Mt Augustus / Karijini National Park – Not to Be Missed

Mt Augustus / Karijini National Park – Not to Be Missed

When you mention travel to the biggest rock in the world, most people automatically think of Uluru, but the biggest rock is in fact, Mt Augustus, and it’s right here in Western Australia!

Mt Augustus is situated in the middle of the Gascoyne area of WA, and it rises 715 metres out of the surrounding plain. It is a magnificent sight and the 49 km drive around the rock reveals stunning rocky creeks, gorges, open plains, Aboriginal rock engravings and a whole variety of flora and fauna including white-barked river gums, mulga, gidgee, spinifex pigeons, crimson chats, mulga parrots, babblers, emus, wild turkeys, bungarras and red kangaroos.

It’s quite an underrated destination and yet when you read reviews on Trip Advisor about this place you’ll notice that anyone who has visited the Rock has nothing but glowing reports about it. Words like “beautiful red colours”, “amazing walks”, “well worth the visit”, “loved the remoteness”, “truly something I will never forget” and so on….

Aussie Redback Tours has travelled to Mt Augustus several times and we are never disappointed. The colours are stunning – red earth, bright blue sky, campfires under star-filled skies at night – and the flora and fauna in the area is so unique and beautiful. The silence and remoteness is awe-inspiring.

Aussie Redback Tours will be travelling to Mt Augustus again this year – on the Mt Augustus / Walga Rock tour from 14 to 18 August (just two seats left) and then the Mt Augustus / Karijini tour from 11 to 20 September. This tour includes the very popular Karijini National Park with its spectacular gorges, creeks and chasms. This is a spring tour, making it a great time to see wildflowers along the way and back again. With good winter rains, the scenery can be stunning with carpets of flowers in many locations. Read more about the tour here: Mt Augustus / Karijini

If you would like to join Aussie Redback Tours on either of the tours above, or if you’d like one of our brochures sent to you, please phone 1300 662 026 or email