Yaburara Heritage Trail


The Yaburara Heritage Trail, is a recreational walking trail in the Karratha Hills, that highlights the districts geology, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Yaburara comes from the name of the Aboriginal tribal people who onced lived on the Burrup Peninsula, and were massacred along the sea, only 29 years after the first colonial arrivers. The massacres is now known as the Flying Foam Massacre.

The trail provides panoramic views of Karratha, spinifex covered hills and features a number of significant indigenous sites, including rock engravings. It commences from the water tanks located above the Karratha Visitor Centre and ends at the Karratha Leisureplex, on the Dampier Highway. There are a number of lookouts that provide fantastic views over the local area. There are also two short branch trails and three longer branch trails (a secondary Aboriginal trail around the base of the hills), a recreational trail following the ridge top and a nature trail along two major valleys.

This trail is recommended for reasonably fit and able bodied persons as involves some rugged country including steep climbs. It is essential that you take plenty of water (NO water is supplied along the trail) and wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.  If your wishing to attempt the walk during the day please be aware of the extreme temperatures and be cautious of the sun and the heat. Please carry your littler out with you as there are no bins along the trail.

Note: The trail does not return to the starting point, trail users are advised to arrange transportation at the end of the trail. Please also keep an eye out for wildlife on the trail and be cautious if you come across snakes, goanna’s etc. Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act it is an offence to damage, alter or remove any objects from Aboriginal sites. Please allow 2 – 3 hours to enjoy the full trail at a leisurely pace.

Please visit us in store to get a hard copy of the trail or you can download a copy here

yaburara heritage trail sign 1

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