Self -Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia
 

The Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways feature three self-drive trails which traverse the red heart of Western Australia. Each trail is complemented by a series of roadside, interpretative signage, which opens your eyes to the wonders of this ancient landscape.

You may be driving by an area that was once home to a prehistoric seabed - fossils in the rocks bear tribute to this other age. Or perhaps you're driving alongside the wheel ruts of wool wagons that trundled these then remote areas at the turn of the 20th century. You may be at the site of a long abandoned gold rush township - crumbling buildings the only clue to the town's once bustling days. Or maybe you're at an area of special Aboriginal significance. Whatever the case, the Outback Pathways signage will reveal the region's natural, indigenous and historical secrets

Payne's Find to Meekatharra

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Geraldton to Exmouth

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Gascoyne Junction to Meekatharra

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Something for everyone at Murchison Astrofest 2013

02 September 2013

The 2013 Murchison Astronomy Festival on Saturday the 17th of August saw over 300 keen star gazers travel from all over the state to the remote settlement of Murchison in Western Australia's mid-west. 

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Safety checklist

While the Outback Pathways
have opened the heart of the
Gascoyne and Murchison to
visitors, many areas on the
self-drive trails remain
remote and warrant extra
travel precautions.

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Late July - September
Wildflowers adorn much of the Gascoyne Murchison in spring time after plentiful rains.

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Station Stays

Station Stays

April - October
Outback Australian station stays offer you a unique holiday experience. Friendly hosts welcome you onto their stations and homesteads for a taste of country life in the Aussie Outback.

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Birdlife

Bird life

All year round
Waterways are ideal locations to experience the harmonious sounds and colourful sights of hundreds of birds that dwell in the Gascoyne Murchison region.

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Astronomy

Astronomy

All year round
You've never seen the stars shine as brightly as they do in the Gascoyne Murchison.

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Geology

Geology

All year round
You'll experience a unique feeling of timelessness as you travel through country that possesses some of the oldest rocks in the world.

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