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About The Old Stock Route Trail
The Old Stock Route Trail commences at the tourist pull-off bay on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road, Mullewa. The trail is a 102km (return) drive which retraces a portion of Stock Route (No. 9701). It includes some gravel tracks.
Features include three of the original Government wells, two natural rockholes, a nature reserve, seasonal wildflowers and ancient river beds.
Travelled at a leisurely pace it offers a half-day excursion with opportunities for picnicking and rock-climbing. In 1866 E.T. Hooley had pioneered this pathway through to the north. By the late 1890s this route was in full use as Government well-sinkers established reliable wells. In 1905 the entire network of northern and eastern stock routes became gazetted as A Class Reserves.
Please be mindful of wildlife, take rubbish with you and observe fire restrictions.
The City of Greater Geraldton respectfully acknowledges the Southern Yamatji Peoples who are the Traditional Owners and First Peoples of this land.
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What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Additional Useful ItemsCarry ample water,
Hazards & WarningsTake into account weather conditions, Road may be closed due to flooding. Check conditions before travelling.
FacilitiesThere are no facilities along the trail. The country is rough and quite rugged. Public toilets, visitor information, public phone, fuel and other supplies available at start of trail from Mullewa.
Best time of year
July to October
Road to Mullewa and Trail.
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Start of Old Stock Route TrailThe Old Stock Route Trail starts in Mullewa - 100kms east of Geraldton.
Perkins No. 2 Government WellGovernment wells for water supply were built along the Stock Route.
Waterfall picnic area: rugged beautyWaterfall was used as a resting and watering place on the Stock Route
Remnants of surveyors blaze on old tree at White Well.
Wildflowers along the Trail.The best time of year for wildflowers is between late July and October.
Tallering Peak.Access to Tallering Peak is via Wandina Station. Contact the Station Manager on 9963 7999 for more information.
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