Gascoyne Murchison

The Gascoyne Murchison region in Australia’s Golden Outback is characterised by miles of rich red earth, golden fields, rugged rock formations, vast cattle stations and towns built on the dreams of the wild gold rush era.

Fields of vibrant spring wildflowers are also a huge attraction of the Gascoyne Murchison region in Western Australia’s Golden Outback, not to mention the towering hulk of Mount Augustus and awesome drive trails, including the Outback Pathways. This series of three self-drive trails opens your eyes to the wonders of the landscape and its history and includes the Miners Pathway, Wool Wagon Pathway and Kingsford Smith Mail Run.

On these incredible journeys you’ll learn about the drovers who first opened up the pastoral lands and the gold prospectors who triggered a population explosion. You’ll also discover the history of transport, the wonderful tales of the original Indigenous inhabitants and the region’s ancient rock formations.

Why not complete the experience with a station stay? Many hospitable cattle station owners have opened their doors to visitors, offering accommodation as varied as camping and shearers’ quarters to luxurious homestead bedrooms. You’ll find these charming stations dotted throughout the Gascoyne-Murchison region of Western Australia’s Golden Outback.

Mount Augustus and Upper Gascoyne

sunset near Mt Augustus

Gascoyne Junction is the gateway to the magnificent
Mt Augustus National Park and the Kennedy Range
National Park in the Gascoyne-Murchison region of
Western Australia’s Golden Outback. View more


walga rock cue

Cue reveals its fascinating history in surprising ways - from Aboriginal cave paintings depicting Dutch ships of the 17th century at Walga Rock to grand gold rush era architecture and ruins. View more


The Shire of Murchison in Western Australia’s Golden Outback is known as ‘The Shire with no town’ - surrounded by sprawling pastoral stations, abundant wildlife and wildflowers, it doesn’t get any more outback than this. View more

Yalgoo and Paynes Find

mulla mulla at Yalgoo

Yalgoo and Paynes Find are a day’s drive north east of Perth - experience real Australian outback life at a cattle station stay, or see the carpets of Western Australian wildflowers in spring. View more

Mount Magnet

the granites mount magnet

Mount Magnet is the hub of the Murchison and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in Western Australia - it’s the perfect base for exploring the region as well as gold prospecting and fossicking. View more


peace gorge meekatharra

Remnants of Meekathara's gold mining past can be found throughout the area, dating back to the 1890s when prospectors first settled there. View more


Sandstone wildflowers

Sandstone is a picturesque town situated east of Geraldton in Western Australia’s Gascoyne-Murchison region - rich in gold rush history, with magnificent local attractions, the area is an absolute delight to visit. View more


Wiluna sunrise

Wiluna is an old gold rush town in the Murchison region of Western Australia’s Golden Outback with a real bush atmosphere - it’s located at the starting point of the Canning Stock Route and the… View more

Gascoyne Murchison Holiday Planner
midwest outback station stays

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