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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.
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.