Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23

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Artefacts found in the park provide evidence of the long history Aboriginal people have with the area. The developed visitor sites on the eastern side of the range can be reached by 2WD. Road Trip: Kennedy Loop Track An extreme 4WD track only providing access to the remote Western side of Kennedy Range before crossing over the range top to enjoy the more accessible eastern side. This 265km circuit from Gascoyne Junction will take a minimum of one and a half days to complete. PLACES OF INTEREST The Junction Two Rivers Memorial Park Gascoyne Junction Museum Gascoyne Junction War Memorial Yarning Spot Waterhole Killili Bridge Gascoyne River Walking Tours Across The Shire Cattle Pool Cobbled Road Wool Wagon Pathway Road Trip Kingsford Smith Mail Run Road Trip Wildflowers (July to October) Discover the Upper Gascoyne carpeted in multicoloured wildflowers. There is no secret place you need to find; just take a wander outback along our roads and you will be surrounded in beauty. Events Visit CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS:

Mt Augustus National Park

The residents of the Upper Gascoyne invite you to take a Wander Outback: to experience the Rivers, the Rock, the Ranges and the Real Outback found in our backyard. The Shire is larger than Switzerland by size, so find the space and tranquillity you have been looking for with the beauty of nature as a backdrop. Our roads are less travelled than most with around 1,800 kilometres of unsealed road traversing ever-changing landscapes making epic road trips inevitable in both 2WD and 4WD vehicles. GASCOYNE JUNCTION 1069km north of Perth Start your wander outback in The Junction where the Lyons and Gascoyne Rivers meet and stock routes of the past overlap at the gateway to Kennedy Range (50km N of The Junction) and Mount Augustus National Park (300km NE of The Junction). World-Renowned National Parks Mt Augustus National Park – Burringurrah Almost twice the size of Uluru, Mt Augustus is the biggest rock in the world, rising spectacularly over the surrounding plain, and at 750 metres, is visible from kilometres away. Interesting rock formations, caves and Aboriginal engravings are found on many parts of the rock that have been untouched for thousands of years. Camping is not permitted in the National Park however Mount Augustus Tourist Park is located

Kennedy Range National Park

on a working station, sitting at the base of the Rock offering stunning views to enjoy.

Road Trip: Burringurrah Drive A 49km circuit providing views of the changing faces of the rock and giving you access to all the feature sites of Mount Augustus National Park. Kennedy Range National Park – Mundatharrda Kennedy Range National Park offers spectacular scenery of gorges and precipitous faces, with a vast plateau of ancient dune fields on top of the range. Just 50kms north of Gascoyne Junction, the area retains a wilderness feeling with camping beneath the sandstone cliffs available within the National Park.

Gascoyne Junction Visitor Information Centre 4 Scott Street, Gascoyne Junction WA 6705 T: 08 9943 0988 E: visitorcentre@uppergascoyne. @shireofuppergascoyne visit-uppergascoyne

Gascoyne Junction

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