POINTS OF INTEREST.
Kalumburu has many different attractions, with both spectacular coastal locations and many hidden secrets in close proximity to the community. Some are freely available to visitors as part of your Visitor Pass.
However some of the special historic sites, natural features and rock art are best accessed with a local guide for a fee. This can be booked and organised through the Community Resource and Visitor Centre.
Scenic Lookouts accessible by visitors.
Along the King Edward River are a number of locations where vistas can be enjoyed:
• Just south-east of the town is a short walk to the King Edward River Lookout.
Swimming is not recommended.
• Heading toward the coast, the river cuts a low gorge through the various rock bands. This offers photo & fishing opportunities. There are 4 lookouts along this road: Waneenee, King Edward Gorge, Mulindgar Gorge (Washing Machine Corner) and False Gorge (Holy Souls Rock).
• On the road to the main barge landing site at Marra Garra there is Ziggurat Rock Lookout. It provides you with some excellent views of Deep Bay and the King Edward River mouth.
Father Thomas Gil Museum at the Kalumburu Mission.
Apart from the old buildings, the Museum has become one of the major attractions for any Kalumburu visit. Created by the legendary Father Anscar McPhee, one of the last Benedictine monks, is an extensive collection of local history, artefacts, relics and objects drawn from world wide sources. Showcased with dignity, are the achievements of the local Kalumburu culture alongside world wide examples. Housed in a fine stone building, it is open for regular guided tours during the tourist season. To book tickets contact the Mission Office: Ph 08 9161 4333.
Inside our Church
Local Water Hole