Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Wild Flowers

The Gascoyne Murchison area is part of West Australia's internationally renowned region for spectacular wildflowers.

Each year if the region experiences substaintial winter rains the red outback landscape is transformed into a colourful blanket of bloom; a sight so beautiful and atypical of the dry outback you have to see to believe.

In the north via the Wool Wagon and Kingsford Smith Mail Run Pathways you'll find iconic species like the scarlet red sturt desert pea royal purple mulla mulla complimenting each other in different bursts of colour.

Further south, while following the Miners or Wool Wagon Pathway, the red dirt is overcome with pink, white and yellow everlastings. The beauty of the wreath flower, purple vetch and red grevilleas is just stunning.

Peak wildflower season is dependent on the timing and abundance of seasonal rains but generally the best time to visit for wildflowers is from July to August.

For more information on where you can see wildflowers while travelling the Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways purchase the Guide Book.

Gorgeous purple Mulla Mulla on the Wool Wagon Pathway. Photo: Bianca DalCollo

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The 178-page full colour guidebook paints a colourful picture of the region - its history, nature and its charismatic characters following three self-drive trails through the Gascoyne-Murchison - the Wool Wagon Pathway, Miners Pathway and the Kingsford Smith Mail Run.

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Local Attractions


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

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Station Stays

Station StaysApril - 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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Bird lifeAll 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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AstronomyAll year round
You've never seen the stars shine as brightly as they do in the Gascoyne Murchison.

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GeologyAll 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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