Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest national park and one of the most spectacular sights in the Pilbara.
One of Karijini National Park’s big attractions is that its scenery is so accessible: you can literally pull into a car park, walk 50 metres and peer into a 100-metre canyon to see waterfalls and emerald coloured rock pools.
The park has a system of excellent walking trails that suit everyone from the beginner to the adventurous. Choose your route and be ready to explore deep into subterranean gorges and through waterfalls where you can swim in the park’s sparkling rock pools.
It’s a park packed with adventures: explore the serpentine tunnels of marbled rock, clamber over boulders and squeeze through narrow tunnels, inch your way along ledges, paddle through hidden waterways and descend deep into chasms which have been eroded into the landscape over two billion years.
When you are wanting to take a break you’ve a choice of excellent picnic areas as well as allocated camping sites if you want to stay longer and discover more. (visitor and camping fees apply).
Day Pass: $12 per car, $6 for seniors and $6 for motorbikes. Day entry passes are available at park entry points.
Holiday Pass: 4-week Pass: $44 (all parks in WA)
Annual Pass: $88 per vehicle (all parks in WA).
Annual Pass: $55 per vehicle for concession cardholders (all parks in WA)
Annual Local Pass: $22 per vehicle
Camping in Karijini
Camping is available in Dales Campground, which is accessible via a sealed road. All sites in Karijini are suitable for caravan, tent, bus and camper trailers, and are unpowered however there are generator sites. It’s not possible to book ahead, so in peak season (June-August) it’s recommended you arrive early to avoid disappointment. During peak season there are camp hosts on site and you’ve toilets and gas barbecues provided.
Un-powered sites are also available at the Savannah campground, which is part of Karijini Eco Retreat, with access to shared ablution facilities. Bookings can be made directly via Karijini Eco Retreat.
Camping in the park is administered by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.
BYO WATER and NO OPEN WOOD FIRES are permitted in the National Park and are not recommended elsewhere in the Pilbara.