Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23


Canning Stock Route

Internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most iconic journeys, The Canning Stock Route runs from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region to Wiluna in the Northern Goldfields. Stretching 1,850 km, it is the longest historic stock route in the world and is perfect for experienced off roaders. Permits are required and travelling with another vehicle or in a convoy is recommended. It’s a route steeped in history – from both an Aboriginal and a pioneer perspective – and you’ll notice this in every kilometre. You’ll cross four deserts on the way; the Little Sandy, Gibson, Great Sandy and Tanami. Along the way you’ll see amazing outback scenery of sand ridges stretching to the horizon, spinifex grasslands, narrow gorges, sheer cliffs, ancient Aboriginal art sites, and engravings left by the explorers and drovers of old.

Kennedy Range National Park

Road to Walga Rock

ROAD TO THE ROCK 9 days | Sealed and unsealed roads This is an adventurous, rugged road trip for those wanting to truly experience the beauty of the Golden Outback. The Road to the Rock takes you more than 1,000km north of Perth. You’ll weave your way through gorgeous country towns, historical sites, station stays and carpets of seasonal wildflowers before arriving at the world’s biggest rock, Mount Augustus. You’ll venture through historic towns like Paynes Find, Mount Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra, seeing amazing natural attractions like the Aboriginal rock art at Walga Rock. In Springtime, this area is ablaze with a kaleidoscope of wildflowers. At Mount Augustus National Park, the colours of the landscape change from chalky white soils and fields of olive-coloured shrub to a dark, ruby red moonscape. The park is a lush outback paradise with swimming holes, ancient rock art and a buzzing

KINGSFORD SMITH MAIL RUN 3 days | Unsealed roads

This 3-day adventure follows the original overland mail run winding inland from Carnarvon through beautiful pastoral land to the massive monocline of Mount Augustus. You’ll find amazing walking trails and an incredible array of wildflowers in Spring. There are also stunning rock formations, caves and Indigenous art throughout Mount Augustus National Park. There’s no shortage of swimming holes, places to fish and secluded picnic spots. Continue exploring through the vast, timeless outback to finish your trip in the historic gold mining town of Meekatharra.

outback village. Mount Augustus is the star of this road trip. At 1700 million years old, it’s three times older than Uluru and twice its size. There are a number of walking trails around the base, and a summit trail if you’re up for a climb with epic views. | The Gascoyne Murchison | 95

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