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Corella Trail, Goolinee (Cattle Pool), Mt Augustus NP

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

The Corella Trail follows the south bank of Cattle Pool has some steps and slippery surfaces. Look and listen for Corellas and other birds in their natural habitat. Please respect important Wajarri Aboriginal cultural sites and remain on the designated trail.

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Cattle Pool car park, west of Mt Augustus, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth, 350km Meekatharra

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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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    Mount Augustus Tourist Park is a friendly caravan park with unit accommodation and camping grounds, with hot showers, laundry and a BBQ campers' kitchen for self catering.

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Time / Duration

20 minutes


500m return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Cattle Pool car park, west of Mt Augustus, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth, 350km Meekatharra

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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.

Hazards & Warnings

Weeds and submerged hazards for swimmers. Loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat that can exceed 40 degrees in summer.


Accommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
  • Car Park

Best time of year

May to August


Trail Access

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 Items

No camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets.
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