Cossack Heritage Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Bond Store

  • End: Bond store

  • Location: Pilbara

  • Closest Town: Karratha

  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -20.681013

  • Longitude: 117.185567

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Cossack Heritage Trail is a 5km, grade 2 return hike, located in Pilbara, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Cossack Heritage Trail guides visitors to key significant features in Cossack spread over a distance of 5 km. Participants have the option to walk or drive the trail depending on your preference. However, please bear in mind that it does get very hot in the Pilbara and there are no designated watering stations or shade.

About the region

Cossack is a historic ghost town located 1,480 km north of Perth within the City of Karratha. The carefully maintained remnants of this early settlement include some of the oldest buildings in Western Australia positioned on the waters of the Butcher Inlet.

Originally named 'Tien Tsin' after the boat which carried the first settlers to the region in 1863, the town was once the Northwest's main shipping port. The township was then renamed Cossack after the warship which carried the State's governor, Frederick Weld to the Pilbara in 1871.

Getting there

Cossack is located near the picturesque Point Samson a coastal town, 50km north of Karratha (1500km north of Perth W.A.


Accommodation is available during the 'winter' season.

For more information, visit the City of Karratha

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