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About Cockburn Lookout, Home Valley Station, Kimberley
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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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Less than an hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Trail head, Home Valley Station, 120km west of Kununurra, 3200km north of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
FacilitiesA detailed fact sheet and map is available at Home Valley Station reception and gift shop.
A range of accommodation options are available from luxury to camping under the stars.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
Air, 2WD or bus to Kununurra. then 120km 4WD to the Station. See Group D items on Trail Tips page.
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Cockburn Lookout trail and trail markersThe Cockburn trail markers are clear an easy to follow
The TrailheadThe trail head shelter at Home Valley
Trail checkinSign in and out on the trail registry
Edge of Meteorite craterThe edge of the meteorite crater
Local dragonThe dragon lizard was basking in the sun on a cool morning
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