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Yamaji Drive Trail, Greater Geraldton Yamaji Drive Trail, Greater Geraldton

  • Multiple day
  • 195 km

The 195 kilometre Yamaji Drive Trail takes you to 14 sites of significance to local Aboriginal people living in the Geraldton, Greenough and Mullewa areas.  Natural landscapes, historic places, legends and local people are celebrated along the way.

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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.

Geraldton Visitor Centre

(08) 9956 6670

Other Links

  • Yamaji Art

    Yamaji Art is a 100% Aboriginal owned & operated art centre in Mid West, Western Australia. Yamaji Art provides professional services to support and develop Aboriginal artists living in the Lower Murchison region of Yamaji Country with a focus on sustaining cultural maintenance and arts practice while creating economic benefit

  • Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation

    Bundiyarra is an umbrella group and resource agency of community minded Yamaji’s making a strong contribution to our community by recognising our history and cultural ties within our community, empowering our community abd being a regional community meeting place.

  • Geraldton Regional Library

    For more information about the sites on this trail contact Heritage Services at the Geraldton Regional Library.

  • Yamaji Oral History Stories

    A short collection of slides and narration by local Yamaji's, Charmaine Green, Graham Taylor and Joan Gray.

  • Yamaji Drive Trail brochure

    Downloadalbe PDF of trail.

  • Australia’s Coral Coast

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

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Time / Duration

Multi-day experience



What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The Esplanade, Geraldton

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Trail End

Butterabby (south of Mullewa)

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Hazards & Warnings

Some 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
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • 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

Trail Access

Air or road to Geraldton

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