Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

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.

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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.

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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

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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


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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