Halls Creek is found at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, some 2830 km from Perth. Gold was first found in here in 1885 and over the next three years som 10 000 hopeful miners converged on the Kimberley region in search of fortune.
These days, the main industry is beef cattle.
In the local area:
Image: Palm Springs near Halls Creek - Western Australia Tourism Commission
China Wall - a natural quartz formation 6 km
Caroline Pool - swimming and picnics, 10 km
Palm Springs - fishing and swimming 41 km east
Bungle Bungle Rock formation - in Purnululu National Park, 160 km north-east (pictured)
Wolf Creek Meteorite - almost 1 km wide and 49 m deep, 148 km south