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About Edney’s Trail, Ooramboo, Mt Augustus NP
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
3 hours 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
Additional Useful Items• Drink water regularly – carry and drink at least 1 litre of water per person per
hour. There is no drinking water in the park.
• Avoid hiking in hot weather – the best months are May to August
• Wear a hat, loose long sleeved clothes, sturdy footwear and sunscreen – to
minimise heat stress, sunburn and injury from rugged terrain.
• Stay on the trail – by following the walk trail markers.
• Inform a reliable person of your hiking plans – when you intend to return.
• Carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) – in an emergency, it could save your life.
Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth
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.
Hazards & WarningsUndercut cliff edges; loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.
FacilitiesAccommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to August
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 ItemsNo camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease . No pets
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Edney lookoutAt the top
Edney's TrailFollowing the trail markers
Edney's TrailRiver gums
Edney's trailResting spot
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