Western Australia’s nature, culture and history are alive in this immense 560,672-hectare park. It features banded ironstone ridges, permanent water holes, Aboriginal heritage and authentic outback camping opportunities.
The long connection of Aboriginal people to this land began well before the arrival of pastoralists and miners in the mid-1870s. The newcomers introduced animals and plants that in less than 200 years dramatically changed the landscape. Now the six former pastoral stations comprising Karara Rangeland Park are conservation areas .
Karara Rangeland Park and surrounds are renowned for wildflowers between July and September. Wildflowers carpet the land after good winter rainfall, but there is also a diversity of flowers during the drier months.
The many sites of historical interest include the ruins of Damperwah State Farm; cemeteries at Rothsay and Fields Find, John Forrest Lookout and Warriedar’s historic buildings.
Camel Soak is a waterhole on a granite outcrop currently used by wildlife and visitors. It was a water source for camels and workers when building the Rabbit-Proof Fence and was important to Aboriginal people long before then.
The park is mostly two-wheel-drive accessible but also has a number of four-wheel-drive tracks.