Hump Day Post: Postcard from Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is in the northwest section of Western Australia and is centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara Region. Located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, it is 1,055 km (656 ml) from the state’s capital city of Perth.  It was formerly known as the Hamersley National Park and was renamed in 1991.

At 627,422 hectares (1,550,390 acres), Karijini is the second largest national park in Western Australia with Karlamilyi National Park being the largest park.

The park is physically split into a northern and a southern half by a corridor containing the Hamersley & Robe River railway and the Marandoo iron ore mine.

Karijini NP 2, WA, (47 of 53) July 2015-1

The Pilbara Region was one of my favourite places as when we visited, wild flowers were a plenty. I’ll do them on a separate post as I found them amazing.

On thing that hits you first up is the vibrant colours of the red soil and rocks, the blueness of the sky (being pollution free) and if they’ve had a good wet season, how green everything is.

Karijini NP 3, WA, (14 of 51) July 2015-1

Joffre Lookout

Karijini NP 3, WA, (18 of 51) July 2015-1

Joffre Falls

Mr Oz, being a nature lover, can’t help himself climbing around – regardless of the terrain.

Karijini NP 3, WA, (32 of 51) July 2015-1

Having said that, I’m glad he wasn’t one of these two brave souls who climbed down Joffre Falls!

Karijini NP 3, WA, (43 of 51) July 2015-1

If you’re planning a trip around this part of Western Australia, the Pilbara Region and Karijini National Park is a must!

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3 Responses to Hump Day Post: Postcard from Karijini National Park

  1. macmsue says:

    It’s certainly an awe inspiring place and your photos are a lovely sample of what you can see there. You’re kinder than me, I’d call those two climbing down Joffre Falls “nutters” not “brave souls”.

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    • I know what you mean, Sue! I say brave because I’m not very steady on my feet and looking at them coming down, it was a work of art. The one without a top on, was like a gymnast – he made it look so easy, I was mesmerised !

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  2. daveply says:

    I never really considered western Australia before, now you’ve got me wondering…

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