Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Shire of Sandstone

Situated between Mount Magnet and Leinster, right in the heart of the spectacular east Murchison District, Sandstone is where you've got the action of gold prospecting and the industry of mining and pastoral stations, all coexisting with a rapidly growing Tourism industry.

Sandstone offers sensational weather nine months of the year, temperatures in the mid 20s, clear blue skies, sensational breakaways, waterholes, wildflowers, wildlife and a host of natural features, all one day's drive from Perth.

Experience the oasis of the Murchison with its red terrain and vivid blue skies.

Places to Stay

Alice Atkinson Caravan Park

Miners

The Alice Atkinson Caravan Park in Sandstone is a 40 site park set in pleasant surroundings centrally located in the town.

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National Hotel Sandstone

Miners

The hotel offers a range of accommodation and meal options with friendly, old-fashioned country service. It has an outdoor area for its residential guests to use.

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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

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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