Starting from the dirt car park in Mount Augustus National Park, this walk takes you on a stroll to Edney's Spring and back. The walk is culturally prominent as it allows visitors to see Aboriginal engravings (petroglyphs) along an escarpment. The trail is flat and sandy, but there can be certain uneven sections. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wajarri people, 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.
Car (You will need a 4WD vehicle to reach the car park.)
From Great Northern Highway, 95, Peak Hill.
Turn on to Ashburton Downs - Meekatharra Road then drive for 152.2 km
Turn left onto Woodlands - Mount Augustus and drive for another 175.5 km
Turn right onto Landor-Mt Augustus Road and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn sharp left onto Mount Augusta Road and drive for another 8.5 km
Turn right and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A short side trip to Aboriginal engravings (petroglyphs) along an escarpment. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 145 m turn left.
Continue another 130 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 275 m to get back to the start.
A short side trip to Aboriginal engravings (petroglyphs) along an escarpment.
Directions & comments
Continue another 10 m to find Ooramboo at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 10 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
10 min to 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)