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Goordgeela Trail, Mt Augustus NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 5

For those wishing to get good views but finding the longer Summit Trail a bit intimidating, the Goordgeela Trail could be for you. This difficult, rough unformed trail passes through open acacia shrubland for 550m, then scrambles up a long and very steep rocky watercourse with minimal directional signage. A steep ascent takes you to a lookout with views to the north.

Trail Start

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

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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.

Denham (Shark Bay) Parks and Wildlife Office

(08) 9943 2226

Gascoyne Junction Tourist Centre

(08) 9943 0988

Other Links

  • 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

    Comprehensive information on the Golden Outback region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.

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Time / Duration

2 hours return


3km 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 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.


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

Best time of year

May to August

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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