Welcome to the real outback adventure!
Vast, rugged, beautiful and timeless, this region epitomises the real 'Outback Australia'. Home to Yamatji people for at least 30,000 years and the Europeans for more than 150 years, the Gascoyne Murchison is rich in fascinating natural and cultural experiences.
Three signed, interpretive Outback Pathways
provide access into the heart of this unique region and invite travellers and adventurers to experience the wonders of this sweeping landscape as they come face to face with its history and its challenges.
On each pathway, selected interpretive sites offer information panels and photographs to enrich your travel as you gain a deeper understanding of the natural, cultural and pioneering history of this land. Fascinating stories and secrets abound in this ancient land that is brimming with a kaleidoscope of colour and character.
When to travel
The Outback Pathways are a self-drive experience. The ideal time to travel is between April and October, when the weather is cooler (generally 2-25C). The summer months are very hot (often between 35-40C).
Much of the Outback Pathway routes are quite remote and the major towns are few and far between, however, a good selection of accommodation is available from caravan parks to station stays to bed and breakfast accommodation, hotels and motels. Be sure to check availability before you leave home and plan your fuel stops and provisions carefully.
Finding your way
Directional signage carrying the distinctive Pathway logo clearly marks each intersection and interpretive site for travellers heading in either direction. Additional sites are being developed.
Travellers are strongly urged to buy a good quality touring map for the region. The Outback Pathways are clearly marked on the 'Street Smart' series and 'Hema' maps. A promotional guide book is being produced.
The Outback Pathways provide access to other parts of the region. The road between Geraldton and Leinster provides a link into the Goldfields, onto the Golden Quest Discovery Trail and the Golden Pipeline Drive Trail.
The Kingsford Smith Mail Run
and the Wool Wagon Pathway
are on gravel roads. The condition of the gravel roads can vary significantly. Unsealed/gravel roads are accessible in two wheel drive vehicles, however travellers are recommended to use four wheel drive vehicles for the Kingsford Smith Mail Run and Wool Wagon Pathway. The majority of the Miners Pathway is on sealed roads and can be driven in a two wheel drive vehicle. For up to date information, check with local Shire Councils or .