Wanna Munna - WA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -23.109711 119.128548
DMS: 23º 06' 34.96" S 119º 07' 42.77" E
UTM: 50 K 7442745mN 717995mE
Altitude: 669.83m
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Western Australia 6753
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Web: https://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Attraction/Wanna_Munna/56b2670cd5f

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Wanna Munna is located 72km west of Newman and only 2km off the road to the north. A 4WD or at least AWD is required for access. There is a lovely spot for a lunch break or overnight camp at the bottom of a small washout right on the creek line (no water July 2019) however there is only space for 1 or maybe 2 vehicles and campers with a tight turnaround to get back up the little hill that is currently very washed out - 4WD might be required to pull up your camper trailer if it is heavy so there is a second flat spot just the top above this area if you prefer not to venture that far.

This is an aboriginal art site featuring a staggering array of highly detailed petroglyphs. There would be hundreds of art works. You would be hard pressed to find another site with such prolific artwork. If you have the time, you can wander for kilometres up the creek and be rewarded with more artwork, and beautiful rocks lining the sides of the gorge. Many artworks are representations of animals such as kangaroos and emus, some of people, others of plants, and some of quite unusual, enigmatic beings or creatures.

The main track leading here is unsigned and unmarked. You might still easily miss the turnoff from the main road as it's just a faint track. The main site is at a point where the creek has many boulders forming numerous rockholes. This is not strictly permanent water as was totally dry when visited in July 2019 (please leave comments for water levels and dates below).

You can venture further along the track to the far end of the gorge where the track takes you a spot right at the rim looking down to a large bend in the gorge system and a further track heads down and perhaps across the creekbed (conditions dependant). There is certainly space for a large group to camp out in this section however the ground is very rocky and the area not as pleasant as back at the rockholes. There is exposed iron ore everywhere so it looks like a scarred burnt out area and there is evidence of many small mining exploration digs.

Please treat the area with respect as this is a protected site by the Museum Trust and care should be taken not to damage the rock carvings.

No facilities - please be completely self sufficient and do not do your ablutions here due to proximity to a water source for animals and the potential for contamination and to reduce visitor impact that could spoilt this very special site.
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Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 20/07:30pm WST
Distance from Wanna Munna 76.47km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
32.9°C28.1°C10%-2.7°C1007.5hPa0.0mmSSW13km/hr
7knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Wanna Munna 76.47km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.223.123.026.030.334.837.338.9
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.66.86.17.711.917.420.823.8
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.115.214.97.54.45.612.338.0

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