City of Karratha

Roebourne Heritage Trail

Gazetted in 1866, Roebourne was the first town in the North West of Western Australia. The Ngarluma people are the traditional owners of this land and call this place Yirramagardu.

The Roebourne Heritage Trail is a self-guided 5km walk or drive (with an extended option of 8km to visit three outer-town sites) capturing the most significant historical sites in Roebourne. The route is signposted with large interpretive signage detailing the importance and history of each building or site.

This trail takes you on a journey to discover the history behind eighteen of the oldest and most significant buildings and sites in Roebourne. The trails also provides an insight to how life was for the early settlers and Aboriginal people all those years ago.

Download a copy of the Roebourne Heritage Trail Map

See the below links for more trails in Roebourne, Karratha and surrounding towns.

Cossack Heritage Trail

Yaburara Heritage Trail

Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail


Contact the Roebourne Visitors Centre to discover more Roebourne attractions.

Roebourne Visitors Centre

Old Gaol, Queen Street, Roebourne WA
PO Box 248
Roebourne WA 6718

Phone: +61 8 9182 1060
Fax:+61 8 9182 1257


This project was partially funded by the Pilbara Development Commission Community Chest Fund