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Adventuring Murrujuga National Park

Episode: 8
Title: Adventuring Murrujuga National Park
Broadcast: September 17th
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

If you ever find yourself in Karratha, be sure to visit what Trevor believes is our state’s greatest treasure: the spectacular Murrujuga National Park.

  • Just minutes from Karratha, this slice of history lies on the edge of the absolutely stunning Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago.
  • Murrujuga was declared Western Australia’s 100th national park back in January of 2013
  • One of the things unique about the park is the ancient aboriginal rock art, that really gives you a strong sense of time and history.
  • When you visit the park, a ranger will give you a cultural induction, where you will learn a bit about the country.
  • The first thing you’ll notice during your visit here, are the cracked rock hills everywhere you look. One would think that these are due to mining, but they are actually completely natural. When you look closely, you start to see the intricate rock carvings
  • It is estimated that there are over 1 million petroglyphs here, each depicting the various wildlife that used to be abundant in the area – including megafauna that is now extinct.
  • Murrujuga National Park really is a gem in our State’s tourism scene, so be sure to check it out: you won’t regret it.

Karratha Visitor Centre
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