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Tourist highlights in Norseman

| 15/08/2013

If you are travelling across the Nullarbor to Perth, Norseman is the place to visit on route. Being the gateway to the Nullarbor Plain, Norseman attracts thousands of tourists each year. It is the perfect destination for those who love the outback. Untouched woodlands, camping trails, salt water lakes, and great views of the Nullarbor Plain coupled with outdoor bar-b-ques in this small town makes it a hot destination for travelers. The fact that the town has a history of gold mining adds to the attraction.

It is known that the town was named after Hardy Norseman – Laurie Sinclair’s horse who uncovered a gold nugget in 1894. A statue of Norseman was installed in the heart of town and here began the gold mining trade in Norseman. Travelers can visit Phoenix Park, a working gold mine which has a great lookout point of the Nullarbor Plain. Beacon Hill is another lookout point for avid photographers and lovers of nature.

In the past, camel trains used to carry freight and mail to the residents. Tourists can visit the Tin Camels which were installed to pay tribute to the camel trains. The Granite woodlands Discovery Trail and the Heritage Trail are great for those who enjoy the outdoors and like camping, hiking and long drives. Lake Dundas and the surrounding area is also a treat for sore eyes. You can get additional information about travel and Norseman accommodation at the Norseman Visitors Center.


If you are a backpacker looking for budget accommodation, Lodge 101 and Railway Norseman Motel are ideal places to stay. The Norseman Hotel is a perfect Australian country style pub which offers single and family rooms. It is located overlooking River Wick and offers a pristine view of the river and the landscapes surrounding it.

If you’re in the mood to for luxury, Norseman has some really nice options too. The Norseman Great Western Travel Village is a premier motel with the latest facilities and amenities to make your stay more than comfortable. The motel has its own traveller’s restaurant and a pool with a pool side dining facility. This motel is in close proximity to all the major attractions in Norseman.

The Best Western Norseman Inn is another reasonably priced place to stay. The continental breakfasts are great and the bar tender serves up some refreshing cocktails too. If you browse online, you will find several other accommodation options in Norseman.

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