Wanna Munna

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Wanna Munna is a must-see Aboriginal cultural site and bucket list attraction located 70km north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Spend at least one full day visiting the Wanna Munna Aboriginal rock carvings, just a two hour drive from Newman. Soak up the tranquil setting and enjoy lunch at the shady waterhole. You will be awestruck by the spectacular Aboriginal rock art on display which includes animal and human images etched into the rocks. Check out the carvings on the rocks forming a small gorge on the upper reaches of the Weeli Wolli Creek, then walk downstream where you will pass by several larger pools. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and the other local animals that come to drink in the waterholes. Then head two kilometres downstream where you will find a number of large formations of colourful banded rock straddling the river like a wall.

The site is protected by the Museum Trust and care should be taken not to damage the rock carvings. Located just two kilometres off the Great Northern Highway, two hours out of Newman, you will need a four wheel drive to get to Wanna Munna. Check road conditions and directions with the Newman Visitor Centre prior to heading out. Newman is a five hour drive south of Port Hedland.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Four-wheel driving
  • Bush walking / hiking


There are no facilities located in this remote location.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Newman Visitors Centre & mPd Designs

Content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Wanna Munna

Address: Newman Visitor Centre, Newman Dr, Newman WA 6753

Email: newmanvc@bigpond.com

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