Karijini National Park, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Guide to Karijini National Park
Gorges of ancient rock and cool swimming holes and showering waterfalls make Karijini National Park one of Australia’s most dramatic and spectacular destinations.
Some 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) north of Perth, a semi-arid plateau suddenly drops away into cavernous gorges, 100 metres (328 feet) deep. From the lookouts, cliff walls glow a striking red in the late afternoon, contrasting with the trunks of white-barked gumtrees. Descending to explore the gorges from inside is to enter a secret world of fern-lined swimming holes, towering waterfalls, and vertical rock canyons that draw you in. Photos cannot do justice to Karijini National Park – this breathtaking landscape has to be seen to be believed.