gascoyne - Australias Golden Outback

hoW To geT There by road: The Gascoyne-Murchison has a good network of sealed and all-weather roads. There are also the gazetted Outback Pathway trails that make for an enjoyable self drive adventure. by air: Skippers files regular air services from. Perth to Mount Magnet, Meekatharra and. Wiluna. Reservations 1300 ...
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GASCOYNE MURCHISON WESTERN AUSTRALIA

the real Australian Outback

Gascoyne MURCHISON

GASCOYNE MURCHISON WESTERN AUSTRALIA

the real Australian outback! Billy Bungarra says, If you dream of a real Australian outback adventure, look no further than the extraordinary Gascoyne-Murchison region, with Mount Augustus - Australia’s largest rock, rich red earth, rugged ranges, ancient rock features, vast sheep and cattle stations, Aboriginal culture and awesome drive trails.

everything is big here The giant Mount Augustus looms above its surrounding landscape, twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock), and stands majestically as the largest rock in the world. The monolith red rock is shrouded in Aboriginal mythology and etched in carvings, believed to be pre-Dreamtime.

self-contained cottages, shearers quarters, caravan and camp sites and even sleeping in a swag under the brilliant star-filled sky. In this extensive region, the night skies are clear, bright and endless. This outback area is dotted with dozens of tiny, character-filled towns, each showing a distinctive personality that has contributed to their survival.

Similarly spectacular landscape is evident at the Kennedy Range National Park. This huge elevation of breathtaking cliff face, gorge and rock is between 10 kilometres and 25 kilometres wide and covers 75 kilometres in a north-south direction.

In the wildflower season, the region is a riot of colour as the rains bring forth a blanket of wildflowers that stretch as far as the eye can see. The Murchison is particularly well-known for its stunning carpets of everlastings that cover entire fields in pinks, whites and yellows.

The Gascoyne-Murchison region is also home to vast cattle and sheep stations, established with a pioneering spirit that refused to give in to some of the most unforgiving land on earth, where water is scarce and survival is a challenge. A network of these cattle and sheep stations welcome guests to stay and a chance to experience the unique lifestyle. They offer a range of accommodation including homesteads,

One of the best ways to explore the GascoyneMurchison is by following one or more of the Outback Pathways. These self drive pathways criss-cross the region and showcase the many natural wonders of this magical landscape.

How to get there BY ROAD: The Gascoyne-Murchison has a good network of sealed and all-weather roads. There are also the gazetted Outback Pathway trails that make for an enjoyable self drive adventure. BY Air: Skippers files regular air services from Perth to Mount Magnet, Meekatharra and Wiluna. Reservations 1300 729 924.

BY coach: Transwa operates coaches to a number of the Gascoyne-Murchison towns - including Yalgoo, Mount Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra. Tel: 1300 662 205.

CLIMATE Month Av temp (0C) Av temp (0F) Dec-Feb

39

102

Mar-May

31

89

Jun-Aug

22

72

Sep-Nov

31

89

Awe-inspiring Mt Augustus at sunset

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The Granites

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Must sees

Introduction 1

Many roads within the Gascoyne Murchison are gravel so below are a few simple things you might like to consider and remember when driving on a gravel road:

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Visit extraordinary Mt Augustus, the world’s largest rock, with aboriginal cave etchings!

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Camp, park your van, or stay with a family in a station stay - true Outback hospitality

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Experience carpets of everlasting wildflowers between July and late September

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Explore the three exciting Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways drive routes

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