Discover vibrant rock walls contrasting with a colourful carpet of over 630 varieties of spring wildflowers in Shothole Canyon, arguably the most picturesque ravine in rugged Cape Range National Park.
The canyon is around 14 hours north of Perth and 25 minutes south of Exmouth by road, or you can fly from Perth to nearby Learmonth Airport, where car hire is available. Flights depart daily and take just under two hours.
Take a scenic drive through the canyon and marvel at the colourful layers of rock in the canyon’s walls. Visit in early spring and you’ll find a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, many that are unique to the area, such as the beautiful green bird flower.
Hit the walking trail at the bottom of the canyon and you may encounter some of the native wildlife – emus, echidnas, lizards, wallabies, kangaroos, dingoes and a variety of birds that call the national park home.
Extend your canyon adventure with another scenic drive through Charles Knife Canyon, further to the south, stopping to admire the breathtaking views at the various lookouts along the way. Or venture around the other side of the Cape, where the breathtaking beaches of the Ningaloo Reef await.
ActivitiesFour Wheel Driving Hiking Scenic Drives Walks
AUD8 – Motorcycle
AUD15 – Vehicle with up to 12 occupants
AUD7 – Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour, price per occupant
Concession rates available. See website for details https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees