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The attractions of Karijini National Park really take more than one day to appreciate, so you’ll need somewhere to stay – fortunately there’s a couple of places where you can set yourself up for the night.
When choosing somewhere to stay it’s important to check out the facilities offered and where in the park you’ll be. Here’s a look at the options and some useful advice for when you visit.
Dales Gorge Public Campground
Dales Gorge Campground is set in the Eastern end of the park and managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This spot is perfectly situated within walking distance of Fern Pool, Dales Gorge and Circular Pool.
Facilities are basic, so be prepared to manage with bush toilets and without running water. Perhaps the most important thing to note is that the campground site is split in two and if you want to run a generator, you’ll need to be in the correct designated area.
In the campground you’ll find picnic tables and gas barbecues – an ideal place to wind down after an energetic day exploring!
The Dale Gorge Campground really is a back-to-basics option- something you should bear in mind when bringing families or friends who are used to having all their creature comforts close at hand.
Savanna Campground at Karijini Eco Retreat
For a more luxurious option for camping in Karijini you’re best to head to the Savanna Campground at Karijini Eco Retreat. What you’ll find is a better range of accommodation: there’s unpowered campsites if you’re bringing a camper, caravan or a tent, as well as luxury eco tents and cabins.
Campers will need to provide their own power and you can have a maximum of 6 people per site. There are shared showers and toilets, and you’ll be able to use the undercover bush kitchen to prepare meals. If you’d rather have the cooking done for you, then there’s always the onsite restaurant and bar.
A more up-market option are the range of Eco tents. Dorm tents sleep up to 8 whereas the luxury models are more like a hotel experience – they come with en-suite bathrooms, quality bedding, power supply and are serviced every 4 days.