Starting from the car park at the end of Hidden Valley Road, Kununurra, this walk takes you to Demboong Banan Lookout and back in Mirima National Park. Go for a stroll and enjoy the views of Kununurra after you climb through eroded sandstone ranges. It is also possible to see families of vibrant coloured fairy-wrens jumping in and out of acacia trees along with rock pigeons. The trail is named after local Indigenous Miriuwung people; Demboong means gap, and Banan means trail. Even though the walk is short, it is steep and uneven, with rock surfaces that require caution through the climb. Let us begin by acknowledging the Miriuwung people, 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 right onto Barringtonia Avenue and drive for another 275 m
Turn left onto Hidden Valley Road and drive for another 1.6 km
Turn left onto Hidden Valley Road and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Hidden Valley Road, head back along the road and pass by the sheltered signposts (to your right). After about 40 metres, turn right and pass through the bollard and head towards the slanted "Walking in Mirima" sign along the dirt path as you move perpendicularly away from the road. Pass by the said sign (to your left) and head along the dirt/sand track. Stay on the said track as it veers left in the distance to continue along Demboong Banan Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Hidden Valley Road.
There is a car park (about 8 m back from the start).
Find the shelter at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the BBQ at the start.
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Hidden Valley Road.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 230 m come to "Demboong Banan Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 330 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Demboong Banan Lookout
10 min to 20 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)