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Edney’s Trail, Ooramboo, Mt Augustus NP

  • Half day
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 5

Edney’s Trail involves lengthy rocky sections of rough unformed trail, very steep slopes and rock scrambling to reach Edney’s Lookout. This trail is suitable for those seeking impressive panoramic views without tackling the much longer, extreme Summit Trail.

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This trail should not be attempted from September to April due to extreme heat.  For your safety it is recommended that you read the safety information provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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For a less strenuous challenge to the Summit Trail, many hikers get their lookout fix on this one. Not that you should underestimate this trail too much. If you are prone to taking frequent rest stops masquerading as photo stops, you could take up to 5 hours to bag this trail.

Edney's Trail takes you to Edney's Lookout where expansive views make it well worth the effort. In reality, this walk trail is really an extension of the  Ooramboo Trail. This difficult trail is for very expereinced bushwalkers with a high level of fitness.

Gascoyne Junction Tourist Centre

(08) 9943 0988

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  • Explore Parks

    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

  • Mt Augustus Tourist Park

    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.

  • Australia’s Golden Outback

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Time / Duration

3 hours return


5km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 5

Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

Difficulty Notes

Rock scrambling required

Hazards & Warnings

Undercut cliff edges; loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.


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

Best time of year

May to August


Trail Access

Mainly unsealed roads, 4WD. 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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