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Oxers Lookout, Karijini NP

Bush Walk inNorth West

The Kimberley, The Pilbara & Karijini, Broome & Dampier Peninsula

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

Starting at the Weano day use area, the 800 metre walk trail between Oxer and Junction Pool lookout is not to be missed. Many consider the view from Oxers Lookout to be one of the most spectacular sights in WA if not Australia. The walk trail over the plateau barely prepares you for the gaping hole that lays ahead.

Deep cliffs of Oxers Lookout
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Oxers Lookout Carpark in Karijini National Park. 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

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If you do one thing in Karijini National Park, take the short 15 minute walk from the Weano car park to Oxers Lookout. Take a breath and peer over the edge. Sheer walls plunge 100 metres or more to the gorge floor of layered rock and languid pools. Just as well there is a secure safety railing because it comes up suddenly and can be quite dizzying.

For the geological minded, the lookout is a great location for witnessing the ancient natural elements that carved this massive gash in the red earth. The view looks over the junction of Weano, Red, Hancock and Joffre Gorges.    

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


500 metres return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Oxers Lookout Carpark in Karijini National Park. 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Oxers Lookout

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

Steep cliffs

Hazards & Warnings

Steep cliffs are on either side of the walk trail


Closest accommodation camping to luxury eco tents is Karijini Eco Retreat and Savannah camp.
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Lookouts
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform

Best time of year

May to November


National Park Fees

Trail Access

Air and road to Tom Price. Roads to Park may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling.

Prohibited Items

No pets or fires in National Park
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