Ascend over rocks, traverse breathtaking gorges and cool off in crystal-clear rock pools in Karijini National Park, an ancient land full of wonder. Located in the Pilbara, it’s an ideal place to indulge in your adventurous side, with multiple opportunities for outdoor experiences. Walk the trails where wildflowers burst into bloom from June to September.

After a two-hour flight from Perth, touch down in Newman – located two hours from Karijini. Or head to the mining town of Tom Price, where the park is a one-hour drive away. If you’d prefer others to do the driving, join a four-wheel drive tour; several operators run regular tours from Perth.

Step into Karijini’s rust-red terrain and be transported back two billion years. Find yourself dwarfed by towering gorges, descend into chasms, and scramble over boulders. When it’s time to cool down, sparkling pools, waterways and waterfalls like lush Weano Gorge are the perfect places to make a splash.

Karijini’s walking trails suit all levels of experience, while lookout points, like Oxer Lookout, allow wanderers to survey the spectacular surroundings. Once the sun has set, shooting stars, meteor showers and a twinkling night sky make this timeless land an enchanting destination for stargazers.

Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on and