Walkers bring hills alive
The sun was shining and a light breeze filled the air to make for perfect conditions for the Karratha Community Association’s annual Yaburara Heritage Trail walk at the weekend.
Now in its sixth year, about 120 people opted to make the trek across the hills behind Karratha.
The event included a photo competition this year and participants were encouraged to check out the shop at the Karratha Visitor Centre as well.
Walk founder Stuart Otto said the idea behind the walk was simply to have a signature event for the community association.
“Nobody was doing it and the trail wasn’t really well known by the community at large so we thought, ‘let’s present the hills’,” he said.
“The first busload at 8am was full. I asked, ‘how many people haven’t done the trail before?’ And over half put their hands up to say they had never done it before.”
Mr Otto said it was good to see more walk trails going up around Cossack, Roebourne and Wickham.
Karratha Community Association chairwoman Jo Pritchard said the walk was a good opportunity for members of the community to get out and see the views from the top of the hills
Ms Pritchard said recent upgrades to the Yaburara Heritage Trail track such as signage and indigenous statues had made a big difference to its popularity.
KCA member Dion Fraser with walkers Bec Smith, right, Mackenzie, 9, Wyatt, 3, Daniel, 4 and Nylah, 5.