About this park
Chomp on your sandwiches amid an impressive natural backdrop. The large granite outcrop surrounded by regrowth woodland is quite a picture.
While you’re here you’ll find yourself stepping back in time. The rusted relics strewn around the rock tell intriguing stories of the Goldfields pioneering past. Notice the catchment wall and dam on the edge of the rock. They’re reminders of the area’s vibrant history during the 1920s and 1930s. These were built to collect water for the steam trains that hauled timber and firewood along bush railways to the mines, boilers and powerhouses in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Thankfully, the woodlands have since regrown. They’re now important for their diversity of plants and animals. After the woodcutting ended and the rail lines were dismantled, the water catchment at Burra Rock attracted other pioneers. Check out the picnic area. It has a collection of abandoned machinery and rusted relics from a small farming venture at Burra Rock in the 1960s. Fascinating!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- Help preserve and care for fragile plants, animals and historic features of Burra Rock. Please don’t drive off the tracks or on the rock.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Burra Rock Conservation Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Burra Rock Conservation Park.