Mount Augustus and Upper Gascoyne

Gascoyne Junction, located within the Shire of Upper Gascoyne is the gateway to the magnificent Mount Augustus National Park and the Kennedy Range National Park in the Gascoyne-Murchison region of Western Australia’s Golden Outback.

Mt Augustus National Park

Looming 750 metres above its surrounding landscape in Mount Augustus National Park, Mount Augustus is visible from a distance of more than 160 kilometres. Estimated to be 1750 million years old and rising 1106 metres above sea level, it is twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock), making it the largest rock monolith in the world. Known by the local Wadjari Indigenous people as Burringurrah, it is also the site of fascinating Indigenous rock art. Head out to Emu Hill Lookout at sunset for spectacular photo opportunities or drive the 49 kilometre scenic trail.

Kennedy Range National Park

Scenic gorges and a vast plateau of ancient dunefields are waiting to be explored in the Kennedy Range National Park. Enjoy a real outback wilderness experience and camp beneath the stark sandstone cliffs of the Kennedy Range. The best time to visit the range is August through to September, when the wildflowers are in full bloom.

Gascoyne Junction

At the point where the Lyons and Gascoyne Rivers meet sits Gascoyne Junction, two hours' drive east of Carnarvon. First proposed as a town site in 1897, today it’s a centre for mining, pastoral and desert merino fine wool industries. 

Visit the Shire of Upper Gascoyne website at for more information about  the Kennedy Range National Park, Mount Augustus National Park and the Gascoyne-Murchison region of Western Australia’s Golden Outback.

Suggested outback drive routes

Kingsford Smith Mail Run Trail three days

Hit the Kingsford Smith Mail Run in your four wheel drive and head north on an outback camping adventure, following the original overland mail run to the magnificent Mt Augustus.. View more

Wool Wagon Pathway three days

The Wool Wagon Pathway offers the very best of the Australian outback – stunning sunsets, star-filled night skies and real country characters.View more


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