Starting from the Cattle Pool car park in Mount Augustus National Park, this walk takes you on a stroll along the Lyons River. This is a picturesque walk for the visitors as the Cattle pool fills up after heavy rain, providing beautiful views with reflections. Additionally, the area hosts a variety of wildlife, including waterbirds, corellas, goannas and schools of large fish milling near the surface. Swimming is not recommended in the river; the rocks can be unstable and slippery. Keep in mind that the area can get really hot, and you can get dehydrated easily. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.