Cockburn Lookout, Home Valley Station, Kimberley

Overview

Cockburn Lookout Trail is one of several excellent walks, best undertaken near sunrise or late afternoon. The 1.8km loop walk starts near the front gate at Home Valley Station’s tourist resort accommodation. The trail offers great views of the Cockburn Ranges and the meteorite crater. 

Cockburn Lookout trail and trail markers

The Cockburn trail markers are clear an easy to follow

Photo Credit: Pelusey Photography


About the Trail

This short loop trail passes through rocky terrain and open Savannah woodland. The walk is not too demanding and easy for most active people.

Walkers have an opportunity to observe many bird species, especially early morning or late afternoon. Groups of red-chested buttonquails commonly shelter amongst spinifex. Colourful spinifex pigeons and red tailed cockatoos are birds to look out for.

The summit features views of the Cockburn Ranges, which really come to life near sunset. The trail also takes in the edge of the meteorite crater. A detailed fact sheet and map is available at Home Valley Station reception and gift shop. All trails near Home Valley Station are well marked with plenty of interpretive signage.

Home Valley Station is a 615,000 acre heritage cattle station and tourism property in the Kimberley region, in the far north east of Western Australia.  Including its two Out Stations the area exceeds 3.5 million acres.

Set against the rugged beauty of the Cockburn Range, Home Valley Station offers a range of accommodation for all travellers - from suites on the beautiful Bindoola Creek to lush campsites for those wishing to roll out a swag under the stars.


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