Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) delivers Rock Art Tours and Cultural Awareness Training on Murujuga. MAC and Murujuga National Park are located on the Burrup Peninsula, a 25-minute drive from Karratha.
MAC was incorporated in 2006 as the approved corporate body to administer the contractual obligations of the Burrup Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement (BMIEA).
MAC is made up of members from five traditional Aboriginal peoples: the Ngarluma, the Mardudhunera, the Yaburara, the Yindjibarndi, and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo.
The word Murujuga means ‘hipbone sticking out’ in the Ngarluma language. The name refers to the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier Archipelago and surrounding sea country.
With an estimated one to two million images, Murujuga is home to one of the largest, densest and most diverse collections of rock art engravings, also called petroglyphs, in the world.
Murujuga is the only place on Earth where the story of the people and their changing environment has been continuously recorded through art for more than 50,000 years.
You can see many of these petroglyphs, and learn their meanings, at Nganjarli (previously known as Deep Gorge), in Murujuga National Park.
From Karratha, take the Dampier Highway and turn right onto Burrup Road. After 6km, turn right onto Hearson Cove Road, then travel a further 2km before taking a second righthand turn when you see the sign for Nganjarli. Be sure to bring a hat, drinking water and wear covered shoes.
Murujuga National Park is jointly managed by MAC and the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).