Yaburara community walk celebrates Karratha’s 50th
Boots were made for walking on Saturday morning when more than 150 people took to the hills of Karratha to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.
The Karratha Community Association has been hosting the Yaburara Community Walk for 10 years and on the weekend they teamed up with the City to host a special event marking 50 years since the town was gazetted.
KCA president Stuart Otto said when the association was formed, they wanted to create a signature event.
“We had this idea to invite people to walk the trails on the hills and from that, we were a part of the advisory group that upgraded all the signs and had the trails marked properly,” he said.
Mr Otto said the annual event helps to let people know the trials are there and now many people use them regularly for exercise.
“Karratha is one of the few places where the outback meets the ocean,” he said.
“For the top of the hills you can look one way and see a great wide, open space, then look the other and there’s the beautiful Burrup Peninsula, Nickol Bay and the Dampier Archipelago.”
The Yaburara Community Walk will return again in 2020.
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