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About Yamaji Drive Trail, Greater Geraldton
From the sandy beaches of Champion Bay, the tranquil waters of the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, to the red dirt landscapes of the lower Murchison, the Yamaji Drive Trail encompases history, art and natural beauty. The Trail can be driven in 1-2 days, depending on how long you choose to stay at each site. Accommodation options are available in Geraldton, Greenough and Mullewa.
Yamaji (or Yamatji) is the name used to collectively identify Aboriginal people from the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. The term Yamaji comes from the Wajarri language and means "man" or "human being".
There are opportunites to explore areas on walk trails including the Greenough River nature trail.
More information about the sites visited on the Yamaji Drive Trail can be found in "The Aboriginal History of Geraldton (Jambinu) and Surrounding Areas" by Stan Gratte and Dale Forsyth". This booklet is available for purchase at the Geraldton Regional Library and the Geraldton Visitor Centre.
The City of Greater Geraldton respectfully acknowledges the Wilunyu People and the Yamaji People who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the land on which we stand.
We pay respects to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Wilunyu and Yamaji People.
Be trail ready for Yamaji Drive Trail, Greater Geraldton
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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).
Hazards & WarningsSome sites outside the City area may include rough terrain.
Wheelchair access is available at some sites along this trail. Please see the trail brochure for further information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
March to November
Camping fees apply at Ellendale Pool
Air or road to Geraldton
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Ilgarijiri SculptureThis cast bronze and ceramic sculpture evolved from the interpretation of two paintings - The Emu in the Sky by M. Whitehurst and The Seven Sisters and the Hunter by B. Merritt
Bimarra SculptureRepresents the Dreaming Serpent Bimarra who guards the river and sleeps under the cliff face at Ellendale Pool.
Exploring Wildflower CountryInterpretive iron signage
Beach scene near Bluff Point MiddenPhoto by Kerry Hill
Wildflowers on the road to MullewaPhoto by Kerry Hill
Geraldton Visitor CentreHistoric Victorian building that was once a Railway Station. Enjoy interesting displays and obtain helpful information from the friendly staff. Photo by Kerry Hill.
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