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The Old Stock Route Trail The Old Stock Route Trail

2WD  in Coral Coast

Cervantes to Geraldton, Kalbarri & Surrounds

  • Half day
  • 102 km

This 102km return drive trail retraces a portion of Stock Route (No. 9701), a route through the Upper Murchison and Gascoyne Districts originally established in 1895, linking Mullewa with the De Grey River.

The Old Stock Route Trail starts in Mullewa - 100kms east of Geraldton.
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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.

Mullewa District Office, City of Greater Geraldton

(08) 9956 6643

Geraldton Visitor Centre

(08) 9956 6670

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Time / Duration

3-4 hours


102km return

What To Pack

Group D - Drive Trails (Drive trails: 2WD & 4WD) required.

Trail Start

Tourist pull-off bay, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road, Mullewa which is 472km (5 hours) north of Perth, or 100km east of Geraldton

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Trail End

Greenough River Crossing, Carnarvon-Mullewa Road, north of Mullewa

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Difficulty Notes

Access to some sites along the trail is rough.

Hazards & Warnings

Take into account weather conditions, Road may be closed due to flooding. Check conditions before travelling.


There 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.
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Best time of year

July to October


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Trail Access

Road to Mullewa and Trail.

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