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Cockburn Lookout, Home Valley Station, Kimberley

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

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. 

The Cockburn trail markers are clear an easy to follow
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Trail head, Home Valley Station, 120km west of Kununurra, 3200km north of Perth

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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.

Home Valley Station

(08) 9161 4322

Kununurra Visitor Centre

(08) 9168 1177

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Time / Duration

Less than an hour

Length

1.8km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Trail head, Home Valley Station, 120km west of Kununurra, 3200km north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Facilities

A 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.
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • 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

Trail Access

Air, 2WD or bus to Kununurra. then 120km 4WD to the Station. See Group D items on Trail Tips page.

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