Cannings Cairn - WA

  Point of Interest


DEG: -23.80158 122.421402
DMS: 23º 48' 5.69" S 122º 25' 17.05" E
UTM: 51 K 7367621mN 441060mE
Altitude: 394.89m


Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest


279.14kms East of Newman - Driving 1098 km (20 hours 40 mins)
380.25kms NorthEast of Wiluna - Driving 495 km (13 hours 48 mins)
400.93kms SouthEast of Marble Bar - Driving 1390 km (1 day 1 hour)
492.74kms NorthWest of Warburton - Driving 1475 km (1 day 4 hours)

Address & Contact

Little Sandy Desert WA
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Situated between wells 16 & 17 on the Canning Stock Route, Canning built this cairn in 1906 atop the Durba Hills. The short but sharp climb provides a spectacular vista north along the Durba hills towards well 17 and west across the plains. Over the years, those who visit the cairn have added a stone or two probably doubling its size. Look carefully to the west and you will see the Puntawarri Track leading off across the desert.
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Closest Weather Station

Carnegie at 15/09:00am WST
Distance from Cannings Cairn 228.6km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Cannings Cairn 228.6km S
Mean Max. °C38.837.033.830.025.321.221.324.028.532.835.437.3
Mean Min. °C23.822.919.816.
Mean Rain mm30.152.434.122.915.414.811.

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