Mt Augustus and Walga Rock—the Largest Rocks in Australia! (5 days)
2020 Departure Dates (departing Sundays): March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26
$980 per person*
Mount Augustus, for all its isolation, is one of the true wonders of Australia and the largest rock on the planet. The local Wajarri Aboriginal people called the mountain “Burringurrah”. Walga Rock is a huge monolith, where you can see the largest gallery of Aboriginal rock paintings in Western Australia.
We drive through the picturesque Swan Valley to Bindoon for a break, then on to Dalwallinu and Wubin along the Great Northern Highway to historic Paynes Find and Mount Magnet – these mine sites are massive! We arrive at Cue in the late afternoon, learning about the history of the towns as we go. (Dinner provided)
Cue is a well-restored historic Murchison town and we have a look at some of its building before we continue to Meekatharra. We leave the bitumen and travel the dirt road to Mount Gould police station, built in the late 1800’s, then continue on to Landor Station Racetrack, famous for its bush race meetings. Further up the road we see Mt Augustus in the distance – quite at sight! Mount Augustus Station is our home for two nights. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)
An early start this morning. If you wish to climb the rock, it is a 6-hour return walk to the top and you can actually get a mobile signal from up there!!
For non-walkers, we tour around the rock and visit Edney Springs and Flintstone Rock, seeing aboriginal rock art as we go. Later we visit Cattle Pool with its beautiful river gum trees, on the nearby Lyons River. This is a beautiful spot and it’s your chance for a swim and a relax in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy a beautiful Australian bush sunset at Emu Lookout. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)
Turning south, we cross the Murchison River and continue to the ruins of Big Bell and then Walga Rock, a monolith which is 5 km around the base and 1.5 km long, the second largest in Australia and yes, it is an easy walk to the top and worth the effort. It also has an extensive aboriginal gallery, which we visit. We have a bush BBQ and return to Cue in the late afternoon. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)
Today we head to the world known Pinnacles, where you will have time to wander through these amazing structures and visit the visitors centre. Later in the day we return you to Perth. (Breakfast provided)
Pick-ups in Perth city
Four nights twin/triple-share accommodation (upgrade to private room on request)
Meals as per itinerary
Comfortable air-conditioned transport
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