The Gascoyne Murchison is rugged, adventurous and full of character. You’ll find heaps of 4WD trails, amazing landscapes, wide open skies and amazing outback hospitality.

But this wide, expansive region also plays host to some of the most unique and fun events in Australia. Here are our favourites, some of which you may never have heard of, but we highly recommend adding to your to-do list!

1. Coolgardie Rodeo - August

Get ready to experience three action packed days of competitions, food and entertainment at the Coolgardie Rodeo & Ute Muster, presented by Outback Rodeos! The main event includes Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and Bareback bronc riding not to mention yummy Food Stalls, kids entertainment and Live Music continuing on into the evening. Immerse yourself in the full outback rodeo experience with free on site camping.

2. Dowerin Fields Days - August

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is an agricultural expo located in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. The event has continually expanded over the past 58 years to become the most successful and largest event of its kind in the state. With a strong reputation, which is widely recognised throughout Australia, the Dowerin Field Days are now classed as being among the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country.

3. Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show & Spring Festival - September

Don't miss the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show! With 700 specimens on display at the Town Hall and the biggest regional Herbarium, it's the perfect time to "wonder out yonder." The 13-day event includes guided tours through the stunning landscapes of Ravensthorpe Shire, including Fitzgerald River National Park. Explore craft stalls, art exhibitions, Patchwork, Four-Wheel Drive Tag Along Tours, Guided Nature Walks, and more. Don't forget to try the Country Soup and Devonshire Tea at the Historic Community Centre!

4. Landor Races - October

The Landor Races are the Eastern Gascoyne Race Club’s traditional bush race meeting. This is a huge event that’s full of outback charm and charisma. The races have a colourful history and truly outback flavour. In 1921 at a combined mustering camp, which was the custom in those days, a number of stockmen from stations in the area from Milgun, Mt Augustus, Mt Seabrook, Erravilla and Landor were having a day off. These men were resting and doing their washing when they started to argue about who had the fastest horse. And so the Landor Races were born.

5. Wildflower Season

This is a natural event – and it is one that will really blow you away. Check out these amazing displays that spring into bloom every year in the Golden Outback. There are heaps of wildflower trails to explore, or you can just soak in their beauty along the roadside as you traverse through the region.