Self-Drive trails traversing the red heart of Western Australia

Shire of Upper Gascoyne

The Shire of Upper Gascoyne is one ofWestern Australia's most remote local governments covering an area of some 46,602 square kilometres. The Shire encompasses a number of communities including the Gascoyne Junction township, Woodgamia Aboriginal Community and Burringurrah Aboriginal Community, with its main industries being Pastoral, Mining Exploration and Tourism.

The Shire of Upper Gascoyne has a population of approximately 250, with the town offering a range of facilities and activities for residents.

A sports oval and tennis courts in the centre of town is the focus for sporting activities within the Shire. Adjoining the Oval is the Gascoyne Junction Pavilion, a fully air-conditioned venue, where public and private events are frequently held.

A bright new children's playground is located on the main street, while the Federation Park beside the oval has a pleasant rotunda, providing shade for a lunchtime stop as well as free  gas BBQ and wood fired pizza oven.

The town includes a Remote Community School,  a Community Resource Centre (CRC) and also has a sealed air-strip with pilot activated lights (PAL) which is used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The new Tourism Precinct will provide the community with fresh social and retail infrastructure complete with a tavern, caravan park, childrens playgrounds, swimming pool and camping grounds, 24 hour fuel facility and a roadhouse / cafe including a convenience store.

Places to Stay

Emu Creek Station

Wool Wagon

Kayaking, bush-walking and bird-watching are just a few of the activities you can enjoy during your stay at Emu Creek Station! Join us for an amazing station-stay experience.

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Glenburgh Station Stay

Wool Wagon

Glenburgh Station is located in the Gascoyne region and is rich history having been established in 1887. You are welcome to stay in one of the nature-based camping sites and explore the spectacular self-driving 4WD trails, walking trails, Stargazing, bird watching and more.

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Junction Pub and Tourist Park

Wool Wagon | Kingsford Smith Mail Run

With a population of approximately 250, The Gascoyne Junction is a town rich in heritage and history, breathtaking views and some very interesting characters.

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Mount Augustus Tourist Park

Kingsford Smith Mail Run

Mount Augustus Tourist Park is a friendly caravan park with unit accommodation and camping grounds, with hot showers, laundry and a BBQ campers' kitchen for self catering.

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List your Property with us

Are you a tourism operator in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne? 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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