Westonia Historic Townsite
Westonia has a unique charm, nestled amongst 4,000ha of salmon gum, morrell and gimlet woodland interspersed with granite outcrops and remnants of the town’s gold mining past.
The town has been preserved to reflect its days as a booming gold mining town. Old buildings have been restored and new buildings constructed in a style that represents the past.
Wolfram Street Facades
The bright red doors on Westonia’s Fire Station are part of the town’s plan to step back in time. The colourful exteriors of the Façade Shop Front Project aim to recreate the look of the main street during the 1900’s mining boom.
Down the street, the facades of the town’s original bank, café and green grocer store have been recreated. The doors on these facades are real and open to the library and Shire Offices.
Westonia Caravan Park
The caravan park is neat and tidy with powered concreted bays for vans and a grassed area for campers. Powered sites for tourists are $15 per night per van or motorhome. Unpowered sites are $11 per night per motorhome, vehicle or van. Cheaper weekly rates are also available, with weekly powered sites available at $80 and weekly unpowered sites available at $60. Laundry facilities (wash tubs & washing machine at $2 per wash - 2 x $1 coins) and a clothesline are provided. The ablutions are clean and well serviced. Companies with staff accommodated in caravans should however be aware that they are charged at $15 per person accommodated per night, not $15 per van per night.
Woodlands And Wildflowers Heritage Trail
Just outside the entrance to the caravan park you will find the start of the Woodlands and Wildflowers Heritage Trail. This 4km walk trail will take you through the Westonia Common woodland and back to town past historic points of interest. Keep an eye out for wildflowers in season.