Originally known as Tien Tsin, Cossack was established in 1863 as the North West's first port for the pastoral and pearling industries. Today Cossack is a ghost town, although many beautifully restored, stone, historical buildings still offer a fantastic insight to the hardships and successes of the first settlers.
The Cossack Art Award is the nation's richest regional art prize. The exhibition usually runs around mid July to August (you can check the North West event calendar here) and the hundreds of entries are scattered throughout several buildings during the exhibition.
The Old Police Barracks offers budget accommodation.