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The Wool Wagon Pathway epitomises the true Australian outback. It is a land of distinct horizons, glorious vistas, unlimited sunshine, wonderous dawns and sunsets and spectacular night skies. Here you will travel through some of Australia’s legendary sheep and wool country. The Murchison area has been traditionally renowned for its quality wool, which was shipped to London and sold. Stations developed with the help of blade shearers, famous horsemen, drovers, fencers and well sinkers. For more information on the Wool Wagon Pathway purchase your copy of the Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways Guidebook.
Day 1: Geraldton – Pindar – Wooleen Station (319 kilometres/4 hours)
Leave Geraldton and begin your Wool Wagon Pathway adventure by heading east through the town of Pindar. Hit the red dirt road, and journey through a timeless landscape to Murchison Settlement. This is a real Australian outback landscape – open space, historic homesteads and plenty of wildlife. Get a taste for life on the land by staying overnight at a working sheep or cattle station.
Day 2: Wooleen Station – Murchison – Gascoyne Junction (339 kilometres/ 4 hours)
Head north, stopping at the natural spring at Bilung Pool on the way to Gascoyne Junction. Nestled on the banks of the Gascoyne River, the town is a centre for local sheep and wheat stations. Visit the museum and picnic spots. To the south, seashell fossils provide a fascinating insight into the region’s natural history.
Day 3: Gascoyne Junction – Exmouth (611 kilometres/7 hours)
Take in the beauty of the Kennedy Ranges. Running north of Gascoyne Junction, the ranges boast natural springs, cliffs, canyons and a wide variety of wildlife. Head towards the coast and Exmouth with its world-famous Ningaloo Reef and whale sharks.
Parts of the track are only suitable for high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and should only be attempted by confident drivers. Supplies and services are limited and road conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel and contact the local visitor centre or Wooleen Station for up-to-date track information.