Mount Augustus Tourist Park

One of the most spectacular solitary peaks in the world, it rises 717 metres above a stony, red sandplain of arid shrubland - dominated by wattles, cassias and eremphilas - and is clearly visible from the air for more than 160 kilometres.

The rock itself, which culminates in a small peak on a plateau, is about eight kilometres long and covers an area of 4,795 hectares. About twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) it is the biggest 'rock' in the world.

Around the sandstone and quartz massif, a 49 km drive provides access to rocky creek gorges, Aboriginal rock engravings (petroglyphs) and a variety of wildlife on the rocks, plains and water courses.

Drainage lines from the rocks seep beneath the surrounding sands to feed groves of white-barked river gums. Elsewhere mulga, myall, gidgee and other wattles are dispersed across the red sandplain. Here honeyeaters, babblers and galahs forage for food. Nearby emus seek fruits, and bustards snatch insects and small reptiles from the ground. Bungarras (goannas) and red kangaroos are common on the plain, while euros and birds of prey are found closer to the rock.

At Cattle Pool on the Lyons River, a tributary of the Gascoyne, permanent pools attract waterbirds such as black cormorants, swans and ducks. In the trees are corellas and blue-winged kookaburras.

Getting Here

Situated between Great Northern and North West Coastal Highways, the drive to Mount Augustus is mainly on unsealed roads.

From the south east, from Meekatharra go west 218 km to Landor, 55 km to Burringurrah and 42 km to the Mount Augustus Tourist Park where fuel, water, accommodation and camping sites are available.

From the north go east from the Great Northern Highway 25 km south of Kumarina Road house and you will travel 243 km all on unsealed road to the Mt Augustus Tourist Park.

From the west, turn off the North West Coastal highway at Carnarvon, travel 173 km east to Gascoyne Junction on some sealed and some unsealed road, about half and half. There are two roads you can take from Gascoyne Junction, one via the Kennedy Range National Park and the other further east and then north. Both ways you will encounter the Cobra Bangemall Inn at Cobra Station where comfortable station stay accommodation is available. Check at Gascoyne Junction Shire office which of the two roads are in the best condition for travel.

Coaching Companies to Mt Augustus Tourist Park

Casey Tours offers two tours to Mt Augustus with both tours departing from Perth. You can choose from a 5 day tour which includes a visit to Walga Rock, a Sunset BBQ, 2 Nights at Mt Augustus and Accommodation. If you opt for the 8 day package, not only will you visit Mt Augustus but you will also get the change to view the Ningaloo reef on a glass bottom boat cruise, visit the famous Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum and become an astronaut for the day, visit the Kalbarri Sky Walk and much more!

Information on the Five Day Tour

Information on the Eight Day Tour 

Important Information  

Mount Augustus is a National Park run by the Department of Parks & Wildlife. Entry into Mount Augustus National Park is free. No dogs or other pets are allowed in the park.

During the hotter months (September to April) there are risks of dehydration. Temperatures often exceed 40°C. Ensure you plan your Visit with help from the Department of Parks & Wild Life before you set forth on your journey to Mt Augustus. 

This is a remote destination, and you will be required to travel on unsealed roads.  Weather events may impact road conditions.
Please check the road safety reports and ensure your vehicle is adequately equipped prior to commencing your journey.

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