Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Shire of Meekatharra

Meekatharra is a town with golden prospects.

Situated on the Great Northern Highway, Meekatharra is the largest centre in the Murchison, easily accessible with excellent sealed roads from Perth in the south, Geraldton in the west and further north into the Pilbara.

If you haven't been to Meekatharra for a while, you are sure to notice the changes. The town has had a major facelift with the opening of the Meeka Rangelands Discovery Trail. Taking advantage of the town's historical, tourism and cultural assets, the Discovery Trail has provided a new recreation facility for locals and a new attraction for visitors.

The town has a wide range of sporting facilities including a fabulous oval, basketball courts, tennis courts and a new squash court. There is also a gym and indoor soccer and cricket facility and the sparkling Meekatharra town pool is open from October to April.

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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.

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Safety checklist

While the Outback Pathways have opened the heart of the Gascoyne and Murchison to visitors, many areas on the self-drive trails remain remote and warrant extra travel precautions.

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Local Attractions

Wildflowers

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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Birdlife

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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Astronomy

AstronomyAll year round
You've never seen the stars shine as brightly as they do in the Gascoyne Murchison.

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Geology

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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