Starting from the car park at the end of Hidden Valley Road, Kununurra, this return walk takes you on a stroll through a savanna woodland in Mirima National Park. This colourful walk is completed with beautiful displays of rock formations and colours scattered throughout the woodland. The area also hosts a number of wild animals such as rock wallabies and wallaroos. Interpretive signs along the way inform visitors about the Aboriginal History of Miriuwung People and the park. Additionally, the journey can be completed as a one-way walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Miriuwung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Barringtonia Avenue and drive for another 275 m
Turn left onto Hidden Valley Road and drive for another 1.6 km
Turn left onto Hidden Valley Road and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Hidden Valley Road (about 70 metres south of the road's end), pass through the bollard and head towards the slanted "Walking in Mirima" sign along the dirt path as you move perpendicularly away from the road. Before reaching the said sign, turn left and head along the subtly formed dirt track. Follow the said track as you align with the road (to your left) to continue along the Gerliwany-gerring Banan Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 10 m pass the shelter (6 m on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (30 m on your right).
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Hidden Valley Road.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 80 m veer right.
After another 910 m turn left.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to a cemetery.
About 30 m past the end is a car park.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Gerliwany-gerring Banan Track
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)