Yellabinna and Yumburra landscape
Yellabinna and Yumbarra form one of nine distinct sub landscapes in the Alinytjara Wilurara region. It is a pristine, remote and wild area located east of the Nullarbor Plain and south of the Great Victoria Desert. It is made up of a recognised Wilderness Area and conservation parks. The only infrastructure in this landscape is the Iluka Jacinth-Ambrosia sircon mineral sand mine about 200 kilometres north-west of Ceduna. These parks are co-managed by the Department of Environment and Water and the Traditional Owners of these lands with work on country supported by National Parks and Wildlife and the AW Landscape Board.
- Wilderness areas and conservation parks
- Mallee corridor linking the Great Victoria Desert to the northern Eyre Peninsula
- Granite rock holes, many of which are highly significant to Aboriginal groups
- The Goog’s Lake system, a groups of salt water lakes
- Iluka’s Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon mineral sand mine, which extracts saline groundwater for use in the mine and its camp
Native plants and animals
- Numerous threatened birds including the striated grass wren, white-browed treecreeper, scarlet chested parrot, malleefowl and painted button-quail
- Reptiles such the thorntailed gecko, ribbon slider, McKenzie’s dragon, carpet python and Linga dragon
- Small mammals, including the Western pygmy possum and nationally endangered sandhill dunnart
- More than a dozen threatened native plant species
The Yellabinna and Yumbarra landscape, particularly Goog’s Track, attracts four-wheel drive tourists wanting to experience the beauty and challenges of this remote area. Access to this region may require a pass or permit. Visitors should also be aware that there are safety issues specific to the region.