Attractions

The Terraces

Leonora

So-called ‘break-away’ formations, created through the erosion of plateaux by wind and rain,  are relatively common within outback Australia but ‘The Terraces’, some 40 kilometres north-east of Leonora are a particularly fine example and worth the journey via the Darlot leg of the Leonora Loop Trails (4WD recommended).

Over 100 years ago, several thousand men made their way through this remote territory to a spot further north, just south of Lake Darlot, where gold had been found. The rush to Lake Darlot was quite spectacular and, as was common, a thriving township was established and survived for as long as the gold was to be readily won. Of course, this was only a matter of a couple of years. Today, the most prominent reminder of this frenzied quest for the precious metal are the graves of those who succumbed to typhoid fever and other misfortunes.


  • The Terraces
  • The Terraces
  • The Terraces
  • The Terraces

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