Historic Sites


Onslow is the oldest town in the Shire of Ashburton, with a colourful history including pearl lugging and devastation by cyclone and Japanese bombing in World War II. Onslow will appeal to those with an avid interest in fishing, history and nature.

Historic attractions include:

  • Onslow Salt: A colossal sight - produces up to 2.5 million tonnes/year!
  • Good Shed Museum: Heritage listed and houses Onslow’s fascinating historical artifacts
  • ‘Old Onslow’: Original town abandoned in 1925, now home to restored ruins
  • Old police station: View the prison and jetty remains

Download the Visit Ashburton mobile app for Apple and Androis and access all the information you need to submerse yourself into Old Onslow life.

Karijini National Park

  • Hancock Gorge – climb down to the ‘centre of the earth’ to view the rock formations in this ancient gorge that are over 2.5 billion years old