Shire of Cue
Step back in time and take a visit to Cue, Queen of the Murchison.
Formerly the scene of a huge gold rush during the late 1890's, Cue is now a living example of the past and present, and is well worth the time to visit.
Cue is the perfect place to stay a night or two when touring the outback Murchison region of Western Australia. Located on the Great Northern Highway, 650km north east of Perth, you are sure to relish the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that this great heritage town offers.
Renowned as being a clean, safe and quiet town, Cue is proudly Western Australia's 2006 tidiest town and winner of the 2007 National Litter Prevention Award.
The Shire of Cue is 120kms south of Meekatharra and 80kms north of Mt Magnet, right in the middle of the beautiful outback. Its not a flat, arid landscape as people might imagine. The dark red backdrop is scattered with striking wildflowers, native animals, huge breakaways and bright white salt lakes. As you make your way into town you are struck by the heritage of the gold rush town lying in every building along the main street. If you are planning on including Cue in your outback adventure, its about 650km north-east of Perth and just over 400km from Geraldton. The best time for visting Cue is between April and September before the hot desert weather sets in.
Places to Stay
The Cue Tourist Park is located adjacent to the RV Parking area at the northern end of the Great Northern Highway in Cue and just a short stroll from the town centre. It provides an ideal base for both tourists and prospectors alike wanting to spend time in this historic area of Western Australia.
While in Cue enjoy the hospitality of the Murchison Hotel which has been operating since 1895 and now boasts en-suited rooms and a highly acclaimed A La Carte restaurant.
The historic Nallan Station homestead was originally built in 1920 and follows the Miners Pathway. The Station spans 98,886Ha and provides ample opportunities to explore or relax, whichever your heart desires.
Follow the pathways
The 178-page full colour guidebook paints a colourful picture of the region - its history, nature and its charismatic characters following three self-drive trails through the Gascoyne-Murchison - the Wool Wagon Pathway, Miners Pathway and the Kingsford Smith Mail Run.