Encompassing only 9,168 hectares, Mount Augustus National Park may be small in size, but it features one of the region’s biggest attractions, Mount Augustus—known to the Wajarri as Burringurrah.
At a height of 1,105 metres above sea level, this charismatic mountain joins the league of WA’s highest peaks. Extending about 14 kilometres in length, with an average width of five kilometres and towering up to 715 metres above the surrounding plain, Mount Augustus looks like a massive island rising out of a green ocean of acacia scrubland.
Join us and...
...enjoy a lunch stop at the Kennedy Range with time to see some of its amazing features.
...stay at Mt Augustus Tourist Park and spend a full day at the mountain tailored to the likings and fitness level of the group – with eleven walk trails to choose from and many other rewarding activities such as bird watching, stargazing and photography.
...go wildlife spotting: with over 100 bird species and some charismatic reptiles to discover.
...visit engrossing Aboriginal art sites and learn about the Wajarri`s spiritual connection to the land and about the history of the first European pioneers.
...experience memorable sunrises and sunsets.
7.30 am: Pick up from your accommodation in Carnarvon.
7.30 am – 9.30 am: Follow the Carnarvon-Mullewa Road to the small settlement of Gascoyne Junction where you enjoy morning tea on the banks of the Gascoyne River.
11 am – 1 pm: Arriving at Kennedy Range National Park. Visit the amazing Honeycomb Gorge and (time permitting) wander through the colourful Temple Gorge before enjoying some delicious lunch in front of the majestic escarpment.
1 pm – 5 pm: Continue on your journey to Mt Augustus (a further 250 km on dirt roads) and enjoy a relaxing drive in a comfortable air-conditioned car with plenty of time for an informative talk. Afternoon tea will be served on the way.
5 pm – 8 pm: After your first glimpse of the majestic mountain and a photo stop on an elevated lookout proceed to the Mt Augustus Tourist Park. Here you can settle down in your accommodation and refresh while your guide prepares dinner. Dinner will be served under the stars (weather permitting) with silhouette of Mt Augustus in the background.
A full day of exploring tailored to the likings and the fitness level of you and the other passengers of the tour. Whether you are energetic enough to conquer the summit or whether you would prefer a variety of smaller walks (there are eleven amazing trails to choose from); whether bird watching, nature photography or botany is your preference, your guide will be on your side and make sure you make the most of your visit.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be served at scenic location around the mountain, depending on your choice of activity.
Enjoy sunset drinks (BYO) at a lookout and then return to the Tourist Park for dinner. End the day chatting to fellow travellers around the campfire or enjoy a hot cuppa at the foot of the mountain while star gazing and learning about the wonders of the night sky (weather permitting).
5 pm – 8 pm: Enjoy a different view for sunrise from the lookout on Yallowerie Hill, 6 km north of the Tourist Park (optional). Breakfast will be served back at the Tourist Park. After packing up it's time head home. Enjoy morning tea while taking in some pastoral history at Cobra, visit the old shearing shed and nearby ruins of an out station.
11 am – 6 pm: Return to Carnarvon via the same route but this time with multiple stops along the way to appreciate the unique Outback. Marvel at some intriguing rocky plains, sweeping views up to the horizon, inland rivers and wildflowers (in season). Lunch and afternoon tea will be served along the way.
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are included in the tour. If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please notify us at least three days in advance.
Sun protection: Hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved Shirt.
Warm clothes (in winter): Remember that in winter the evenings and nights in the inland can be very cold and that you will spend most of the day outside (including the evenings!).
Sturdy footwear: The surface of most walking trails is rocky and uneven.
Daypack: Suitable for hiking.
Camera & binoculars: There will be lot's of opportunities to use either of These.
Please limit your luggage. Take only soft bags that should not exceed the weight of 10kg.
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