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 Indigenous 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.
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.
Explore the Gascoyne and Murchison
Road to the Rock
Take a self drive adventure through the heart of Western Australia to Mount Augustus! Found roughly 1,000 kilometres north of Perth in the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia, Mount Augustus is the world’s biggest rock. Located within Mount Augustus National Park, you'll find a lush outback paradise with swimming holes and ancient rock art.
Follow the video links below to view some of the amazing attractions you'll encounter along your road trip to the Rock