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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.
About the region
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. It was established in 1968 to accommodate the processing and exportation workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company and, in the 1980s, the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North West Shelf Venture.
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
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.