Situated in the dynamic Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Karijini National Park is located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, approximately 1400km north of Perth and around 80km's north-east of Tom Price. Karijini (formerly Hamersley Range) National Park is the second largest national park in WA and is ranked in the top five visitor experiences for the state.
Karijini National Park is an iconic, unspoiled nature-based destination offering an unique and diverse landscape and an unforgettable West Australian outback experience. Karijini is famous for it's dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges and towering sheer sided chasms up to 100 metres deep.
A system of excellent walk trails of varying levels, for the beginner to the adventurous, are found in Karijini National Park and they lead you deep into the subterranean gorges and through waterfalls where you can dive into sparkling rock pools.
If you decide to tackle any of the walks within the park, please take great care—the gorges can be extremely hazardous. Many of them are only recommended for the physically fit and you must notify a ranger before starting any of the longer ones.
4WD is recommended as many roads within the park are unsealed. Visit the Karijini Visitor Centre for further information and see the interactive natural and cultural heritage displays, or visit the Tom Price Visitor centre website prior to arrival www.tompricewa.com.au.
Climate: Weather in the area can be extreme, ranging from 0 degrees on a winter's night to 48 degrees on a summer's day. During the summer, hot clear days are experienced, with an average temperature of approximately 35 degrees. Winter months prove to be very pleasant with daytime temperatures varying from the low to mid 20s. The majority of rainfall is experienced during the summer months (wet season).