Gascoyne Junction

Lying at the junction of the Lyons and Gascoyne rivers, Gascoyne Junction is a small administration centre for the pastoral industry. Sheep stations in the area, ranging in size from around 36 000 to 400 000 hectares, produce a wool clip exceeding 1.5 million kilograms annually. Devastating floods destroyed much of the town in December 2010, and the town still lacks many facilities as it slowly rebuilds.

Visitor Information

Shire offices, 4 Scott St; (08) 9943 0988

www.uppergascoyne.wa.gov.au

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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Nearby

Kennedy Range National Park Along with spectacular scenery, the park is home to fossils of the earliest known species of banksia in Australia, and marine fossils that reflect the history of the region as an ocean bed. Ideal for sightseeing, hiking and bush camping, trails start from the camping area and pass through gorges where you can see honeycomb-like rock formations. 60 km N.

Mt Augustus National Park Mt Augustus is the world's largest monolith, twice the size of Uluru. It is also known as Burringurrah, named after a boy who, in Aboriginal legend, broke tribal law by running away from his initiation. On capture, he was speared in the upper right leg. The spear broke as the boy fell to the ground, leaving a section protruding from his leg. It is said that, as you look at Mt Augustus, you can see the shape of the boy's body with the stump of the spear being the small peak at the eastern end called Edney's Lookout. There are several walking and driving trails; maps available from visitor centre. 294 km NE; see Carnarvon.

Campsites around town

Temple Gorge camping area 42 km

Temple Gorge camping area is 12 km west of Ullawarra Rd, 60 km north of Gascoyne Junction. The camping area has minimal facilities and is best suited for self-sufficient campers. Enjoy bushwalking and hiking to take in... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Bidgemia Station

Just 11 kilometres from Gascoyne Junction, Bidgemia Station is a working cattle station on the banks of the Gascoyne River. Stay in the five-bedroom lodge, which is fully self-contained and includes a swimming pool and a... Find out more


What's on around town

Bush Races: Aug and Sept.

Gascoyne Dash: cross-country endurance; Oct.

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