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Flintstone Rock in an Aboriginal art site that takes only about 30 minutes to explore including stops. The 500 metre return walk follows along a water-smoothed rocky creekbed.
This short walk follows the much more demanding Gully Trail along a water smoothed rocky creekbed. The colours in the rock are beautiful. Along side are walls of rock and river gums near the start. Flintstone Rock is a massive slab that found its way across a dry creekbed that becomes a torrent after heavy rain. Now comes a bit of flexibilty as you crawl under Flintstone Rock and look up. At first in the dull light it seems like there isn't a lot there. The idea is to lay on your back for a few minutes and gaze upwaRoads. Aboriginal engravings will become increasingly visible. Its also a nice shady spot out of the hot sun. It is worth exploring the area. You may even come across a mass of animal bones in a shallow cave, the result of dingo hunting activites.
About the region
Rising 715m above the surrounding alluvial plain, Mount Augustus is an inselberg, meaning ‘island mountain’. There are rocky creeks, gorges and open plains supporting a variety of vegetation and wildlife. Take the 49km Loop Drive around the sandstone inselberg. Access rocky creeks and gorges, open plains, view Aboriginal rock engravings (petroglyphs) and encounter a variety of wildlife.
Start Point: Mount Augustus Summit Trail Car Park off Mount Augustus Road, 430km from Carnarvon via Gascoyne Junction (1100km north of Perth)
End Point: Mount Augustus Summit Trail Car Park off Mount Augustus Road, 430km from Carnarvon via Gascoyne Junction (1100km north of Perth)
Region: Mount Augustus National Park, Golden Outback
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.