Mount Magnet Tourism & Travel
Mount Magnet Australia
Mount Magnet is located 562 km northeast of Perth on the Great Northern Highway. Mount Magnet has a population of some 892 souls.
Mount Magnet History
The town site of Mount Magnet was gazetted in 1895. The surveyor, Robert Austin named Mount Magnet in 1854. He took the name from the nearby hill containing magnetic rocks.
Mount Magnet Attractions
Mount Magnet offers visitors a rich mining history; the Historical Society Museum houses a collection of mining and pioneering artifacts.The Mount Magnet Heritage Trail is a 1.4km walk trail covering the surviving historic buildings and sites of the gold-rush era. 7km from Mount Magnet are The Granites, a picnic area of rocky outcrops. The Mount Magnet Heritage Drive, 37 km drive if local historical detail.Mount Magnet is renowned for gemstone fossicking: Great care should be taken if undertaking this pastime as old mine sites and old diggings can be dangerous.