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About Goordgeela Trail, Mt Augustus NP
While this is a short trail, once you leave the flatter stony creekbed section, the steeper climbing up the rocky outcrop still requires a high level of fitness. At the trail end, you come across a flat section on the flank of the rocky outcrop with fine views across the plains.
In the foreground, you notice a line of rivergums flanking the Lyons River and Cattle Pool. The Godfrey Range breaks the horizon to the north. You may linger for a while, so allow up to two hours for this trail. Only for very fit and experienced bushwalkers.
Be trail ready for Goordgeela Trail, Mt Augustus NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
2 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 & Warnings
Undercut cliff edges.
Loose rocks and unstable surfaces.
Extreme heat that can exceed 40 degrees in summer.
For your safety it is recommended that you read the safety information provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
FacilitiesAccommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to August
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.
No camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets
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