Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Self-Drive Guidebook

The Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways Guidebook paints a colourful picture of the region - its history, nature and its charismatic characters.

The 178-page full colour guidebook follows the paths of three self-drive trails through the Gascoyne-Murchison - the Wool Wagon Pathway, Miners Pathway and the Kingsford Smith Mail Run.

These trails stretch from Geraldton in the west to Sandstone in the east and north to Exmouth, via the Gascoyne Junction. They come complemented by a series of fascinating interpretative signage.

The guidebook takes readers on a journey along these trails and delves deep in the history of the area. It examines the rich indigenous history, the arrival of European explorers and the establishment of the pastoral and mining industries. Fascinating historical photographs bring these early years to life.

The guidebook also looks at the region's rich flora and fauna, showcasing some of the more common and the odder animal species and featuring photos of the carpets of wildflowers that blanket the region in colour.

Readers will also learn about some of the fascinating bush tucker and bush medicines that Aboriginal people would use from Gascoyne-Murchison flora.

The Gascoyne-Murchison's ancient landscape is also revealed, with fascinating insights into some of the world's oldest rocks and most interesting geological formations.

Towns along the Pathways are also featured, with historical information, tips on their best attractions and a huge range of stunning landscape and historical photographs.

Quirky side stories are also scattered throughout the guidebook, bringing to life the characters who make the region so special.


Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways CD - OUT OF STOCK

The Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways CD comes as a bonus to special editions of the guidebook. Three different disks correspond to each of the three different self-drive trails.

Each CD features stories specific to the Pathway, told through the people who have lived and worked in the region.

These people are often colourful storytellers, and recount yarns about the horrors of drought, the amazing abilities of nature, hilarious tales of entertainment and the pros and cons of outback relationships.

You'll also learn more about pastoralism, mining and communication.

Play a CD as you drive the pathways and you'll find the landscapes come to life as you discover more about the region's fascinating history, its nature and the day to day lives of its people.

You can listen to the CD at any point along the pathway to gain even more insight into what makes the Gascoyne Murchison so special.

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