The Wool Wagon Pathway offers the very best of the Australian outback – stunning sunsets, star-filled night skies and real country characters. Embark on your Wool Wagon Pathway self drive adventure by purchasing the Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways Guidebook.
Day 1: Geraldton – Murchison Settlement (355 kilometres/4 hours)
Leave Geraldton and begin your Wool Wagon Pathway adventure by heading east through the town of Pindar. Hit the red dirt road, and journey through a timeless landscape to Murchison Settlement. This is a real Australian outback landscape – open space, historic homesteads and plenty of wildlife. Get a taste for life on the land by staying overnight at a working sheep or cattle station.
Accommodation options: Station stays, Settlement Roadhouse, caravan park, camping.
Day 2: Murchison – Gascoyne Junction (282 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Head north, stopping at the natural spring at Bilung Pool on the way to Gascoyne Junction. Nestled on the banks of the Gascoyne River, the town is a centre for local sheep and wheat stations. Visit the museum and picnic spots. To the south, seashell fossils provide a fascinating insight into the region’s natural history.
Accommodation options: Outback pub, camping, station stays.
Day 3: Gascoyne Junction – Exmouth (611 kilometres/7 hours)
Take in the beauty of the Kennedy Ranges. Running north of Gascoyne Junction, the ranges boast natural springs, cliffs, canyons and a wide variety of wildlife. Head towards the coast and Exmouth with its world-famous Ningaloo Reef and whale sharks.
Parts of the track are only suitable for high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and should only be attempted by confident drivers. Supplies and services are limited and road conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel and contact the local visitor centre for up-to-date track information.
Before heading off into the remote desert areas of Australia, you will need to obtain permits, enabling you to travel through private and Aboriginal Lands. Get more information about permits for Aboriginal Lands or visit the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council. And to ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, be sure to take a look at Road safety and Important travel tips.
Driving times and distances intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken. Accommodation options are indicative as to what is available in the area.