The Warlu Way

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The Warlu Way follows the path of the Warlu, or Dreamtime sea serpent, as it traverses North West Australia and the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia – ancient and sacred landscapes rich in natural beauty and enchanting Aboriginal stories. Your journey takes you back in time to the mystical Dreaming era when the Warlu emerged from the sea and traveled through the pulsing red heart of the outback, forming magnificent waterways as he moved.

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The Warlu Way Trail

The way of the Warlu, traverses an ancient and sacred land rich in natural beauty and enchanting Aboriginal art & culture. It sends you back in time to a mystical era when a mighty Warlu emerged from the sea and travelled through the region when the earth was soft, forming the pulsing red heart of Western Australia and making the waterways as he moved. 

The Warlu Way reveals the mysteries of the Warlu and other Aboriginal legends by taking you on self drive journey from the Gascoyne region through Western Australia's spectacular Pilbara region and on into the Kimberley.

Choose to explore the Warlu Way in its entirety or do it in sections by following the four interconnecting routes - Coastal, Inland, Manuwarra Red Dog Highway and the East Pilbara Geoheritage routes.

The Warlu Way is an insight into the strong connection between indigenous people and this ancient land.

As you travel along the Warlu Way please be responsible and respectful of the local country and culture and leave no trace.

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Plan Your Trip - download the Warlu Way Mobile Phone App

Travelling the Warlu Way is an experience of a lifetime. The best way to enjoy this amazing feature is by motor vehicle and will allow you to take your time to get the most out of it. It is important to know where you will be travelling and to make sure someone knows where you are and where you should be, especially if going off-road.  With the help of shires and local authorities, we have provided some useful information to keep you safe in your journey.

Each of the headings below will open a new page for your information and guidance.


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