The Wool Wagon Pathway

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Outback Pathways

Outback Pathways

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Overview

Highlights

Wide horizons filled with wildflowers, desert ranges, working stations and the largest fringing reef on Earth. The Wool Wagon Pathway, from Geraldton to Exmouth, is an Australian outback four-wheel-drive trail that packs a big adventure into just a few days. Following in the tracks of legendary pioneers, you’ll journey through spectacular wildflower country, outback desert and vast working stations to reach the bluest ocean and most amazing marine life encounters.

Suggested itinerary from Outback Pathway's website:

Day 1: Geraldton - Murchison Settlement Via Pindar

355km, 4 hours

Leave Geraldton and head east through the town of Pindar. Hit the red dirt road, and journey through a timeless landscape to Murchison Settlement. This is the real Australian landscape - open space, historic homesteads and plenty of wildlife. Get a taste for life on the land by bunking down at a working sheep or cattle station.

Accommodation options: Station stays, Settlement Roadhouse - caravan park, camping, motel rooms

Day 2: Murchison Settlement - Gascoyne Junction

298km, 3.5 hours

Head north, stop at the natural spring of Bilung Pool. Seashell fossils south of Gascoyne Junction point to natural history of the landscape. 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.

Accommodation options: Junction Tourist Park - caravan park, camping, motel rooms

Day 3: Gascoyne Junction - Exmouth

611km, 7 hours

Take in the beauty of the Kennedy Ranges, running nearly 75kms in a north-south direction north of Gascoyne Junction boasting springs, cliffs, canyons and wildlife. Continue up a remote outback road and take in the interpretive sites along the way. Travel north-west towards Exmouth on the coast and see the Ningaloo Reef and seasonal whale sharks.

Accommodation options: Station stays, caravan parks, resorts, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast's, camping

Activities

  • Scenic drive
  • Sight-seeing
  • Four-wheel driving
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Camping

Facilities

  • Numerous facilities in each township and point of interest along the way. See the Outback Pathway's website for detailed information.

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Wildflowers generally bloom in this region between June and September, and displays are more prolific after good winter rains.
  • Parts of the track are only suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles and should only be attempted by confident drivers.
  • Driving times and distances are intended as a guide only, and may vary depending on the route taken.
  • Supplies and services are limited and driving conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel and contact the local visitor centre for the latest update on road conditions.
  • To help protect our pristine environment, can we request that you don’t pick wildflowers – it’s illegal and will attract fines. As beautiful as they are, it’s also important to stay out of canola fields to prevent the spread of disease. Finally, we’d like to remind you to not enter private property to access wildflowers.
  • Permits are required to travel through private and Aboriginal Lands.
  • Visit the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council for more information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Outback Pathways

Content credits: Outback Pathways & Aussie Bucket List®


Location & Supplier

The Wool Wagon Pathway

Address: Geraldton WA

Website: https://www.outbackpathways.com/outback-pathways/wool-wagon/

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