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. For the more adventurous, the steep trail down to the gorge floor to the sublimely beautiful Circular Pool, with its fern lined crystal clear pool, trickling waterfall and sheer rock face backdrop, is well worth the effort. Walk from here to Fortescue Falls for a swim, traversing flat pavement like rocks, through glades of reeds, paperbarks and across shallow streams and pools. Negotiate the rocks above the falls and follow a shady trail to Fern Pool, another tranquil swimming waterhole of spiritual significant to the local indigenous people. Back at Fortescue Falls climb the steps back up the gorge to the car park. Karijini is a bushwalker's delight with an incredible variety of scenery and ecosystems and a range of trails from easy to moderately challenging.
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.
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.
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.
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 surrounding region.
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.
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.
Mount Nameless in Tom Price is the highest accessible mountain by four-wheel drive vehicle in Western Australia. If you want all of the rewards of a spectacular mountain view, without the effort of hiking up it, Mount Nameless is the place to go! The mountain offers a stunning outlook over Tom Price Mine Site and township. If you are keen to get some exercise or you don't have a four-wheel drive, there are two walk trails to the summit. Enjoy a picnic at the summit which is 1,128 metres above sea level. Mount Nameless is a five minute drive out of Tom Price, which is a five hour drive south of Port Hedland.