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WITNESS the result of colliding continents, long-gone oceans and destructive meteorites, and marvel at the spectacular rock formations created by these massive geological forces. DISCOVER the unique native flora and fauna of the Murchison region and be treated to dazzling displays of wildflowers every July to September. CONNECT with culture, stories and legends that map thousands of years of human history. LEARN about Western Australia’s largest gallery of Aboriginal rock art, the stories behind gold exploration and pastoralism in the Murchison or explore the remains of a fine brewery carved deep into the rock. All this and more awaits you as you explore the Murchison GeoRegion. The Murchison GeoRegion Trail takes you on a journey through a unique and ancient landscape full of stories that reach back almost to the Earth’s beginning some 4.54 billion years ago. The self-drive trail visits 21 sites of natural and cultural significance in a region where you can develop a deeper understanding and connection with the land.
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ASK A LOCAL! Driving one of the Outback Pathways or experiencing a Station Stay on your travels in the Murchison GeoRegion? Contact one of our local Visitor Information Centres for information and advice. Cue – 08 9963 1198
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Meekatharra – 08 9980 1811 Mount Magnet – 08 9963 4172 Murchison – 08 9961 3875 Sandstone – 08 9963 5061
MORE INFORMATION Go to www.murchisongeoregion.com to learn more and download the Trail Guide and free app.
Wiluna – 08 9981 8009 Yalgoo – 08 9962 8042
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