murujuga National Park

Murujuga has the distinction of being the 100th National Park declared in Western Australia. It hosts the largest concentration of rock art in the world. Currently being assessed for World Heritage Nomination.

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Murujuga - We all come together for country

Ngajarli (formaly known as Deep Gorge) is a wonderful natural record of Aboriginal culture. Travel back in time as you leave the main road, along a 100 metre track to the car park and walk along the newly constructed board walk, suitable for wheelchairs. Follow the interpretive signs as you walk along the paved walkway surrounded by huge granite boulders and Kurrajong trees, marvel at the petroglyphs etched into the rocks, and gain an appreciation of the Yaburara Tribe's self sufficient lifestyle. 

Shell middens and grinding stones provide evidence of their diet; the granite boulders would have offered shelter from the harsh weather conditions; and the creek, now mostly dry, would have been their only water supply.

 Covering an area in excess of  5,134ha, Murujuga National Park is privately owned by the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and jointly managed with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service. With over one million recorded petroglyphs, Murujuga has the world’s largest concentration of ancient rock art. These ancient images date back more than forty thousand years. Sadly, the contemporary generations of Aboriginal people no longer incise or carve the rocks of Murujuga. As such, the rock art of Murujuga must be protected and preserved for contemporary and future generations.