"Gold and ghosts" Cue by TheWanderingCamel

Cue Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 27 photos

Flora, fauna, fate and faith

Spend a few days exploring the area around the old gold mining town of Cue, once the heart of the region known as the Northern Goldfields, 700km north-east of Perth , in springtime and you will see and reflect on all of these: wonderful wildflowers - carpets of colour stretching to the horizon; kangaroos, emus, eagles and others aplenty; the fate of the men who came this way in search of gold, and of the indigenous people who were here for millenia before them and who left behind a gallery of wonderful rock paintings; and the faith of an English parish priest who spent 20 years in the outback and left behind a legacy of unique architecture so in tune with the land it stands on that it seems almost organic.

Come with me to this region of gold and ghost towns, red earth and rock art. - the outback.


  • Last visit to Cue: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Leyle, A really enjoyable, interesting page! The wildflowers are so pretty, and those stone dwellings remind me of parts of South Australia.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:38 AM

    Leyle, who would have thought an isolated place like Cue would hold such wonders! Amazing photos and info of the wonderful solid old buildings, Walga Rock & its artwork, beautiful flowers and, of course, the work of John Hawes! What a great page this is!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    Interesting page on a town and area I know nothing about. We will probably get here one day in our future years!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Nice look at the history surrounding the gold rush days!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    A fascinating page, it seems I shall have to add the Cue region to the 'visiting list' when I join Grey Nomads. The boat painting 300km inland and the Hawes legacy of buildings are quite amazing.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2007 at 10:44 AM

    What a wonderful region, Leyle :-))) I would love to see the desert in bloom and the rock paintings and spend some time in a farmhouse :-) Interesting story about John Hawes, incredible man !!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 8:13 AM

    I was clueless when I clicked on "Cue", an interesting place. What a gold mine with such beautiful desert blooms and even emu road crossings. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place in Australia. Cheers, SL :)

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 4:59 PM

    Great tips on the historical gold trail... and not many people I know have actually see the Wreath Leschenaultia... thanks for sharing :~)

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    These tips seem to be right on Cue.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 10:24 PM

    This half ghost, half living town of Cue is amazing! I enjoyed you emus photos as well as the valleys covered with flowers!

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