The Pilbara & Karijini
The stunning ancient natural landscapes of Karijini, a land rich in Aboriginal history and culture and a place to feel connected to nature. There's space for everyone in this vast landscape filled with awe-inspiring experiences and natural wonders.
The Pilbara region in Western Australia has some of the world’s most stunning ancient natural landscapes, dating back 3.5 -4.3 billion years. With over hundreds, of historic Indigenous archaeological sites, an estimated million rock engravings, the Pilbara is an ideal place to learn the history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the region.
The deep rocky canyons which lead to peaceful plunge pools in the beautiful Karijini National Park are indeed an off-the-track experience and one that feels otherworldly. The National Park offers an extensive network or trails and vantage points that suit an array of experience and ability levels - all quite accessible by mainly sealed roads.
When you're there, Karijini is all about exploring ancient rocky tunnels, plunging gorges, paddling through crystal-clear waterways and swimming under stunning waterfalls.
Nearby you’ll experience the unique communities of the rugged outback, like Tom Price - the highest town above sea level in Western Australia, which is home to Mt Nameless 4WD / Hike Trail. No matter where you roam in the Pilbara, you will be surprised and delighted with the hidden treasures it holds.
This land is full of contrasts and here you will also find the Pilbara home to a massive mining industry in crude oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.
The moderately difficult Chichester Range Camel Trail is located in the Millstream-Chichester National Park and follows part of the old camel trail. The trail is 8 km long and can be accessed from both ends or 16km return. Expect some steep slopes, natural obstacles and loose rocks.
- Hike: Karijini National Park - Oxers Lookout, Hammersley Gorge, Dales Gorge, Handrail Pool, Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge (with Kermits Pool) and Chichester Range Camel Trail.
- 4WD: Mt Nameless - Tom Price
Accesible Trail Options:
- Some lookouts at Karijini are accessible via wheelchair, - such as Junction Pool Lookout, Circular Pool Lookout and the Weano Recreation Area, but it's best to research current options. For current information visit: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/karijini