Shire of Yalgoo
Just six hours north of Perth, or two hours east of Geraldton, Yalgoo is the ideal place to start your outback adventure. This historic mining town is the closest base for an outback experience from Western Australia's capital.
Yalgoo's rich gold mining heritage and many working sheep stations, a lot of which are now open for farm stays, make it a perfect escape for a true Aussie holiday. Catching glimpses of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos and emus to the large bungarra lizards, you can tap into the real Australia, making it an experience you will never forget.
Getting to and from Yalgoo, the main roads are two lane, sealed surfaces, ensuring a comfortable outback drive. When you get to town, you will find fuel, camping and food supplies to replenish your stocks, along with invaluable local knowledge on where and when to visit the local attractions.
If you're looking for you will also find comfortable places to stay right in the heart of Yalgoo or get off the beaten track and enjoy budget or homestead accommodation with a station stay.
Places to Stay
Gabyon Station Stay
Gabyon Station Stay gives you a chance to visit a real working sheep station. 2 hours drive from Geraldton, and only 40 minutes from the historical mining town of Yalgoo.
Melangata Station Stay
Melangata Station is a unique Homestead designed by Monsignor John Hawes that offers accommodation in the Homestead as well as bush camping sites nearby.
Station Stay at Mellenbye
Mellenbye Station is a working cattle station. If you enjoy watching the stars at night, sitting by the campfire and getting away from the stresses of modern life, then this is the place for you. The station is a great base for exploring the districts of Morawa and Yalgoo as well as experiencing the ambiance of the station.
Yalgoo Caravan Park
The park is situated on the main street of Yalgoo (Gibbons Street) which is a comfortable six hours drive north of Perth or just two hours east of Geraldton. The caravan park has first-rate facilities to suit all travelers including; motel style unit accommodation for singles, couples or families, large powered or unpowered caravan sites
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.
Plan your Trip
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.