Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is ancient Country. Iron formations exposed in many of the rocks here originated more than 2000 million years ago!

  • <p>This photograph was taken at Karijini National Park and shows four people walking a walk trail. The scenery features brown dirt, green shubbery and trees.</p>
  • <p>Jijingunha (Joffre Gorge)</p> <p>This image was taken at Jijingunha (Joffre Gorge) lookout and contains three (3) people looking into the gorge and away from the camera. Each are wearing blue shorts and bright shirts and hats. There is one (1) adult and two (2) small children. The lookout has a steel barrier fence that is red in colour. The dirt and rock formations are red in colour, with patches of green and white shrubs growing on the rock face. There are eucalyptus trees growing in the distance, with long white trunks and green leaves. A mountain can be seen in the distance, and the sky above is filled with fluffy white clouds and small patches of blue. </p>
  • <p>Jijingunha (Joffre Gorge)</p> <p>This photo shows the beautiful amphitheater formations at Jijingunha (Joffre Gorge).The gorge wall extends high into the sky, with rough rocks forming a circle. The rocks are a mix of dark red, light red and some specks of light cream. A waterfall stream flows through the gorge flowing into a pool of flat water. There are three (3) people relaxing on the edge of the pool.</p>
  • <p>Weano Gorge </p> <p>This image was taken at Weano Gorge, and shows the a waterflow flowing down the gorge walls and into a pool. The gorge extends into the sky and is mostly red with patches of dark grey, light brown and dark brown. There is a dark brown hand rail in the centre of the image, which leads from the top to the bottom of the water fountain. </p>

The deep gorges formed by once running water are the main attractions of Karijini National Park.

Visitors can head to one of the spectacular look-outs to see the plummeting cliff-faces and waterfalls from above. Or, take a trail down into the depths of a gorge and dip into a freshwater pool. Find more details on gorges and pools in our Points of Interest section.

  • <p>The Karijini Visitor Centre. </p> <p>This photo was taken overlooking the Visitor Centre in Karijini National Park. The building is made of freestanding steel wall panels that are deep red in colour. Aboriginal artwork is painted on the panel wall leading into the entrance of the building. This artwork is the cultural symbol to represent the building, which forms the shape of a goanna/lizard. To the right of this, there is lettering that reads “KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRE”. </p>
  • <p>Minhthukundi (Hamersley Gorge) </p> <p>This photo was taken at the bottom of Minhthukundi (Hamersley Gorge) at the pool of water. The water is very clear, and is a light blue colour. The rock wall extends high into the sky, and is various shades of red. The banks of the water is a red dirt surface, with trees with white trunks and weaving root systems that grow towards the water. Thhre are three (3) people walking across a thin natural rock bridge. They are walking from the left to the right. The person int he centre is wearing a black shirt and tan pants. The person behind them is in a black shirt and white hat. The top of a third person can be seen walking towards them. They are wearing a blue shirt and light coloured hat. Behind these people, and the natural bridge, the water extends through the gorge. The blue sky can be seen above. </p>

The Karijini Visitor Centre is a great place to start your journey, with helpful resources and staff who can help you plan your day at the park.

Opening Times

Days Times
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 365 days a year.

Cost of Entry

Description Price
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants: $15 per vehicle, $8 per vehicle concession
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants: $7 per occupant 6 years or older, $2.50 per occupant concession
Motorcycle: $8 per motorbike, no concession
No entry fee applies if you walk or cycle into a park

Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about Karijini National Park.

The two opposite ends of Karijini National Park are just over 100km apart. That’s why we think it’s best to stay at least two or three nights here, so you can explore as much of this beautiful area as possible.

Camping is available at Dales Campground, an overflow campsite nearby (peak period only), and at Karijini Eco Retreat. Karijini Eco Retreat also offer deluxe tents and eco cabins.

The ideal time to visit Karijini National Park is during late autumn, winter and early spring. The days are often warm and clear, and perfect for exploring the gorges.

  • <p>Karijini Eco Retreat </p> <p>This photo was taken at the Eco Retreat. The image focuses on a large safari tent. The tent is deep green in colour with a large shade sale extending over the building and deck area, with four (4) long poles leading from the tent structure at an angle towards the left on the left side, and right on the right side. The poles meet at the top of the tent to attach to the shade sale. There is a small deck area which features a wooden deck with grey beams forming a barrier around the deck. There is a small light grey table on the deck with two (2) seats. There are another two (2) seats at the right end of the deck. These seats are brown with thin light grey legs and arm rests. There is a red fire extinguisher attached to a pole on the right above the chairs. The number “23” is painted on the pole above the fire extinguisher. The surface area surrounding the tent is dirt and red in colour. There are green and light cream shrubs growing around the tent and off into the distance. There are a number of trees growing in front of and behind the tent. These have long stumps, some that are white and others that are brown. All trees have green leaves. The sky above is blue, and is illuminated on the right of the photo by the sun setting. There are fluffy white clouds scattered throughout the sky. </p>
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