Gascoyne Murchison Events
28th April - 1st of May 2022
The Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is a genuine desert race. It is an awesome challenge across some of the harshest and remote country in Australia. Situated between the seaside town of Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction WA - the desert by the sea. The Dash is a motorsport event that pits car against car and bike against bike and then the quickest of each against each other to determine who will be crowned the "King of the River".
23rd April 2022
Yalgoo Races are held once a year in April. The races are held at the old Railway Station and are a major event for the town.
Polocrosse was first played in Australia in 1939, but it was not until 1949 that it was introduced to Western Australia. As the name itself implies, Polocrosse is a combination of polo, lacrosse and netball. It is played on horseback, each rider using a cane stick, made up of a polo stick shaft to which is attached a squash racquet type head with a loose twisted-thread net, in which the ball is carried. The Murchison Settlement Polocrosse fields come alive in the July school holidays with the Murchison Polocrosse club wearing Navy Blue and Emerald Green. Clubs travel from across the state the attend this bush carnival.
19th – 21st August 2022
The Junction races is one of the oldest bush race meetings in Western Australia. Originally called " The Lyons and Minilya Amateur racing club" JRC was established in 1907. The first race meeting was held on the Box Gully Flats just outside of Gascoyne Junction township. Most race horses were from local stations and were walked for several days to the Junction to race.
25th – 28th of August 2022
The Town Hall comes alive with a display of wildflower specimens and naturalistic bushland scenes, this is a great way to see and learn about the huge variety of unusual and spectacular flowers. Held over four days from the Thursday through to Sunday in late August. Outback Bloom is Mullewa's Wildflower Festival right in the heart of wildflower country. 4 days of magic with a dazzling wildflower display, guided walks, art and more! Entry Fee is $5 for Adults, $3 Pensioners/Children. Children under 5 are free.
September 2022 - To be Confirmed
Mount Magnet Race Club hosts one meeting each year in spring, a full day of activities and entertainment. The Race Club runs a fully licensed bar on the day and two-up is played after the last race. The Mount Magnet Race Club is located 2km north of town, was formed in 1896, establishing the foundation for what would become one of the most tenacious racing clubs in the country. Here, along with the thrill of the race in rich red earth, you can experience the enduring outback spirit.
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Enjoy delicious outback beef, served with fresh local produce, in an extraordinary setting.
Showcasing the uniqueness of our local countryside and all it provides. Come take a close look at the rich pallet of the Mt Augustus county side with its massive ancient rock surrounded by an huge diversity of plant, animal and bird life to realise the potential of this surprisingly rich country and appreciate how outback Australia can provide amazingly flavoursome beef.
16 – 18 September 2022
Mount Magnet Astro Rocks fest is an annual, science-based Astro geo-tourism community event in the Murchison Geo-Region of Western Australia
From ancient Aboriginal observations, to present futuristic radio astronomy projects in Murchison Region, Mount Magnet celebrates the importance of astronomy and rocks here! A collaborative project, the MOUNT MAGNET ASTRO ROCKS FEST is a weekend event, commencing on Friday and concludes on Sunday night.
Held over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in September, the jam-packed weekend will feature motocross stunts, camel rides, a colour run, mine safety demonstration, art exhibition, healthy cooking classes, indigenous cultural activities and much more!
30th September to 3rd October 2022
The Landor Races are the Eastern Gascoyne Race Club’s traditional bush race meeting. The meeting is held annually in the third term school holidays (October) at the racecourse near Landor Station. The meeting has a colourful history and truly outback flavour. In 1921 at a combined mustering camp, which was the custom in those days, a number of stockmen from stations in the area from Milgun, Mt Augustus, Mt Seabrook, Erravilla and Landor were having a day off. These men were resting and doing their washing when they started to argue about who had the fastest horse. Following discussions with interested parties from the surrounding stations, the EGRC was formed and the Landor tradition was born.
Yalgoo Emu Cup
The smoke and alcohol-free family-friendly festival is jam packed with fun challenges and hilarious emu-themed events at Yalgoo’s Old Railway Sporting Complex.