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The Mount Bruce Summit is a challenging 10 kilometre return climb in Karijini National Park. With impressive views from the top of the mountain it is one of the most rewaRoading experiences of the region.
Mount Bruce is located in the Karijini National Park and allows great opportunities to view the surrounding Hamersley Range and Marandoo mining operations. The Aboriginal name for Mount Bruce is Punurrunha. At 1,234 metres high, it is Western Australia’s second tallest peak. Located on the Mountain are a number of walks of varying difficulties. The Mount Bruce Summit track is approximately 10 kilometres in length with 450 metres change in altitude. The track starts relatively easy but becomes more difficult once past the Marandoo Mine site. You should use the early morning hours to take the route that leads up the western face of the mountain, past Marandoo View. This challenging walk will rewaRoad you with spectacular views of the landscape.
About the region
Karijini National Park offers spectacular rugged scenery, ancient geological formations, a variety of arid-land ecosystems and a range of recreational experiences. Covering 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest national park. Massive mountains and escarpments rise out of the flat valleys. The high plateau is dissected by breathtaking gorges, and stony, tree-lined watercourses wind their way over the dusty plain. Erosion has slowly carved this landscape out of rocks that are over 2,500 million years old. There are many beautiful gorges and sites to visit in Karijini National Park, but be sure to include Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Weano Gorge and Oxers Lookout.
Much of the southern half of the park is inaccessible. Visitors concentrate on the spectacular gorges in the north, with their rock pools, waterfalls and unique wildlife.
You can enter Karijini National Park from Tom Price, Roebourne, Port Hedland or Newman.
Be aware that distances travelled can add up quickly when touring this park. The nearest fuel is over 80km from Dales Campground at Munjina Roadhouse or Tom Price and around 70km from the Karijini Eco Retreat to Tom Price. A trip from Dales to Weano via the shortest route is about 112km return. Plan your visit carefully.
Start Point: Mount Bruce Car Park in Karijini National Park, a 2 hour drive from Newman which is 1200km north of Perth
End Point: Mount Bruce Car Park in Karijini National Park, a 2 hour drive from Newman which is 1200km north of Perth
Region: Karijini National Park, North West
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