Located in the heart of the Pilbarra in the state’s northwest, Karijini is one of Western Australia’s largest national parks, and many would argue it is also one of the most spectacular. Karijini is known for it’s narrow gorges with distinctive banded layers of rock, and spectacular pools, waterfalls and swimming holes.
Karijini is not actually part of the Kimberley region – but as it is a popular destination either before or after a visit to the Kimberleys, we thought it would be useful to include some information on this incredible area.
The landscapes of the Pilbara are characterised by hills and escarpments, and the fine red dirt is covered in a carpet of spiky spinifex bushes.
But descend into Karijini’s myriad gorges and you enter a different world entirely. Sheer walls rise up from narrow floors, vegetation grows from impossible angles and gravity is hard at work here. Water gurgles, spills and falls through the path of least resistance, carving out the spectacular landscapes and banded rock formations that Karijini is known for.
Karijini is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in Australia – if you are unsure whether it is worth visiting, trust us, it is!