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This page contains information, photos and links about Mt Augustus National Park. It is here to assist the traveller contemplating a visit to the area.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Mt Augustus National Park protects an area of about 9 200 hectares. It protects a range of rare plants and animals. Over 100 species of birds are known within the park.

The area is the traditional homeland of the Wadjari Aboriginal people and is known as Burringurrah to them.

Mt Augustus National Park is located in the Upper Gascoyne Region of Western Australia. It is accessed by gravel roads from Gascoyne Junction. Access within the park includes the 49km loop around Mt Augustus itself which provides access to the various attractions and walks at it's base.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND SITES TO VISIT:

Cattle Pool:

The Cattle Pool, also known as Goolinee, is a reed surrounded pool on the Lyons River which is surrounded by River Gums.It is a permanent water hole provided much need water to the wildlife all year round.

 

Mundee and Ooramboo:

At both Mundee and Ooramboo there are collections of Aboriginal engravings.

 

WALKING TRACKS:

Summit Track:

The Summit Track begins at Beedoboondu car park and is a 12km return walk. Just into the walk at a place called Flintstone Rock there is a rock slab with Aboriginal engravings under it. Comments can be left at the summit in a visitor book there.

 

Kotka Gorge Trail:

The Kotka Gorge Trail begins at Warrarla.

 

CAMPING:

 

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