Wiluna – Flight Schedule
|HK 1935||Perth - 7:35am Wiluna - 10:15am Meekatharra - 11:30am||Wiluna - 9:35am Meekatharra - 10:50am Perth - 1:25pm||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|HK 1935||Perth - 7:35am Wiluna - 10:00am Meekatharra - 11:15am Mt Magnet - 12:30pm||Wiluna - 9:20am Meekatharra - 10:35am Mt Magnet - 11:50am Perth - 1:50pm||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|HK 1935||Perth - 11:00am Wiluna - 1:35pm Meekatharra - 2:50pm||Wiluna - 12:55pm Meekatharra - 2:10pm Perth - 4:40pm||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Wiluna covers an enormous area of some 184,000 square kilometres, which is predominantly a mining and pastoral area. The weather conditions are very harsh in the area with average rainfall of approximately 250mm (10 inches) per annum and extreme temperature variations between summer (over 40 degrees) and winter (below freezing).
The town is the principal centre in the Shire, and there are also a number of mining villages and aboriginal communities. The township of Wiluna is 966 kilometres northeast of Perth and is situated on the edge of the desert at the gateway to the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway. A flight with Skippers Aviation from Perth takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
In 1906 Alfred Canning was commissioned to survey and build a stock route from Wiluna to Halls Creek. The stock route through 1500 kilometres of desert took four years to complete.
The Canning Stock Route is one of the most isolated tracks on earth. This also makes it one of the most challenging 4WD tracks anywhere in the world today. Every year many 4WD enthusiasts take up the challenge to cross this harsh environment.
The Gunbarrel Highway was explored and surveyed by Len Beadell, with completion of the last section of the road in 1958. The road was the first east-west road to go across the centre of Australia.
The Gunbarrel Highway is a popular 4WD route that directly connects Western Australia to many popular tourist destinations in central Australia. The road travels through a very isolated and unpopulated part of the Australian outback, with towns and fuel stops far and few between.
The airport is located 5 kilometres south of town
No taxis operate in Wiluna. Any travel to and from the airport must be by own arrangement.
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilets
Shire of Wiluna
Phone: (08) 9981 8000
Fax: (08) 9981 7110
Address: Shire of Wiluna, PO Box 38, WILUNA WA 6646
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