Where can I fill up with drinkable water?
– Potable water is available on Willow Street near the Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool
– The Karijini Eco Retreat have limited potable water for people staying at their facility. There is a water tower used for wash down water only and this should be boiled before drinking.
– Karijini Visitor Centre have limited potable water. There is a water tower used for wash down water only and this should be boiled before drinking.
Where can I have a shower?
– There are showers next to the Tom Price Visitor Centre at a cost of $2 per person.
– Karijini Visitor Centre have showers between 9am – 4pm at a cost of $4 per person.
– Karijini Eco Retreat have showers located around the campground for people staying at their facility.
Where are there petrol stations?
– Coles Express is located in Tom Price & Paraburdoo.
– There are no petrol stations in the National Park.
– Auski Roadhouse on the Great Northern Hwy if heading North
– Newman has fuel & Roadhouses if heading South East
– Nanutarra Roadhouse is on the North West Coastal Hwy if heading West
Is there any FREE camping?
– There is no FREE camping in our district, including the Karijini & Millstream National Park.
– FREE camps located outside our district are:
o 2 Camels on the Great Northern Hwy if heading North;
o Mt Robinson on the Great Northern Hwy if heading South East;
o Beasley River on the Nanutarra-Munjina Rd if heading West;
Any FREE camping/RV in Tom Price?
– There is currently no FREE/RV camping in Tom Price
– Camping is available at the Tom Price Tourist Park
o $32 unpowered (for 2 people)
o $42 powered (for 2 people)
Does Tom Price have an op shop?
The Nintirri Community Centre is located approx. 150m from the Tom Price Visitor Centre on Central Road. They are open Mon to Fri from 9am – 1pm
The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation are located on Boonderoo Road, Lot 39, on the right near Lestok
They are open Mon to Fri from 8am – 2pm
What is happening with the weather?
An updated weather report is kept in the glass cabinet at the front of Tom Price Visitor Centre
Do you have a laundromat?
There is no laundromat in Tom Price however If you go to the Tom Price Hotel Motel they allow customers to use their laundry, costs associated.
Do you have a car wash in town?
There is no car wash however If you go to the Tom Price Tourist Park they have a wash down bay, costs associated.
Where can you get a park pass?
Tom Price Visitor Centre have a range of park passes however you must pay your daily pass at the entry station to the National Parks.
Where can I upgrade a park pass?
Park passes can only be upgraded at a Parks & Wildlife Office, our closest one is the Karijini Visitor Centre
Where can I fill up a gas bottle?
– Tom Price Tourist park will refill your gas bottle
– Muzzy’s Home Hardware will do a swap & go
Where can I fix a tyre?
– Tom Price Tyres on Boonderoo Road
– Tyre Pro & Mechanical on Boonderoo Road
– Ashburton Tyre & Automotive Lot 21 in the industrial area near the mine
– Pilbara Auto & 4×4 on Boonderoo Road
Where can we get food for lunch or dinner?
– The Crave Juice Bar offer great coffee & healthy food – Day/Lunch only
– The Pickled Bean offer great coffee and & healthy food – Day/Lunch only
– The Karijini Café offer drinks & food – Day/Lunch only
– The Millstream Café offer drinks & food – Day/Lunch only
– The Red Breeze offer Chinese/Thai, dine in or takeaway – Lunch & Dinner
– The Hotel Motel Pub – Lunch & Dinner
– The Windawarri Lodge is open to the public – Lunch & Dinner
Can we swim in the gorges? Are there crocodiles?
– Yes you can swim in all gorges, unless signposted by Parks & Wildlife.
– No we don’t have crocodiles… their legs are too short to walk from the coast to inland!!
Are there snakes in the gorges?
– Yes you could come across a snake it is there habitat. Best to watch where you are walking, if you see one stay clear do not approach, ear enclosed shoes and use a torch at night.
Are there mine tours?
– Yes they run daily during peak season, depending on numbers & availability of the operator.
Do you need a 4wd to visit Karijini?
– The east side of the park, Dales, is accessible with a 2wd as it is sealed to the campground.
– The west side of the Park, Oxer/Weano, has a sealed road to Joffre Gorge, then 6km unsealed to Knox Gorge.
– From the sealed road, on the west side, there is 3km unsealed to the Karijini Eco Retreat, then another 11km unsealed to Weano & Hancock Gorges.
If you do not wish to drive your vehicle on the unsealed road to Oxer/Weano or Knox then you can get a shuttle from Karijini Eco Retreat with West Oz Active for $42pp return.
Where is the dump point?
– The Tom Price Tourist Park has a dump point but if you are not staying there there is a fee – $5.
– There is also a dump point at Dales Campground between Dingo & Kangaroo Loop.
Where can I park to see the trains?
– The bridge on Doradeen Rd is a great place for trainspotting in town, parking at the base of the bridge.
– Take a drive down Bingarn road and you will find a great cut out area through the hills, park at the base of the hill.
– There is a crossing on the Karijini Drive near Marandoo Mine.
PLEASE NOTE: You should never stand near the rail corridor as it is dangerous.
Can we take our dog into the National Park?
– Domestic animals are not permitted in the National Parks in Western Australia, with exception to assistance dogs.
– Dogs can be placed into the Shire Pound/Kennel but they must have had their up-to-date injections, organise through the Shire of Ashburton.
– There are home carers, for those pampered pooches, contact details available from the Tom Price Visitor Centre or you can post your queries on Tom Price Discussion Board / Facebook.
How do we get the Access Road Permit?
– The permit is available online www.pilbararailaccessroad.riotinto.com , you must complete a test before being able to put your details into the permit. Take a screenshot of the pass on your phone or tablet as it does not allow you to print this.
– The permit is also available from the Tom Price Visitor Centre, Pannawonica Library, Roebourne Visitor Centre & Karratha Visitor Centre.
PLEASE NOTE: It is illegal to travel on the Access Road without a permit. Your vehicle is not insured if you do not have the permit.