The Lost City - Barrawulla Loop Walk
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Reserve Car Park

  • End: Reserve Car Park

  • Closest Town: Borroloola

  • Location: Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 937km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -16.198191

  • Longitude: 136.094513

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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No Defined Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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The Lost City – Barrawulla Loop Walk is a 2km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Discover the Lost City, or a series of impressive sandstone spires, in this small-scale reserve that protects a surprising diversity of habitats.

Caranbirini Conservation Reserve is a remarkable reserve that protects a large number of habitats within its small area. Explore its sandstone hills and ridges, a semi-permanent waterhole surrounded by riverine vegetation, open woodland and interesting sandstone spires known as ‘Lost City’ formations. The reserve is located 46km south of Borroloola on the western extremity of the Bukalara Range.

Take the 2-km Barrawulla Loop Walk and explore the Lost City, where impressive spires rise to 25m in height and provide shelter for wildlife. Bring your camera to make sure you capture images of this remarkable landscape. If you have more time, the 5-km Jagududgu Loop Walk takes you to all of the reserve’s habitats, and includes views that extend beyond its boundaries. Or take the short 300-metre return walk leads to the bird hide where you can view the birds at the semi-permanent Caranbirini Waterhole. Camping is not permitted and visitors are advised to camp at either Borroloola or Heartbreak Hotel-Cape Crawford, around 64km west of the Reserve. Access to the Reserve is via the Carpentaria Highway. A short (500m) formed gravel road suitable for two wheel drive vehicles leads to the car park.

Getting there

Carpentaria Highway, Borroloola, Northern Territory

About the region

Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

Caranbirini Conservation Reserve is a remarkable reserve that protects a large number of habitats within its small area. Explore its sandstone hills and ridges, a semi-permanent waterhole surrounded by riverine vegetation, open woodland and interesting sandstone spires known as ‘Lost City’ formations. The reserve is located 46km south of Borroloola on the western extremity of the Bukalara Range. – See more at: http://northernterritory.com/katherine-and-surrounds/things-to-do/caranbirini-conservation-reserve#sthash.7UO3RyHI.dpuf

 


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