KARALEE ROCK

 

Karalee Rock

GPS 31 15 3 S 119 50 21 E

 

 

 

Tent camping sites Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets allowed on leash Walk trails

 

 

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Karalee Rock is another catchment area for a dam once used by steam trains on the Perth to Kalgoorlie line.

Here, rain falling on the rock is redirected via concrete and stone channels to a raised metal aqueduct into an earthen dam with a capacity of about 50 million litres.

Access is via a good 4 kilometre long unsealed road leading north from the Great Eastern Highway 34 kilometres east of Southern Cross.

Facilities at the rock include seats and tables and fire pits. There used to be a toilet available but it has been closed for many months and we have written to the National Trust to try and find out if there is any intention to re-open it but there is not likely to be an action taken in the near future.

There is also a black water dump point but this was full and overflowing when we visited and likewise we have asked if the site is going to receive proper maintenance in future.

If these facilities were available then it would be an excellent campsite but as this stand when this was written, you would be far better off staying overnight at Boondi Rock that is about 50 kilometres to the east.

Camping at this site is free and all types of camping from tenting to big rigs is ok.

Dogs are allowed at this site but are not allowed at Boondi Rocks as it is in a National Park.

There are a couple of walk trails to explore and the rock is accessible to walk on.

 

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