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Murchison is where you meet outback Australia - a land of wide open desert landscapes inviting you to experience life on working cattle stations the size of small countries and encounter wildlife in abundance. It's also your eastern gateway to the largest rock on Earth, Mount Augustus.

Situated on the Murchison River, the small outback settlement of Murchison is a three and a half hour drive northeast of Geraldton. As the only settlement in the 'Shire with no Town', it's the hub of all local activity, home to the shire's sports club, museum, roadhouse and caravan park.

With Murchison as your base, you can take a leisurely daytrip driving 20 minutes north to the striking rock formations of Errabiddy Bluff for a picnic or a challenging climb. Venture a little further to Bilung Pool and Wooramel River Gorges to picnic and take in the magnificent river views. Or head south to Ballinyoo Bridge, the second concrete bridge to be constructed in Western Australia and a popular watering spot for wildlife.

For those seeking adventure, this is the gateway to the 11.5 hour trail to Mount Augustus National Park and the world's largest rock. Twice the size of Uluru, with a 860 metre high summit and 49 kilometre scenic base trail (four wheel drive only), it's an awesome sight and an extraordinary climb. Viewed from Emu Hill Lookout at sunrise or sunset, you can get snap happy as the colours change from cool greens and blues to golden glows.

To complete your outback experience, why not stay a night or three at a working cattle station. Or base yourself in the settlement at the roadhouse, caravan park or camping grounds.

If you're visiting after winter rains, you're in for a treat as the surrounding desert plains are carpeted in a sea of colourful blooms, from everlastings to acacias.


Murchison: Events

Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash

Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is an awesome challenge across some of the harshest and remote country in Australia. Situated between the seaside town of Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia - the desert by the sea.

The Dash is a motorsport event that pits car against car and bike against bike and then the quickest of each against each other to determine who the King of the River is.

Comparison has been made between the Dash and the Finke Desert Race. Both races are a true test of machine and competitor, both are races that promote the unique Australian outback. The Dash is a point to point race over a hugely varied landscape, a cross country course extensively consisting of natural desert and outback terrain. In excess of 350 kilometres over two days, the Dash is long and tough; it is an ultimate challenge.

Entry to all venues is free.

Event Dates
      29th Mar
      30th Mar
      31st Mar
      1st Apr

Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction
Carnarvon, WA, 6701

Located 24.2K from Murchison

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