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TOPATTRACTIONS Tjulyuru Cultural and Civic Centre / Giles Weather Station / Yarla Kutjarra / Surveyor Generals Corner WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Balsam Wattle / Balonne Parakeelya / Soft Spinifex / Calytrix Warburtonensis / Mulga Grass VISITOR INFORMATION Great Central Road, Warburton Community PMB 87, Kalgoorlie (08) 8956 7966 PERMITS: (08) 8950 1711 Northern Territory and the states South Australia and Western Australia is known as the Surveyor General’s Corner. Access to the area is limited to guided tours and visitors require a special permit. Contact Wingellina Community on (08) 8956 7566. Local Roadhouses Roadhouses form vital sources of water, fuel, food and accommodation along the Great Central Road. Two Roadhouses operate in the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku – Warburton Roadhouse and Warakurna Roadhouse. Both facilities operate seven days per week (please check opening hours) and offer fuel, fast food and supplies, and motel or campground accommodation for travellers.

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Tjulyuru Cultural and Civic Centre,

NGAANYATJARRAKU 1,542km north-east of Perth 550km north-east of Laverton T he Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku encompasses an area of 159,948km 2 and is diverse in natural beauty from the magnificent Rawlinson Ranges to the red sandy plains of the Gibson and Great Victoria Deserts. The distinctive red sand and blue skies form a spectacular context for a diverse array of desert rangelands and arid zone flora and fauna. Rocky escarpments and other landforms give texture to this beautiful country. The shire is home to 10 Aboriginal communities scattered throughout the district with a total population of approximately 1,650 people. The main regional centre is Warburton, situated on the Great Central Road. The Great Central Road forms the main thoroughfare for the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku. It is part of the ‘Outback Way’, a 2,800km trans-national link stretching from Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland. The Outback Way passes through Australia’s most spectacular outback country, including the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Pass through the Rawlinson Ranges, Walter James Ranges, and Gill’s Pinnacle and break your journey with visits to these attractions…

Warburton The Tjulyuru Cultural Centre complex is a cultural hub for visitors and locals based at the Warburton Community on the Great Central Road. Visitors to the area are encouraged to visit the Tjulyuru Regional Arts Gallery and check out the arts, crafts and publications for sale at the Warta Shop. Tjulyuru Regional Arts Gallery exhibitions draw from contemporary Ngaanyatjarra art practice in the region and the Warburton Art Collection - reputably the world’s largest collection of community-owned and controlled Aboriginal art. Giles Weather Station, Warakurna Giles Weather Station (est 1956) is a fully functioning meteorological observation station based at Warakurna Community. Visitors can view the daily release of the observation balloon at 8.45am CST from the Weather Station car park. Warburton and Warakurna has been provided by the Ngaanyatjarra people as a place where visitors can camp and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands without disturbing any of the culturally significant places along the Great Central Road. Yarla Kutjarra (rest stop) The Yarla Kutjarra wayside stop between

Surveyor General’s Corner The intersection of the borders of the

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