Murujuga Rock Art & Cultural Experience
Tours start at 9.00 am in the car park of Ngajarli (previously known as Deep Gorge)
in the Murujuga National Park.
You will have to drive yourself to the national park. Allow 30 minutes from Karratha.
We will be walking through the park to access the significant rock art and you will take part in a Welcome to Country with a traditional calling out to the ancestors.
Your guide will explain the uses of the local plants, bush tucker and bush medicine and how the animals and plants play a large part in daily life. See and feel the different rock tools used. Hear the creation stories and how the rock carvings were made and stories describing their significance.
The tour will go for 1.5hours with walking outside on uneven rocky ground, so be sure to wear suitable shoes, a hat, suncream and bring some water.
There is plenty of time to ask questions and learn more about the culture and history of the rock art and aboriginal heritage throughout the tour.
The tour will conclude back at the car park at 10.30am.
About our guides
The Traditional Owner groups of the Burrup Peninsula and surrounding areas are pleased to showcase their culture and extensive Rock Art petroglyphs. Traditional custodian guides will give you the opportunity to experience not just the ancient rock carvings but also their stories and explain how they lived in harmony with the land through their bush tucker and medicine interpretation.
Your tour guides will ensure that your Murujuga Rock Art and Cultural Experience will provide you with accurate and culturally appropriate information, developed under the guidance of the Circle of Elders. The guides will also explain the Galharra, their kinship system, how it not only governs their family relationships but gives them a connection to the country.
This 90-minute tour will provide an insight into an ancient culture and greatly enhance your Murujuga National Park Experience. With the World Heritage nomination process underway, this site is not just of national but international significance. The guidance and knowledge of the Custodians will ensure that you really appreciate the Ngajarli
Petroglyphs and understand their connection to culture.
Murujuga National Park covers an area of 4,913ha and is located on the Burrup Peninsula near Dampier. The area is considered to host the largest concentration of ancient rock art in the world, possibly dating back more than 30,000 years. The word Murujuga in local Aboriginal language is thought to mean ‘hipbone sticking out’, referring to the peninsula’s alignment on the Pilbara coast.
The Murujuga National Park is the 100th park in WA. It is here you find the famed petroglyphs or ancient rock art of cultural significance to the people of Murujuga and experts alike. It commands the attention of researchers and archaeologists.
Tours take place on Thursday's and Friday's
starting at 9.00am
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $109
Tour Duration - 1.5hours
Meet at the carpark at Deep Gorge in the Murujuga National Park.
Entrance to National Park is on the Hearsons Cove Road, Burrup Peninsula.