Shire of Upper Gascoyne

Accommodation

Gascoyne Junction

Gascoyne Junction

Accommodation within the township of Gascoyne Junction is available at the Junction Pub & Tourist Park. Cabins, Caravan Park with ensuites avaliable as well as camping grounds.

Please call (08) 9943 0868 for any bookings or enquries.

Mount Augustus

Mount Augustus

Mount Augustus is one of the most spectacular solitary peaks and the world's largest monocline. It rises above a stoney, red sandplain of arid scrubland and is visible from the air for more than 160 kms. The granite formation is about 8 kms long, covers an area of 4,795 hectares and is estimated to be 1,750 million years old.

The area around Mount Augustus is the traditional lands of the Wajarri tribe. Burringurrah is the Wajarri name for Mount Augustus. Aboriginal habitation is evident by the engravings on rock walls at Mundee, Ooramboo and Beedoboondu visitor sites.

Francis Thomas Gregory was the first non-indigenous person to climb to the summit on 3rd June 1858 during his epic 107 day journey through the Gascoyne region. Some weeks later he named the peak after his brother, Augustus Charles Gregory, later Sir Augustus (1819 - 1905).

Accomodation is available at Mt Augustus by following the below link.

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