Starting from the dirt carpark/campground off Devils Marbles Road, Davenport, this walk takes you on a circuit in the Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, exploring the eastern part of the granite-bouldered land along the way. These extraordinary boulders are well-known for their physics-defying placement on top of each other. The name of the reserve originated from John Ross who was a Scottish Royal Navy officer and explorer. Back in 1870, he said “This is the Devil’s country; he’s even emptied his bag of marbles around the place!” referring to Australia. You can get more detailed information from the interpretive signposts in the area. Please be respectful and refrain yourself from climbing the historic boulders as they are spiritually and culturally important to the land’s traditional Aboriginal owners. Avoid warmer months as you’ll be exposed to the sun quite a lot. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Old Stuart Highway then drive for 500 m
Turn right and drive for another 430 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the southern end of the large dirt car park/campground (Devils Marbles), pass through the bollard and head east as you pass by the toilet to your right. Immediately after, veer left at the fork to continue along Yakkula Walk(clockwise).....
Directions & comments
After another 30 m veer left.
After another 1.6 km pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 6 m turn left.
After another 30 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
20 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)