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Walk to the summit of Mt Augustus: Mt Augustus National Park – 430km East of Carnarvon, WA

AT MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE OF ULURU,

MOUNT AUGUSTUS

IS AN ABSOLUTE COLOSSUS AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPOSING INSELBERGS IN THE COUNTRY.

At more than twice the size of Uluru, Mount Augustus is an absolute colossus and one of the most imposing inselbergs in the country. At more than 700m above the surrounding plain and 1100m above sea level, the walk to the summit isn’t for the faint hearted – you’ll need to be fit and carry plenty of water! For something a little less strenuous, there’s multitude of easy access walks and trails around the nearly 50km base which offer a variety of difficulty levels. Ancient aboriginal petroglyphs and rock art abound throughout and offer a tiny window into the lives of the Wajarri people who once roamed the area. There’s also plenty of flora and fauna to be seen in some of the hidden gorges and water holes and, if you’re keen, a spectacular reward at the top with views that seem to go on forever above the desert plains below. For more information, check out parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/mt-augustus

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