Yaburara Heritage Trail
The Yaburara Heritage Trail is an insightful self-guided walking discovery of the traditional inhabitants of the area, the Yaburara Aboriginal People.
The trail traces the culture and lifestyle of the Yaburara people, the impact of white settlement since the 1860s and the spectacular effects of the resources boom from the early 1960s.
Some examples of Aboriginal rock art can be seen along the trails, and there are also good views across the town and Nickol Bay from the lookout points.
The Yaburara Heritage Trail may be undertaken as one point-to-point trail, but there are also shorter loop trails and branch trails allowing for shorter walks which return to the original departure point. Much of the trail is rough trackway with some steep ascents and descents on the point-to-point trail, and there is no shade along the trail.
The trail commences from the water tanks overlooking the town centre and access is via the information bay on Karratha Road, next to the Karratha Visitor Centre, from the back of Karratha Leisureplex off Dampier Road, or from the trail parking area on Dampier Road. Information signage along the trail offers insight on the important Aboriginal heritage sites along the trail as well as local flora and fauna.
Pick up a trail map at Karratha Visitor Centre.