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Back to basics in Karijini National ParkKarijini, Australia

When you think of the Australian landscape, thoughts of stunning beaches, the desolate outback, Kakadu National Park and the iconic Uluru often spring to mind. It's places like the incredible Karijini National Park however, that get forgotten about.

Karijini National Park is one of Australia’s most beautiful and unspoiled destinations. The park is approximately 1,500 kilometres north of Perth, in Western Australia, and is known for its spectacular and unusual landscapes and the dramatic gorges which were formed over 2,500 million years ago. The park is the traditional home of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people.

Waterholes and waterfalls can be found throughout the park, and make for ideal places to cool off, go swimming and relax. At Fern Pool you’ll be able to float around in turquoise water surrounded by amazing greenery and incredible rock formations. At Dale’s Gorge you can take a short walk around the rim and check out Fortescue Falls – the only spring-fed waterfall in the park. There's also some great hikes through the gorges to explore, and it's an amazing experience to wander around in chasms up to 100 metres deep.

You will spend three days and three nights camping at Karijini on our Perth to Broome Overland trip, which gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself and get the most out of this incredible part of Australia.


get there

International and domestic flights are available to Perth for the start of the tour, and from there you can get picked up from any centrally-located accommodation.

 

 

From US$1,465.

The walks vary between three and nine kilometres, and cover uneven terrain that includes river crossings and rough, rocky ground. Some hikes may even require sections of walking or swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme, ranging from very hot during the day through summer, to very cold during the night through winter.

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