Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Shire of Mount Magnet

Mount Magnet is located in the Murchison region of Western Australia and is approximately 560km north of Perth. Mount Magnet is a six hour drive from Perth straight up the Great Northern Highway. The closest major regional centre to Mount Magnet is the city of Geraldton which is 350km west along the Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road.

Mount Magnet has a commercial airport and is only an hour and fifteen minute flight from Perth. Skippers Aviation operates a number of regular scheduled air services between Mount Magnet and Perth every week. For current flight schedules, online bookings and general information, please visit the Skippers website at or call on 1300 729 924.

Regular coach services are available in Mount Magnet, travelling to and from Perth, and through to Meekatharra, Newman and up to Port Hedland. For current timetables, bookings and general information please contact Transwa at and Integrity Coach Services at

Places to Stay

Gekkos at Mount Magnet


The newest accommodation in Mt Magnet has been carefully thought-out to ensure you have the best stay. This accommodation is elegant and stylish, clean and comfortable whilst offering personalised service, secure parking, private outdoor areas, late checkout and more

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Kirkalocka Station Stop Overs


We are exactly 500 km (about six hours driving) from Perth and 60 km south of the gold mining town of Mount Magnet. We are on the Great Northern Highway, situated just 500 metres east of our turn off - so close in fact, that you can see the shearing shed and station buildings from the "main" road.

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Nalbarra Station


Nalbarra Station is a 161,000 hectare station and a great holiday destination for those travelling up Great Northern Highway. John & Karen's working sheep station is 70km north of Paynes Find.

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List your property with us

Are you a tourism operator in the Shire of Mount Magnet? If you would like to list your property with us (for free), please send us you property details.

Get the Guide Book

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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Plan Your Trip

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


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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