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The Pound

A natural basin used by drovers from the early 1900’s for holding cattle.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Rock Formations,Walking & Hiking Trails
  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Description

From the holding area of The Pound, cattle were moved to Meekatharra. Droving to Meekatharra would take 10-12 days.

A variety of rock types can be found here. Large isolated boulders of quartz and quartzite are common in the dominant sandstone of Mount Augustus. Igneous and metamorphic rocks have been exposed where the overlying cover of sandstone and conglomerate has been eroded.

Saddle Trail

The saddle area has views back into The Pound and over the Lyons River valley to the north.

Distance: 1km return Time: Allow 20 minutes to 1 hour Difficulty: Class 3

For more information visit TrailsWA.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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Mundee
Gum Grove - Warrarla
Goordgeela
Goolinee - Cattle Pool
Flintstone - Beedoboondu
Edneys - Ooramboo

Location

  • Address: ,East Lyons River,WA,
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