About Karijini National Park Western Australia
• Karijini National Park Western Australia. Two billion years
in the making, Karijini National Park is one of Western Australia's
most spectacular natural attractions offering amazing hiking trails
through ancient gorges. With massive gorges, crystal clear rock
pools and waterfalls, Karijini National Park is a must for anyone
with a thirst for adventure. Explore tunnels of marbled rock,
clamber over boulders, squeeze through narrow tunnels, paddle
through waterways and descend deep into ancient chasms. There's
also easy access to stunning lookouts and walk trails of varying
levels so everyone can experience this awesome landscape.
Permanent water pools means there's always the chance for a refreshing
swim. There are excellent picnic areas as well as allocated camping
sites within the park. Karijini National Park is located about
two hours drive from the town of Newman. It's best accessed by
joining a four wheel drive tour. There are a number of tour operators
taking visitors from Perth to Karijini and the surrounding region.
Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience.
Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online
for a trial period.
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Entry cost Vehicle : $12.00
Location Great Northern Highway, Karijini, Tel. 61 8 9188 1112
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Where is Karijini National Park located
How to Get to Karijini National Park
Access to Karijini National Park can be from Tom Price, via Marandoo
Road or from the east via Karijini Drive. Alternatively if you
are travelling from Port Hedland of Newman turn west on Karijini
Drive from Great Northern Highway. If you are travelling from
Dampier or Karratha you can travel through Millstream-Chichester
National Park, on the Tom Price Railway Road. Please note that
you will need a permit to travel along this road. You can obtain
a permit from either the Karratha or Tom Price Visitors Centre.
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Driving directions to Karijini Eco retreat from Carnarvon/Coral
Driving north on the North West Coastal Highway to Nanutarra Roadhouse
(370kms) 5kms after the roadhouse, turn right on to the Nanutarra
- Wittenoom Road. After 219kms turn right to Paraburdoo, 51kms.
After Paraburdoo continue towards Tom Price for 70kms. 10 kms
before Tom Price, turn right at the Karijini Drive Road, signposted
to Karijini National Park and Warlu Way. Just before Marandoo
mine, 40 kms, turn left as signposted towards Karijini National
Park. The 2nd road on the left approx 5kms, is Banjima Drive and
western entry point to the Karijini National Park. Turn left here
and travel 28kms on unsealed road to Karijini Eco retreat .
From Port Hedland/Karratha
Driving South on the North West Coastal Highway for 42 kms . Turn
left on the Great Northern Highway towards Newman / Perth . Travel
on this highway past Auski Roadhouse 219kms - (last fuel point
before the National Park ) .After 35 kms, turn right onto Karjini
Drive. Signposted to Tom Price. First road on right is Eastern
entry point to Karijini National Park , Dales Gorge and the Karijini
Visitors Centre. Follow signage to the Karijini Visitors Centre
( on Banjimi Drive ) and continue on this unsealed road for a
further 30kms . Turn right at the T intersection into Weano Gorge
Road . Travel 3kms to the Entry to Karijini Eco Retreat . Alternatively,
continue on Karijini Drive to the western entry point into the
park and drive 28kms on unsealed road to Karijini Eco retreat.
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Karijini Eco Retreat - where to stay
The Karijini Eco Retreat is ideally located in the depths of the
magnificent Karijini National Park. The Retreat is environmentally
friendly and harmonises with the natural and rugged outback setting.
A range of affordable accommodation options are offered along
with tours and a range of quality facilities including a restaurant
and bar that offers a unique dining experience with a twist. The
Karijini Eco Retreat is nestled next to Joffre Gorge, and is an
ideal base to explore the National Park.
After a day of exploring enjoy a drink and chat whilst being
the outback chef and cooking your Scotch Fillet or Barramundi
to your liking under the stars. You could also choose to spoil
yourself and have dinner come straight from the kitchen; such
selections include mouth-watering lamb shanks or vegetarian risotto.
Breakfast, dinner and packed lunches are available daily along
with a selection of drinks, snacks, supplies and souvenirs from
the kiosk and tour desk. The Retreat's furnished Eco Tents offer
a taste of luxury in the outback, with a choice between a powered
Deluxe Tent with a full en-suite or a Standard Eco Tent with share
facilities. These spacious tents offer top of the range king,
twin or bunk beds with full linen, luggage rack, bedside tables
and blanket box. The tents receive natural ventilation and have
an outdoor deck complete with table and chairs for you to relax
and enjoy the amazing surroundings.
Campsites are also available for those who want to pitch
their own tent or bring a camper van or caravan. Quality showers
with hot water are available as well as flushing toilets and BBQ
Bush Kitchen area with undercover preparation and seating areas
provided. Everyone is welcome to make use of the restaurant, bar,
kiosk and BBQ Bush Kitchens.
Deluxe Eco Tent
At Karijini Eco Retreat we cater for guests of all ages and offer
a choice of accommodation facilities ranging from our Deluxe Eco
Tents through to campsites for visitors that prefer to bring their
own accommodation! The well designed Eco Tents are our flagship
accommodation type and are available with an en-suite bathroom.
These provide a luxurious close to an adventurous day, complete
with quality beds and linen. Please click on the links below to
explore the options that we offer!
Unpowered Campsites Campsites are available for campers, campervans
and caravans. (Max 1 vehicle plus tent, trailer, caravan and up
to 6 guests per site) Please Note: Children up to 12 years of
age stay free with a minimum of 2 adults on campsites. For children
aged 13 and above please class as adults in your booking details
to ensure your booking is processed correctly.
Deluxe Eco Tent with Ensuite
Deluxe Eco Tent with Ensuite Deluxe Eco Tent featuring ensuite
bathroom and deck.
Unpowered 'Dorm' Style Eco Tent
Unpowered 'Dorm' Style Eco Tent Unpowered 'Dorm' style Eco
Tent featuring bunk beds and decked seating area. Sleeps up to
8 guests Use of shared ablutions
To book your stay or for more information about Karijini Eco
Retreat please visit ©
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Off Road Driving, Camping, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Swimming,
Animal Viewing, Bushwalking, Hiking/Trekking, Wilderness Walking
Gorge Rim Walk, Dales Gorge 0 km
The moderate two kilometre Gorge Rim Walk follows the rim of Dales
Gorge, in Karijini National Park, between Circular Pool Lookout
and the beginning of the Fortescue Falls track. This Top Trail
offers spectacular views and is ideal for those who don’t want
to venture into the depths of Dales Gorge. The Gorge Rim walk
commences from the car park at either end before approaching the
lookout offering vertigo inducing views of Circular Pool.
Mount Bruce 11.36 km
For an exhilarating physical challenge and stunning views, climb
Mount Bruce, Western Australia’s second highest peak, located
in the Karijini National Park. Mount Bruce is part of the Hamersley
Range – and while it doesn’t seem that massive from the car park
below, the climb is 1,235 metres to the top. The walk trail winds
around smaller peaks and rocky outcrops. First stop is the Marandoo
Mine site, and from there the trek becomes more difficult – but
the sense of achievement and panoramic view of the surrounding
plateau makes it very worthwhile. It can take anywhere between
two to four hours to climb Mount Bruce depending on your level
of fitness. Mount Bruce is in the southern part of Karijini National
Park. The park is a two hour drive from the town of Newman and
is best accessed by joining a four wheel drive tour.
Dales Gorge and Circular Pool 25.5 km
Go bushwalking at Dales Gorge and Circular Pool – two of the best
spots for a picnic at Karijini National Park in Western Australia’s
north-west. Two billion years in the making, Karijini National
Park is one of the country’s most spectacular natural attractions
offering amazing hiking trails through ancient gorges. In Dales
Gorge, a four kilometre walk trail runs along the bottom of the
gorge. Here you can go swimming in the stream, permanent water
pools and beneath waterfalls. Lush green ferns and the occasional
gum tree contrast with the red terraced cliffs weathered by time.
Give yourself three hours to make the return journey. The two
hour return hike to Circular Pool involves a loose steep descent
and then an easy ramble. Here, you’ll find hidden gardens and
a clear rock pool. You can see Circular Pool from a lookout on
the Gorge Rim Walk. This walk follows the rim of Dales Gorge between
Circular Pool Lookout and the beginning of the Fortescue Falls
track. You’ll be amazed by the colours of the ancient rock faces.
Karijini National Park is a two hour drive from the town of Newman
and is best accessed by joining a four wheel drive tour.
Fortescue Falls 26.1 km
Take a refreshing dip under Fortescue Falls, Karijini National
Park’s only permanent waterfall. The ancient gorges, tunnels and
waterways of Karijini are famous for their bushwalking trails,
lush vegetation and sheer-sided chasms up to 100 metres deep.
You can reach Fortescue Falls and the aptly named Fern Pool by
hiking down a steep trail from the car park and following a narrow
path. As you descend you’ll notice the vegetation changes and
becomes more dense and tropical, while the iron-ore rich gorge
walls become deep red and purple in colour. At the end of the
hike, take an energising swim in the spring-fed permanent pool
beneath stunning Fortescue Falls. Give yourself two hours for
the return trip. Karijini National Park is about two hours drive
from the town of Newman. It's best accessed by joining a four
wheel drive tour. There are a number of tour operators taking
visitors from Perth to Karijini and the surrounding region.
Oxer Lookout 34.09 km
The Oxer Lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of four amazing
gorges. Checkout one of the most spectacular vantage points within
the Karijini National Park. The lookout stands at the junction
of the Joffre Gorge, Weano Gorge, Red Gorge and Hancock Gorge.
See the awesome view from the lookout above down the sheer chasms
into the crystal clear water, over 100 metres below. Then get
a closer view with a walk along one of the many beautiful walk
trails departing from the car park. It is a short 15 minute walk
to get to the Oxer Lookout from the Weano Gorge car park, though
this depends on the number of photos you stop to take, make sure
you allow a bit of extra time to soak up the amazing scenery along
the way. Karijini National Park has a number of spectacular gorges,
cool rugged rock pools, waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and amazing
scenery. There are a number of excellent picnic areas and camping
grounds within the park. The Karijini National Park is a one hour
drive north east of Tom Price and a 16 hour drive from Perth.
Hamersley Gorge 60.53 km
For a revitalising spa treatment like no other, take a dip into
Hamersley Gorge, a natural spa rock pool in Karijini National
Park. As you lie back into the water, you’ll be amazed by the
spectacular rock formations carved out by Mother Nature over millions
of years. This incredible backdrop changes in colour from dawn
to dusk. Watch the reflections in the water and feel the tranquillity
of your awesome surroundings. Karijini National Park is one of
Western Australia’s most incredible natural landscapes. There
are hiking trails through ancient gorges and chasms, as well as
the chance to camp out under the outback sky. Karijini National
Park is about two hours drive from the town of Newman. It's best
accessed by joining a four wheel drive tour. There are a number
of tour operators taking visitors from Perth to Karijini and the