The Gascoyne-Murchison Outback Pathways are classic adventure trails traversing the timeless landscapes of the outback, following in the tracks of some of the most courageous pioneers.

There are three main trails. To begin the Miner’s Pathway, take the five-hour drive north of Perth to Paynes Find. To reach the Kingsford Smith Mail Run, head to Gascoyne Junction, three hours’ drive east of Carnarvon, and for the Wool Wagon Pathway from Geraldton, take the five-hour drive or a one-hour flight from Perth.

The region has been home to the Yamatji people for at least 30,000 years, and European settlers for more than 150 years. Order the Outback Pathways book and you can read about their fascinating histories along the way.

Follow the trail of Western Australia’s transport pioneer on the Kingsford Smith Mail Run. Discover the wild and heady days of the Gold Rush on the Wool Wagon Pathway. Or relive the adventures of pastoral pioneers on the Miners Pathway.

The ideal time to travel is between April and October, and a good selection of accommodation is available, from station stays to caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels. Book ahead and plan fuel stops and provisions carefully.


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