With its startling multi-hued cliffs, meandering rivers and tumbling waterfalls, the Karijini National Park is a worthy reward for travelers heading off-the-beaten-track in Western Australia. Sprawling for more than 600,000 hectares across the Hamersley Range, Karijini is best known for its dramatic gorges, which provide a natural playground for rafting, climbing and abseiling, and ample swimming spots.
Natural highlights of the park include the Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge; the Oxer Lookout overlooking Joffre, Weano, Red and Hancock gorges; and the 1,234-meter peak of Mount Bruce. As well as hiking and 4WD tours, Karijini National Park is renowned for its wildlife, including red kangaroos, euros, rock wallabies, echidnas and a colorful variety of birds.
Karijini National Park is located in the Hamersley Ranges in northwestern Western Australian.