Corella Trail, Goolinee (Cattle Pool), Mt Augustus NP Corella Trail, Goolinee (Cattle Pool), Mt Augustus NP
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About Corella Trail, Goolinee (Cattle Pool), Mt Augustus NP
Cattle Pool, as the name suggests, is a large waterhole where livestock have historically quenched their thirst. It is a permanent watersource in the bed of the usually dry Lyons River. After good rains, the pool fills up and provides a stunning site.
Of particular interest are the river gums that line the banks, and some are quite massive. When breezes are light, the reflections are a photographers delight. Quiet nature lovers will often observe plenty of wildlife including waterbirds, corellas and schools of large fish milling near the surface. It is not uncommon to see big goannas also known as bungarras.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
500 metres return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Cattle Pool car park, west of Mt Augustus, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth, 350km Meekatharra
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.
Hazards & Warnings
Weeds and submerged hazards for swimmers.
Loose rocks and unstable surfaces.
Extreme heat that can exceed 40 degrees in summer.
For your safety it is recommended that you read the safety information provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
FacilitiesAccommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to August
4WD, Mainly unsealed roads. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling. Carry ample fuel, water and supplies to cope with all possible occurrences - see Group D list.
Prohibited ItemsNo camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets.
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