The Gascoyne Murchison region in Australia’s Golden Outback is characterised by miles of rich red earth, 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 self-drive drive trails, including the Gascoyne Murchison 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 Aboriginal 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.

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Gascoyne Murchison Holiday Planner

The Shires of Yalgoo, Murchison, Mount Magnet, Sandstone, Cue, Meekatharra, Upper Gascoyne and Wiluna produce a holiday guide for the Gascoyne Murchison region. To get your own copy, download the PDF here.

Storytowns in the Gascoyne Murchison

Storytowns is a suite of comprehensive audio tours encompassing 17 towns throughout the Mid West and Gascoyne regions including Meekatharra, Cue, Gascoyne Junction, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Murchison, Perenjori, Sandstone and Yalgoo.

The unique Storytowns app plays audio guides automatically as travellers drive into each town with geo-located podcasts, eliminating the need for scrolling or searching. The Mid West and Gascoyne audio guides are available via the Storytowns app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or

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The Road to the Rock

Take a road trip like no other to the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia and lose yourself amongst the vast plains, ancient rocks and endless skies. The Road to the Rock, a self-drive adventure through the heart of the Gascoyne Murchison, takes you to Mount Augustus, the world’s biggest rock, and a lush outback paradise with swimming holes and ancient rock art.

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Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways

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Kingsford Smith Mail Run

Have you heard of Charles Kingsford Smith? Follow in the wheel ruts of the transport pioneer along the Kingsford Smith Mail Run to discover the…

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Wool Wagon Pathway

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

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Miners Pathway

Follow the Miner’s Pathway north of Perth and explore the legacy of the remarkable gold rush era. Visit the grand old buildings, graveyards, rusting…

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