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Flintstone Rock, Beedoboondu, Mt Augustus NP

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

Flintstone Rock in an Aboriginal art site that takes only about 30 minutes to explore including stops. The 650 metre return hike follows along a water-smoothed rocky creekbed.

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Mt Augustus Summit Trail Car Park off Mount Augustus Road, 430 km from Carnarvon via Gascoyne Junction (1100km north of Perth)

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This short walk follows the much more demanding Gully Trail along a water smoothed rocky creekbed. Be aware of loose rocks and slippery surfaces. Some rock hopping is required. The colours in the rock are beautiful. Along side are walls of rock and river gums near the start. Flintstone Rock is a massive slab that found its way across a dry creekbed that becomes a torrent after heavy rain. Now comes a bit of flexibilty as you crawl under Flintstone Rock and look up. At first in the dull light it seems like there isn't a lot there. The idea is to lay on your back for a few minutes and gaze upwards. Aboriginal engravings will become increasingly visible. Its also a nice shady spot out of the hot sun.

It is worth exploring the area. You may even come across a mass of animal bones in a shallow cave, the result of dingo hunting activites.

Avoid touching the engravings. Oil from your hands will damage them.

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.

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Time / Duration

30 minutes

Length

650 metres return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Mt Augustus Summit Trail Car Park off Mount Augustus Road, 430 km from Carnarvon via Gascoyne Junction (1100km north of Perth)

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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.

Difficulty Notes

Some rock hopping required

Hazards & Warnings

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

Facilities

Accommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

May and August

Fees

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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