Yaburara Heritage Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Karratha Visitor Centre

  • End: Karratha Leisureplex

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Karratha

  • Distance from state capital: 1535km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -20.74122

  • Longitude: 116.84504

Summary

The Yaburara Heritage Trail is a 3.5 kilometre grade 4 walk highlighting the Karratha district’s natural history and cultural heritage and in particular the heritage of the Traditional Owners of the land, the Ngarluma people, in honour of the Yaburara people. It covers rugged country with some steep climbs and descents and features a number of Aboriginal sites including rock engravings and artefact scatters.

The trail commences from the water tanks over looking the town centre and access is via the information bay on Karratha Road, next to the Karratha Visitor Centre or from the back of Karratha Leisureplex off Dampier Highway. There are also two short branch trails and three longer branch trails – a secondary trail around the base of the hills, a recreational trail following the ridge top and a nature trail along two major valleys. Much of the Yaburara Heritage Trail is rough with loose rocks with no shade. The trail is on Aboriginal Heritage Registed sites which are significant to Aboriginal people; they are a great interest to non-Aboriginal people and they are protected by law. The layout of this trail was done in close liaison with the Ngarluma people, the Traditional Owners of the land. We trust that giving people a better understanding will engender greater respect for Aborigial culture. The trail brochure is available from the Karratha Visitor Centre and Karratha Leisureplex or scan the QR Code from the trailhead map to download map and brochure to your phone.  

Notes

Start Point: 1535km north of Perth. Trail head maps can be found at top of Karratha Visitor Centre – Water Tanks and Karrtha Leisureplex

End Point: Karratha Leisureplex off Dampier Highway

Region: Karratha, North West

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