Goordgeela Lookout Trail
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Augustus National Park

  • End: Mount Augustus National Park

  • Location: Mount Augustus National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1100km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -24.294915

  • Longitude: 116.829829

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Goordgeela Lookout Trail is a 3km, grade 4 return hike, located in Mount Augustus National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Warning

The risks from exposure and dehydration are significant in this area. During the hotter months (at least September – March) these risks are extreme. Temperatures often exceed 40°C.

Hike Summary

For those wishing to get good views but finding the longer Summit Trail a bit intimidating, the Goordgeela Lookout Trail could be for you. This 1.2 kilometre return trail heads up a creek bed then rises up to a large rocky outcrop for good views over the plains.  Moderate degree of fitness required.

While this is a short trail, once you leave the flatter stony creekbed section, the steeper climbing up the rocky outcrop still requires a moderate level of fitness. At the trail end, you come across a flat section on the flank of the rocky outcrop with fine views across the plains. In the foreground, you notice a line of rivergums flanking the Lyons River and Cattle Pool. The Godfrey Range breaks the horizon to the north. You may linger for a while, so allow up to two hours for this trail.  

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. Mount Augustus is known as Burringurrah to the local Wajarri Aboriginal people. The park was gazetted on 22 September 1989 and is made up of former parts of Mount Augustus and Cobra Stations.

During 1999-2000, the State purchased nearby pastoral leases Cobra and Waldburg and part leases of Mount Philip and Dalgety Downs with the aim of managing the whole area – including the national park – for conservation. The total area is now 607,603 hectares.

Tips

Start Point: Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

Region: Mount Augustus National Park, Golden Outback


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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