Meekatharra

Meekatharra – Flight Schedule

Flight No. Depart Arrive MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
HK 1941 Perth - 7:35am
Wiluna - 10:05am
Meekatharra - 11:20am
Wiluna - 9:35am
Meekatharra - 10:35am
Perth - 1:05pm
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HK 1935 Perth - 7:30am
Wiluna - 10:05am
Meekatharra - 11:20am
Mt Magnet - 12:25pm
Wiluna - 9:20am
Meekatharra - 10:35am
Mt Magnet - 11:55am
Perth - 1:45pm
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HK 1941 Perth - 1:15pm
Wiluna - 3:45pm
Meekatharra - 5:00pm
Wiluna - 3:00pm
Meekatharra - 4:15pm
Perth - 7:00pm
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Meekatharra flights

Destination Information

Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton, 521 m above sea level, and just a 1 hour and 30 minute flight with Skippers Aviation from Perth, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison.

Like the rest of the East Murchison, Meekatharra came into existence in the 1890s when gold was discovered in the area. By 1891 gold was being mined at both Nannine and Annean Station. The Peak Hill field was opened up in 1892 and by 1894 a ten-head battery had been built to crush and process ore at Garden Gully. It seems the first settlement at Meekatharra occurred in 1894 and that, in May 1896, after the prospectors Meehan, Porter and Soich discovered gold, miners moved to the new settlement from the other East Murchison fields.

Meekatharra is a golden prospect for visitors on their Mid-West outback adventure. The gold mining riches of yesteryear have left a rich legacy for the town and the region. Active, profitable gold mining operations continue in the district and the relics of those long since past, dotted throughout the countryside, fill the imagination of the inquisitive tourist. Others still try their hand at prospecting, many with surprisingly good results!

Rocky outcrops, native animals and a glorious parade of colourful wildflowers in winter and spring bring Meekatharra to life. In town, you’ll find excellent three star motel a choice of local hotels for accommodation, meals or a long, cold drink!

Airport

The Meekatharra Airport is located 6 kilometres east of town.

Car Hire

Trenfield Motors Car & 4WD Hire
Phone: (08) 9981 1090 or
Mobile: 0408 899 178
Email: trenfieldmtrs@westnet.com.au

Airport Facilities

  • Public Telephones
  • Public Toilets

Local Attractions

The Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail provides walk trails around Meekatharra Creek and a lookout from which a “super pit” mine site can be viewed. Interpretive signage features throughout the trail relating to Meekatharra’s fascinating indigenous and settlement history.
Find out more about the Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail at: www.meekashire.wa.gov.au/meekatrails/

  • Peace Gorge
  • Royal Flying Doctors Base
  • State Battery
  • Old Courthouse
  • Meekatharra Meteorogical Office
  • Mt Gould Police Station
  • 25 Mile Well

Meekatharra Shire

Phone: 08 9980 0600
Web: www.meekashire.wa.gov.au

Very friendly staff, my flight ran on time. Plenty of parking available.

Sam Marsh

Always good service while flying on skippers aircrafts by flight attendants

Jacinta Hardegen

Have had 2 flights with skippers and the flight both ways was good. friendly staff both on board and ground crew

Anthony Dixon