Stromatolites, Shark Bay, WA
'There's nothing like forging through the ancient banded iron formations of Weano Gorge in Karijini National Park, WA.'
Karijini National Park was a shared favourite destination for American geologists Jill and Paul, who took their two teenage children on a six week camping trip through Western Australia. Determined to squeeze in an adventure before Paul began a three-month stint at Sydney University, the family flew to Perth before driving north in a hire car.
“My husband and I are both geologists, so we enjoy hiking through geological wonders. Our kids have grown up doing this with us and they love to explore,” Jill said.
Jill, Paul and the family loved hiking through the ancient landscape of Karijini National Park, which sits near the small town of Tom Price in Western Australia's Pilbara. Jill described it as “the most incredible place”, and the family spent a week here, exploring the rugged red gorges, mighty waterfalls and sparkling waterholes. This is where Jill captured the photo of her son, Erik, clambering over the “Precambrian banded iron formations” of Weano Gorge.
“We camp because it stretches out the money so we can see more, but it also brings us very close as a family. We also learn so much wherever we go about nature, culture, history and from other travellers,” Jill explained.