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Burlong Pool

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by Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer with an interest in science communication. Always looking for new experiences and discoveries!
Published September 17th 2015
Visit the summer home of the 'wargal'
Around five kilometres west of Northam you'll find Burlong Pool, a place of deep spiritual and cultural significance. For local aboriginals this special site is the summer home for the "wargal". The area was also used extensively in the past as an important recreation site for the community and as a significant railway stopping.

A few years ago the area went through an upgrade and is a lovely place to visit or re-discover. There are plenty of picnic tables and each is surrounded with native vegetation, so you picnic in peace!

Burlong Pool
Burlong Pool

As well as enjoying the natural beauty of the area, there is a range of signage to explore covering the flora, fauna and culture of the site.

If you enjoy getting active outdoors, the Doortj Koorliny track is a great option to see the everchanging Avon River around Northam. This is the culmination of years of work, which over the years has included a cultural tourism lecturer, the local Noongar community, Avon Valley Environment Society, Wheatbelt NRM and other organisations and volunteers. Burlong Pool and the Northam Visitors Centre are joined by the track, as well as other points around the river.
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Why? Beautiful and special spot
When: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Where: Burlong Pool, Northam, Western Australia
Cost: Free
Your Comment
you can continue walking right past the visitors centre to the northam cemetery which is one of WA's oldest .... best in the cooler months.
by magpi (score: 0|4) 1799 days ago
Yes! Planning to break the track up into a few sections/stories :-)
by Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg (score: 1|52) 1797 days ago
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