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Cossack Heritage Walk Trail

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  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Mountain Bike Easy

Cossack is a historic ghost town located 1,566km north of Perth. The fully restored remnants of this early settlement are some of the oldest buildings in northern Western Australia and are positioned on the waters of the Butcher Inlet. The trail guides visitor to key significant visitors spread over a distance of 5km.

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Cossack Wharf. Cossack is 1,566km NW of Perth. It is near the town of Wickham approximately 50km from Karratha

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Galbraith Store

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Cossack is near the  town of Wickham approximately 50km out of Karratha.

The trail has been divided into a walking trail and a driving trail. There is alot to explore for historians, naturalists, archaeologists, local residents and visitors.

There are unprotected wells, areas of broken galss and privately owned land, so it is recommended that people so not stray from clearly marked paths. Also careful consideration is to be given to attempting this walk in hot weather.

Karratha Visitor Centre

(08) 9186 8055

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3 to 5km depending on route

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

Trail Start

Cossack Wharf. Cossack is 1,566km NW of Perth. It is near the town of Wickham approximately 50km from Karratha

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Trail End

Galbraith Store

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Mountain Bike


Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.

Hazards & Warnings

Pilabra is very hot in summer, there are no designated watering stations or shade.


Many facilities such as accommodation and café are seasonal (i.e. June- September).
  • Cafe
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year


Trail Access

Road 2WD

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