5. Karijini - Gorgeous and timeless
This trip to the Karijini National Park has something truly special about it because you travel back in time to a world before everything we know to a place that has a very special presence and beauty.
You don't need to be an indigenous Australian to feel the special power of this area and some of the pools and gorges.
You will stay in a modern eco retreat in a substantial tent you dont have to put up or take down, with a King sized bed with the best mattress money can buy and a hot shower, normal flushing toilet and power provided by a massive solar system etc. There is a modern eco friendly restaurant and BBQs under the massive stars in the most beautiful place.
You need at least three nights there to see the Gorges and the magnificent Karijini Visitors Centre which takes you on a trip through history and we recommend that you take at least one organised tour whilst you are there so you can learn from the experts about the place and how best to see it and if you do that on your first day there you can go back and spend some real quality time in the places you saw on day one that you liked the best.
Karijini is awesome - you will be a sadder person and will never never know if you don't try this outstanding DriveWA escape. Some escapees to this area never want to come back to the modern world and I can understand why they feel like that.
Ideally located close to the centre of Port Hedland the Hospitality Inn offers spacious self contained Motel Rooms. The Hospitality Inn Port Hedland has 40 air-conditioned rooms each with its own internet access, free in-house movies and mini bar. The Pilbara Room Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant which offers delicious meals along with a popular cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks. more
In Joffre Gorge, one can truly appreciate the power of water shaping the landscape. The gorge hosts impressive waterfalls, deep pools and breath-taking views. Access to Joffre Gorge is via a gravel road but it is suitable for a 2WD vehicle. more
An authentic Western Australian outback Experience! Ideally located in the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park, awaits the new and unique Karijini Eco Retreat - the first and only permanent up-market, luxury accommodation in the Park! Offering quality accommodation and facilities, this much anticipated development is now open and ready to welcome you to a new world of environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia! more
Karijini National Park is second largest National Park in Western Australia and is famous for its spectacular but potentially dangerous gorges. more
At the Karijini Visitors Centre the friendly staff can give you up to date information on any gorge, walk or road closures. Opened in June 2001, the design of the Karijini Visitor Centre building represents a goanna moving through the country and is symbolic to local Banyjima Aboriginal people. The tail represents their history, the head the future direction of the traditional owners, and Aboriginal Law is the centre. The high, weathered steel walls of the visitor centre mimic the sheet-sided gorges that are a feature of Karijini. more
Local people showing you the Pilbara choose from tours to Karijini National Park Gorges, Day tours from Tom Price and Hamersley Iron Mine tours. more