Laverton – Flight Schedule
|HK 1932||Perth - 1:00pm Laverton - 3:30pm Leonora - 4:40pm||Laverton - 2:50pm Leonora - 4:00pm Perth - 6:20pm||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|HK 1931||Perth - 8:30am Laverton - 11:05am Leonora - 12:20pm||Laverton - 10:25am Leonora - 11:40am Perth - 2:10pm||-||-||-||-||-|
Located 120 kms north east of Leonora, 360 kms north east of Kalgoorlie and 957 kms east of Perth. Laverton is just a 1 hour and 40 minute flight with Skippers Aviation from Perth.
Situated on the western edge of the Great Victoria Desert. It is the Western Gateway to the Outback Highway, which traverses Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
The area was traversed by many early explorers including John Forrest, David Carnegie and Frank Hann. In the Gold Rush of the 1890’s many prospectors and miners found gold in the area and they established small towns like Mt Morgans, Burtville, Euro, Lancefield and Mt Margaret.
In the early 1970’s gold was only $60 an ounce but in 1969 the area ‘took off’ due to the prospecting skills of Ken Shirley who found a huge nickel deposit in the area – a find which prompted the famous Poseidon stock market boom.
Western Mining Corporation developed the deposit into the huge Windarra Nickel Project and mined and processed nickel for over 20 years. In 1994 when the operation ceased WMC then spent over $4 million rehabilitating the mine area and establishing the Windarra Heritage Trail.
The airport is located 5 kilometres west of the town.
No taxis operate in Laverton. Any travel to and from the airport must be by own arrangement.
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilets
Mount Windarra Nickel Mine
The Mount Windarra nickel mine is not open to the public but can be viewed from the top of Mount Windarra.
Golden Quest Discovery Trail
Laverton marks the trail’s furthest frontier. The trail also covers Murrin Murrin, Windarra, Mt Morgans and Hawks Nest.
Phone: 08 9031 1202
Very friendly staff, my flight ran on time. Plenty of parking available.
Always good service while flying on skippers aircrafts by flight attendants
Have had 2 flights with skippers and the flight both ways was good. friendly staff both on board and ground crew