About this park
Calling all self-sufficient campers! Are you seeking an authentic outback experience?
Karara Rangeland Park is made up of six former pastoral stations. This is red earth country, a big slice of Aussie outback and home to lots of wildlife with many natural attractions to explore. John Forrest Lookout is a good place to see banded ironstone rock formations.
This area is steeped in Aboriginal and European history. Discover the ruins of Damperwah State Farm and Warriedar’s historic buildings. Camel Soak is a waterhole in a granite outcrop that was a water source for camels and workers when building the rabbit proof fence. Long before that, it was an important place for Aboriginal people.
Karara Rangeland is renowned for its wildflowers. Between July and September colourful blooms carpet the land. A magical contrast against the red earth.
If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle you can follow four-wheel drive tracks along old pastoral station fence lines linking former windmills and stockyards. Check out the views from Breakaway Loop over Burrilgabby Lake and camp at the Kadji Kadji and Damperwah camp zones.
This is the outback folks, the park is remote and hot in summer months. The best time to visit is between April and October. There are places to camp but no drinking water or supplies and no facilities. You’ll need to bring everything you need. Smartphone junkies prepare to go cold turkey. Mobile phone coverage varies from poor to non-existent! Carrying a personal location beacon (PLB) is recommended.
Karara Rangeland Park offers a true taste of the outback. So, when are you planning your off-grid adventure?
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Karara Rangeland Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Badimia and Yamitji Nation people as the traditional owners of Karara Rangeland Park.