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Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail, Roebourne

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Ngurin (Harding River) and all of the vegetation surrounding it holds great significance to the Ngarluma people, the traditional owners of this land.  This two kilometre loop walk features interpretive signage depicting bush tucker, bush medicines and other artefacts used by Aboriginal people in their traditional way of life, with some still being used today.

Similar to the old family favourite, Vick's Vapour Rub.
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Jubilee Park, Roebourne is 1500km North of Perth and 40km North of Karratha on the North West Coastal Highway

Prepared and used to heal skin problems. Liquid sipped to alleviate a cold or sore throat.

Bush medicine. The leaves and branches are covered with sticky oil glands that smell like Vicks Vapour Rub. Used to alleviate congestion and aching joints.

The large, white, pea flower is eaten as a bush vegetable and is referred to as 'bush cabbage'.

The sweet, paw-paw like fruit is a favourite of the Nglaruma people. The small black seeds are bitter and these are not eaten.
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Enjoy this walk from the townsite which provides valuable information and learnings from Ngarluma Elders, David Walker, Pansy Hicks and Violet Samson

The walk starts at Roe Street in the Roebourne townsite.  Wear appropriate shoes as there is some rough terrain with loose rocks.

Roebourne Visitor Centre

(08) 9144 4600

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Time / Duration

Around 45 minutes


2km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Jubilee Park, Roebourne is 1500km North of Perth and 40km North of Karratha on the North West Coastal Highway

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Trail End

Jubilee Park

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

Much of the Ngurin Bush Tucker is rough terrain with loose rocks and could be potentially hazardous to trail users. Persons using this trail do so at their own risk.


  • Cafe
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop

Best time of year

June to October

Trail Access


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