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.
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.
Mr Oz, being a nature lover, can’t help himself climbing around – regardless of the terrain.
Having said that, I’m glad he wasn’t one of these two brave souls who climbed down Joffre Falls!
If you’re planning a trip around this part of Western Australia, the Pilbara Region and Karijini National Park is a must!