Take off on an epic road trip through Australia’s Golden Outback

Australia's Golden Outback Map

Australia’s Golden Outback is one of the most diverse regions in the country, spanning almost a third of Western Australia.

This great expanse offers travellers an opportunity to discover some 25 different planned road trips across the region.

Some of the road trips are for a few days and some are for a few weeks but all provide an opportunity to delve deep into the region.

The Gascoyne-Murchison region offers road trippers five different itineraries from the discovery of Mount Augustus with the Road to Rock itinerary which takes nine days across sealed and unsealed roads. 

Other trips in this sub region include the 4WD 15-day trip along the Canning Stock Route, the three-day Kingsford Smith Mail Run from Meekatharra to Carnarvon, the Wool Wagon pathway and the four day Miners Pathway. 

Road trips across the Gascoyne Murchison offer an insight into the history, landscape and ancient sites of the area.

A variety of sealed and unsealed road itineraries for drivers to the Goldfields with the opportunity to unearth the riches of WA’s Goldfields. These are the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, The Outback Way, The Norseman Heritage Trail, Gunbarrel Highway, Leonora Loop Trail and the Anne Beadell Highway.

These specially designed itineraries provide travellers with an opportunity to discover key places of interest along with the fascinating history of this untamed land.

The aforementioned itineraries
The aforementioned itineraries

Along the Wheatbelt Trail there are 11 different planned drives, including a good variety of short trips, perfect for those who are travelling by car. Discover the Public Silo Trail along sealed roads. Artists have turned massive grain silos into works of art. This five-day trek is a great way to get off the beaten track.

Follow the Golden Pipeline to Kalgoorlie, taking three days or explore the untouched temperate woodlands which stretch from Hyden and Wave Rock to Norseman.

Follow the pioneers along the Wheatbelt Way and Pioneers Pathway or enjoy the wildflower blooms in springtime.

For a short trip from Perth the three-day Pathway to Wave Rock along sealed roads is a great opportunity to surf WA’s famous inland wave.

For those who want to combine nature and wine then the three-day sealed road adventure takes in wineries, woodlands and the wheatbelt in the southern area of WA.

It’s packed with rich pioneering and Aboriginal history, award winning wineries and nature and heritage trails. 

Just over 700km from Perth heading south to Esperance and the Fitzgerald Coast offers travellers the opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the area.

There are at least two ways to get to Esperance.

Head south via Hyden and stop in at Wave Rock or try the route through the Southern Wheatbelt countryside.

While in the area a venture across the Great Ocean Drive which takes around two hours along sealed roads is a must.

Esperance is renowned for having some of the finest beaches in Australia and the clearest crystalline waters which are showcased along this route.

Driving around Australia’s Golden Outback may take people into remote areas so forward planning is important.

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