BONNIE ROCK

Near Mukinbudin

Bonnie Rock

GPS 30 32 10 S 118 21 49 E

 

 

 

Toilets available Wheel chair access provided Water available Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets allowed on leash Phone access nearby Showers available

 

 

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The spelling of the name is a little confusing as on maps it appears as Bonnie with an IE but when you arrive there is a sign proclaiming it as Bonny Rock with a Y. I can't find any explanation for this discrepancy.

The townsite was gazetted in 1932 and the name's origin lies with a nearby rock that was originally named by a sandalwood cutter working in the area.

Bonnie Rock hall was built in 1935 and is still in use by community groups today.

Originally there were two stores and a boarding house but by 1944 the town was all but abandoned.

Nearby is a nice new toilet block that even includes a shower for the use of travellers. A gold coin donation is appreciated if you make use of these facilities.

 

Bonnie Rock ablution block

 

Motorhomers and caravanners are welcome to stay overnight and there is a large parking area.

A sign on a building near the hall indicates that there is also a wifi hot-spot available but we didn't try to use it so can't confirm if it is wirking or not.

Telstra phone signal is available here. Other facilities at the site include a playground for children.

A large C.B.H. gain receival silo is located nearby.

The only other information of note that we have been able to find so far is regarding Russian adventurer Fyodor Konyukhov.

On 23 July 2016 he set a world record for circumnavigation of the world in a balloon. The journey took just over 11 days and he became only the second person to successfully undertake the trip.

His journey began in Northam and ended when he landed safely near Bonnie Rock.

Places of interest near Bonnie Rock include Beringbooding and Elachbutting Rocks.

 

 

 

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