Leonora Tourist Information Centre is the service centre for the mining, exploration and the well established pastoral industry. When visiting or passing through the historic northern Goldfields, don't miss out on a stop at the Leonora Tourist and Information Centre for a wander down memory lane.
This visitor information centre is where you’ll find all that you need to know about the historic Gwalia Museum and Village.
In 1896, Leonora was a small settlement of hessian and timber shacks. Within a few years, the growing town boasted many of the buildings on the Leonora Heritage Trail.
All details of attractions and things to do and see can be obtained at the Centre along with all your souvenirs, memorabilia, and other retail items available for purchase and brochures on all the regions in WA.
Leonora Travel Information Centre: Experiencing The Leonora Tourism & Tourist Attractions
The township of Leonora lies 230km north of Kalgoorlie and supports a population of 1500 people. The town consists of some 350 houses, 100 industrial sites, 3 mining type accommodation camps, a shady caravan park, two hotels (including restaurants) with a-la-carte dining and one motel.
The Hoover House, originally occupied by Herbert Hoover (who went on to become the American president), has now been converted into a luxury Bed and Breakfast and cafe.
Shopping facilities include a supermarket, pharmacy, liquor, hardware and general store, post office, two roadhouses or service stations, cafe, accountant and TAB.
A well-equipped purpose-built modern recreation centre is situated in the CBD and caters for health and fitness requirements, all sporting pursuits and includes two air-conditioned squash courts, a gymnasium and an indoor basketball court which doubles for such sports as indoor cricket, volleyball and badminton along with a purpose-built modern Aquatic Centre including a 25 m lap pool and associated "fun" pools.
A 9-hole golf course and clubhouse provide a challenge to all golfers. There’s also a clay target shooting club that holds an annual 'Golden Nugget' shoot. The Race Club attracts large crowds to the dirt track situated 4kms from the town. It conducts three race meetings each year culminating in the Leonora Cup meeting conducted in September of each year. This event includes some pacing events.
The town has a resident doctor, modern hospital and is serviced by a volunteer St Johns Ambulance service. Modern schooling is available in Leonora from pre-school right through to Junior High School.
The thriving town of Leonora grew from the resourcefulness of early gold prospectors and miners and the tenacity of pastoralists.
If you are looking more about Leonora tourist places, visit Leonora Information Centre’s business page here to learn more!