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Take a two-hour Aboriginal guided rock art tour along the Yaburrara Trail near Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Yaburrara Trail is in the hills behind the town of Karratha, the trail features red rocky outcrops, vast stretches of spinifex grass and is rich in Aboriginal history, culture and art. Guided by a Traditional Owner of the region you will see and learn about the petroglyphs (rock engraving) created by the Yaburrara (Northern Ngarluma) people, over 10,000 petroglyphs have been discovered in the area with some dating back over 6,000 year. Aboriginal shell middens, stone quarries and tool making sights are also found along the trail. The tour also offers several picturesque panoramic lookouts across Karratha and the surrounding region.
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Clinton Walker is a descendant of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the coastal and inland areas of the West Pilbara region. Clinton started Ngurrangga Tours to educate and immerse people in the ways of his culture and history so that they could understand more about Pilbara Aboriginal culture and country.
This is a 2 hour tour at the Yaburrara Trail, Karratha. The trail covers rugged country with some steep climbs and descents. You will need to provide your own transport to the Yaburrara Trail.
The tour operates daily from 8.00am – 10.00am.
What to bring:
Yaburrara Heritage Trail