Widgiemooltha Tavern and Roadhouse

The Widgiemooltha Tavern and Roadhouse is the perfect place to fill your tank with diesel only (unfortunately, unleaded is not available) and grab a bite to eat/drink.

It is now part of the 'Worlds Longest Golf Course' the Nullarbor Links!

You can stay the night, pitch your tent, park your caravan, book a room and grab a beer in the bar, play some pool or darts and try our famous 'Widgie Burger'!

The Widgiemooltha Tavern and Roadhouse offers a range of accommodation such as powered caravan sites, camping sites and single and double rooms. They offer long-stay accommodation for companies which includes a breakfast, lunch and dinner package.

In house 'Hot Sauce' can be purchased, choose from four of the different heat levels; great for toasties, dipping chips, burgers etc. No added preservatives and vegetarian/vegan.

For more information phone 0455 933 623 (alternatively 0447 016 780/0447 014 352).

Bookings are best to be in writing and sent to widgietavern@gmail.com

Description

Widgiemooltha is an abandoned town in Western Australia, 631km East of Perth between Kambalda and Norseman in the Goldfields Esperance region of Western Australia. It is located on the southern shore of the dry salt lake of Lake Lefroy.

In August 2015, the only proof of the original town was still in the hotel.

In the 1890s, gold was discovered in the area and the town was gazetted in 1897 as Widgiemooltha. In 1898 the town had a population of 112 100 men and 12 women.

The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and is also the name of a nearby hill and rock hole.

The famous Golden Eagle Nugget (named for the resemblance to a bird with outspread wings) was founded in the town in 1931 by Jim Larcombe. The impressive nugget weighed 1.135oz (35.325 kg), the largest nugget found in the history of Western Australian gold mines.

The find sparked a gold fever and shortly 1 000 men worked in the field unearthing other reefs and nuggets.

The Golden Eagle still holds the record for the largest gold nugget ever to be found in Australia in the 20th century.

Directions

Located at Widgiemooltha, Western Australia

GPS: Lat -31.4951881 Long 121.5759301

Hours: Open 7 days a week: 7am - 8pm