Wool Wagon Pathway
Geraldton to Exmouth
The Wool Wagon Pathway epitomises the true Australian outback. It is a land of distinct horizons, glorious vistas, unlimited sunshine, wonderous dawns and sunsets and spectacular night skies. Here you will travel through some of Australia's legendary sheep and wool country. The Murchison area has been traditionally renowned for its quality wool, which was shipped to London and sold. Stations developed with the help of blade shearers, famous horsemen, drovers, fencers and well sinkers.
You can drive the Wool Wagon Pathway in either direction. Start at Geraldton or Yalgoo and head north from Pindar, a historic railhead for the region, into the Murchison and Gascoyne. Another option is to drive the Wool Wagon Pathway southward from Exmouth, travelling a remote outback road to Gascoyne Junction and into the Murchison.
For more information on the Wool Wagon Pathway purchase your copy of the Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways Guidebook.
3 Day Self Drive Wool Wagon Pathway Itinerary
Offering the best of the Aussie Outback, star filled night skies, sunsets and country characters.
Day 1: Geraldton - Murchison Settlement Via Pindar 355km, 4 hours
Leave Geraldton and head east through the town of Pindar. Hit the red dirt road, and journey through a timeless landscape to Murchison Settlement. This is the real Australian landscape - open space, historic homesteads and plenty of wildlife. Get a taste for life on the land by bunking down at a working sheep or cattle station.
Accommodation options:Station stays, Settlement Roadhouse - caravan park, camping, motel rooms
Day 2: Murchison Settlement - Gascoyne Junction 298km, 3.5 hours
Head north, stop at the natural spring of Bilung Pool. Seashell fossils south of Gascoyne Junction point to natural history of the landscape. Nestled on the banks of the Gascoyne River, the town is a centre for local sheep and wheat stations. Visit the museum and picnic spots.
Accommodation options: Junction Tourist Park - caravan park, camping, motel rooms
Day 3: Gascoyne Junction - Exmouth 611km, 7 hours
Take in the beauty of the Kennedy Ranges, running nearly 75kms in a north-south direction north of Gascoyne Junction boasting springs, cliffs, canyons and wildlife. Continue up a remote outback road and take in the interpretive sites along the way. Travel north-west towards Exmouth on the coast and see the Ningaloo Reef and seasonal whale sharks.
Accommodation options:Station stays, Caravan Parks, Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfast, Camping
Follow the pathways
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.