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About Kotka Gorge Trail, Warrarla, Mt Augustus NP
This trail commences at the end of Gum Grove Trail. The walk starts along a dry rocky creek bed. It then leaves the creekline and climbs upwards. There is a variety of rugged terrain and plenty of birds to see along the way. Then you hit the main opening of Kotka Gorge where the trail ends. Go beyond that point and you enter the gorge, which is not recommended as it is prone to rock falls.
It will possibly take up to two hours to complete this walk due to the rocky, steep in parts, terrain. It is vital to take plenty of drinking water, even in cooler winter months.
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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.
End of Kotka Gorge Road opposite Mount Augustus Outback Tourist Park
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 & WarningsRock fall danger beyond end of trail. Undercut cliff edges; Loose rocks and unstable surfaces. Extreme heat that 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
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 ItemsNo camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease . No pets
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