About Karijini

West Oz Active PhotoKarijini National Park - how blessed Western Australia is to have such a jewel.

In Pete's opinion to have been to Western Australia without taking time to explore and feel the North West of the State, You have simply not encountered the complete essence of the Great State of Western Australia.

The Pilbara Region is a Land of Ancient rocks much Older than the Kimberley to the North. The Pilbara is rich in minerals, wealthy in Iron, copper, tin, gold & asbestos. When the subject of the Pilbara is raised in many circles the minerals are often cited and has even been referred to as the Silver bullet in the Nation’s economy. For good reason as the Pilbara is responsible for 35% of the Nation’s foreign earnings.

However the Pilbara has a greater wealth to those who know it and belong to it.

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Natural beauty that is harsh and rugged. Epic Sun Rises & sunsets, dreamy Moon Rises and Moon sets. Painters and Photographers flock to the Pilbara to capture her contrasts. Dreamers and thinkers find their inspiration here too.

The Pilbara is rich in things that do not exist here also. A Population of one person for every 12 square Kilometres. The region does not have much Mobile Phone coverage or Internet access. Traffic congestion and traffic lights are not a feature of our region.

No Internet No Phone No Worries! A great remedy for an over stimulated world.

We have also received many Journalists over the years, Kerryn Burgess of the Weekend Australian captured it best when she referred to the Pilbara as a "Digital Detox".

Karijini National Park is the Geographical and Spiritual Heart of Western Australia. The Park Lies within the Hamersley Range approximately 700 metres above Sea Level. The Parks boundaries are huge and covers 627,444 Hectares. Second only to Rudall River National Park.

Karijini is very old Country, translated to English she means Hilly country and has been a natural meeting place of the ancient ones & this continues today. Karijini is the spiritual & traditional home of Banjima, Kurrama & Innawonga Aboriginal People. There is much to be learned from the Past, Present and Future of Karijini’s indigenous population. For those whom seek, answers are all around.

Karijini is a mix of stunning gorges with cool inviting waters. A Micro environment featuring Flora that could not exists outside the Gorge system. There is some amazing self-guiding in the park and visitors could fill a week exploring it. It’s important for Visitors to understand and show good etiquette when entering the park. Some Visitors may mistake the park for a water theme park. Visitors are reminded to be respectful to the creation serpent the Warlu, soft voices in the Gorges and no Jumping into sensitive pools. Not only respectful but this behaviour enhances the visitors experience too.

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