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About Roebourne Heritage Trail
Established in 1866 and named after the first Western Australian surveyor, General John Septimus Roe, Roebourne is the oldest town between Geraldton and Darwin. Once the administrative centre of the North West, its restored heritage stone buildings speak to its earlier prosperity and include some designed by renowned Public Works Department Architect George Temple Poole. Of note is the octagonal shape gaol, which now houses the visitor centre and historical museum.
This trail takes you on a journey to discover the history behind eighteen of the oldest and most significant buildings and sites in Roebourne and provides an insight to how life was for the early settlers and Aboriginal people all those years ago.
The route features large interpretive signs detailing the importance and history of each site. Multiple sites along this trail are very significant to Aboriginal people; the heritage sites are of great interest to non-Aboriginal people and are protected by law. We trust that giving people a better understanding will engender greater respect for Aboriginal culture.
Be trail ready for Roebourne Heritage Trail
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Time varies depending if you walk or drive from site to site
5km or 8km drive option
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsSturdy but comfortable footwear essential. Take adequate water. Take precautions against sunburn and heat stress.
FacilitiesSome of Roebourne's facilities are open seasonally, therefore it is best to consult with the Karratha Visitor Centre prior to undertaking this walk..
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
June to September
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