*Above image location shows site 13 (Errabiddy Bluff ), near Murchison Settlement.
The Murchison GeoRegion self-drive trail is located in outback Murchison region of Western Australia.
The GeoRegion’s self-drive trail visits 21 sites of national and international, natural and cultural significance and takes visitors through a number of ancient sites and landmarks. The Murchison region is a unique part of the country and should be on everybody’s travel bucket list. The area is known for its red dirt, earthy landscapes and brilliant skies.
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The Murchison GeoRegion app takes you on a journey through a unique and ancient landscape full of stories that reach back almost to the Earth’s beginning some 4.54 billion years ago. The GeoRegion’s self-drive trail visits 21 sites of national and international, natural and cultural significance. While visiting abiotic, biotic and cultural features of significant sites in the region, visitors can expect to develop a deeper understanding of, and connection with, the land.
The ABC of Geotourism
The Murchison GeoRegion is Australia’s first major geotourism development. It highlights the abiotic, biotic and cultural features of significant sites in the region to encourage a deeper understanding of, and connection with, the land.
Abiotic (non-living) elements include the climate and landforms, as well as the geological formations and processes that created what you’ve come to see.
Biotic (living) elements include the site’s biodiversity (its animals and plants) and how the site’s unique abiotic features have created a place for them to thrive.
Cultural (human) elements emerge out of a site’s abiotic and biotic features (what drew people here) and describe how people have engaged with the natural environment over time.