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