Mt Augustus National Park Mt Augustus is the largest monocline in the world, bigger that Uluru. However, the vegetation on the Mount is deceptive. Colours and hues change throughout the day, and make this a spectacular sight. A walk to the top is achievable and very rewarding. Gascoyne Junction Community Resource Centre Gascoyne Junction CRC offers a wide range of services including tourist information, public library, internet café, postal agency, Centrelink agent, Dept of Transport Licencing agent. Local postcards and gifts also available for purchase. Events The Gassy Dash 9-12 April 2020 The Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is an awesome challenge across some of the harshest and remote country in Australia for cars and bikes. The Gascoyne is a mighty river of sand where a majority of the race is conducted. Held over the Easter Weekend with presentations Sunday afternoon to crown ‘King of the River’. Kickstarters is in memory of local identity Neville Brandstater who tragically drowned in the Lyndon River in 1995. The Junction Races - August A bush race meeting held each August, where there are as many genuine characters as there are racehorses. The Racecourse is 10 kilometres west of the Junction, bring your caravan, tent or swag and camp out. The Landor Races - October A picnic race weekend held over 4 days in October. A great opportunity to stay over and look around the local country at the same time. Gascoyne Junction Community Resource Centre 5 Scott Street, Gascoyne Junction WA 6705 Tel: (08) 9943 0988 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.uppergascoyne.wa.gov.au
The roads are generally in very good condition, but it’s always wise to bring a couple of spare tyres, and plenty of water. Geology 200-300 million years ago most of the area was underwater, and sea-life fossils are common around the area. A fault zone 10 kilometres wide is just north of the Errabiddy homestead. What takes the eye most is the types and colours of precious and semi- precious stones which are so attractive. Following the devastation of the December 2010 Gascoyne River flood, the Junction Hotel has been replaced with Eftpos fuel sales; tavern and caravan park with onsite cabins, ensuite van sites, van sites and grassed camp sites. The facility also has two children’s playgrounds. Stop in for a well-earned break and relax with a cool drink in the beer garden. The Yarning Spot, Cattle Pool Yarning Spot is to the north of the Gascoyne River at the Junction, and Cattle Pool is on the Lyons River near Cobra. The prolific and ever-changing bird life congregate here. Ornithologists have counted over 128 species of bird-life in the Gascoyne and the sights and sounds of these birds are truly wonderful. Kennedy Range National Park This is a truly awesome place to visit with many places to walk to and explore such as Honeycomb Gorge. During July to September you may be lucky enough to witness the colonies of the unique Dawson’s Burrowing Bees. Places of interest Junction Pub and Tourist Park
Nature, humanity and time meet at the intersection that is the Gascoyne Junction – it’s where the ancient Lyons and Gascoyne Rivers join up, and where the stock routes of the past overlapped. As well, it is a place where the land still gives a clear view of life on earth millions of years ago. The abundant fossil beds, and unmistakable evidence of vast oceans of the distant past paint a fascinating picture. A Mighty River The Gascoyne River flows for 760 kilometres from the Western Desert to the Indian Ocean at Carnarvon. The Mighty Gascoyne is known as the ‘upside- down river’ because most of its water is beneath the surface. Along its path the river surfaces, keeping people and animals alive during the scorching summer heat. The river also provides a wonderful habitat for the many species of birds that flock here all year round. Respecting People and Country Visitors are advised to leave all rocks, stones, water holes, hills and ranges, exactly as you found them. You should be mindful that there are places here that are powerful and sacred to the original occupiers, and may not be visible to the casual observer. Roads Less-Travelled With around 1,800 kilometres of unsealed road, there is plenty of opportunity to explore the country. Amongst the wildlife you’ll encounter are cattle, goats, sheep, horses, kangaroos, emus, wild turkeys, bungarras, dingoes, a vast variety of birds, and the occasional vehicle as well.
1 Honeycomb Gorge, Kennedy Range 2 The Junction Races 3 The thrilling Gassy Dash 4 Photo opportunities abound at Kennedy Range 5 Amazing Mount Augustus
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