3.6 out of 10

Iron Knob

-32.9200175797544 136.770434258172
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Tourists


2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5

"Great place to get coated in red dust."

My memories of Iron Baron are back from 1962, I had been in Australia for 8 months or so, when I took a job working in the open cut iron mines of Iron Baron. I remember it as a place where the people were few, but very friendly. The dust was incredible and got everywhere. As I worked on the face blasting, I never noticed the effects on the town of earth, nearly 90% iron being blown of the cliff faces, but what goes up, has to come down, the town was the lucky recipitent. It was an experience to be lived but not for long. I enjoyed my stay, but do not think I could live there. Many years and many countries are between me and that but I remember it well.
  • Quiet
  • Iron Dust
Recommended for
  • Tourists