Halls Creek is situated along the Great Northern Highway, in between Derby and Kununurra. Just south from Halls Creek is the arid and spectacular Great Sandy Desert.
Halls Creek moved 12 kilometres west from its original location in 1949. The town would have ended had it not moved to its current location. Halls Creek was named after prospector Charles Hall. In 1885, he and others in his prospecting party found the alluvial gold that led to the Kimberley gold rush, the first gold rush in Western Australia.
Covering some 142,908 square kilometres of predominantly desert and pastoral country, Halls Creek has something for everyone, from wide open spaces and magnificent natural attractions, to rich Aboriginal and European history and culture.
Halls Creek was the site of Western Australia's first Gold Rush. This soon fizzled out and now the old mining town is just ruins. However, fossicking around the old town is now popular, and you never know you might strike gold.
Close to Halls Creek is the famous China Wall (the Western Australia one). It is worth seeing as it is quite beautiful. There are also a number of swimming pools around Halls Creek, including Caroline Pool, Palm Springs and Sawpit Gorge.
There is also a small selection of accommodation in Halls Creek, and if you don't have your own transport you can get to Halls Creek on one of the Greyhound Pioneer buses.
Destinations within Kimberley
|Purnululu National Park
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