available. The main bar features original behind-bar furniture. If you look closely, you may recognize the hotel from a television commercial with Saw. Even though it might seem like an unlikely location, Ardath has an 18 hole par 72 golf course.

Address: 25 Main Street Ardath WA 6419

Phone: 890651045

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Bruce Rock Museum Attractions

The Bruce Rock Museum is located on Johnson Street, and contains a comprehensive collection of memorabilia. To the rear of the museum you will find an original one-room school house and a replica mud brick settler’s cottage from pioneering farm days. Situated across the road is the Machinery and Motor Museum, which houses working farm machinery, a vintage car and a steam traction engine – all from local historical times.

Address:

24 Johnston Street, Bruce Rock , 6418

Phone: 890611377

Email: admin@brucerock.wa.go.au

Website: www.brucerock.wa.gov.au/museum.aspx

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Shackleton Bank Attractions

The Bankwest bank at Shackleton claims to be Australia’s smallest bank. This is a claim that few would argue with. Measuring only 3 metres by 4 metres the bank closed its doors from business for the last time in 1997. Thoughout its life, the building has been an Aircraft Observation Post during World War II, a Child Care Centre and the Bank of New South Wales before it finally became known as Bankwest.

Address: 7 Jermyn Street Shackleton WA 6386

Phone: 890641082

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Website: www.brucerock.wa.gov.au/shackleton-bank.aspx

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Bruce Rock Ampitheatre Attractions

The Amphitheatre seats up to 1200 people. Designed and built by the local community, it is the host for many get-togethers and community events including the annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion and many other shows, concerts and community initiatives. The adjoining Sculpture Park has contributions of artwork form all around the region and is a unique place for a family picnic or a peaceful stroll around picturesque gardens.

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Johnston Street, Bruce Rock 6418

Phone: 890611377

Email: admin@brucerock.wa.go.au

Website: http://www.brucerock.wa.gov.au/amphitheatre.aspx

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Granite Way Attractions

From Kwolyin, Strike out on a 60km tour of the most impressive granite rocks on any drive. Spectacular scenery of both grantie rocks and farmland abound, on this short but impressive drive. The drive can be accessed from Kellerberrin, Yoting or from Kwolyin.

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Phone: 890611377

Email: roctel@wn.com.au

Website: www.brucerock.wa.gov.au/kwolyin-campsite.aspx

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Shackleton Hall Attractions

Newly painted and renovated by the Shackleton Progress Assocation. It contains wall time-lines and pictures of the history and farming industries of Shackleton, Kwolyin and Erikin. A room devoted to the Antarctic expolits of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew has been decorated with posters, information and books. August 30th was the centenary of their rescue by the Chilean Navy tug S.S Yelcho from Elephant Island in 1916. Shackelton was named by land-owner Dr Jermyn to honour the hero who returned all the un-harmed crew of twenty-eight to england. Their Ship Endurance stuck in the ice, drifted in the Waddell Sea and was finally crushed. ( The Shackleton Hall Key is at the Shackleton Store).

Address: 4 Jermyn Street Shackleton WA 6386

Phone: 890641082

Email: Ivord@bigpond.com

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