Karara Rangeland Park comprises six former pastoral stations and hosts a diversity of landscapes, habitats and inhabitants.
Granite outcrops have many unique species and some outcrops have weathered into isolated hills and ridges, or breakaways.
Also hosting unique species are basalt hills and banded iron formations. Scientists believe banded iron formed when the photosynthetic activity of early life forms saturated the oceans with oxygen about 2500 million years ago.
Wetlands include Mongers Lake which stretches some 200 kilometres around the park. Whether it is a huge shallow lake or a white gypsum claypan depends on recent rainfall.
Thundelarra lignum swamp is possibly the largest lignum swamp in the south-west region at over 13,500 hectares. While often dry it is a Wetland of National Importance due to its significance for waterbirds following rain.
- The park is remote and has no drinking water or supplies.
- Mobile phone coverage varies from poor to non-existent.
- Karara Rangeland Park can be accessed from Morawa, Perenjori, Yalgoo or the Great Northern Highway.
- Roads within the park are mostly unsealed and vary in condition so drive for the conditions and expect the unexpected. Potholes, sudden bends and wildlife are common hazards. Some roads are 4WD only.