Enter the enchanting chasm of Weano Gorge and follow its winding corridors of striking red rock through two billion years of the Earth’s history to inviting rock pools and waterfalls.
A two-hour flight from Perth will bring you to Paraburdoo or Newman, the closest airports to Karijini National Park. Or you can take the 15-hour drive from Perth, via the Great Northern Highway.
The start of the one-kilometre gorge trail can be accessed from Weano car park, near Oxers Lookout, and leads the adventurous through Weano’s magical narrows and over boulders to reach a refreshingly cool dip at Handrail Pool.
If you’re keen to explore beyond the pool, join a guided tour to experience the thrill of jumping down waterfalls and scaling the epic rock face at ‘The Centre of the Earth’.
There are also easy walk trails around the top of Weano Gorge. These are a delight after good winter rains, when the colours of spring flowers fill the surrounding plains.
Camping is available 10 kilometres south of Weano Gorge – a great opportunity to spot rock wallabies at dawn and dusk, plus some 133 varieties of birds and 92 species of amphibians and reptiles that call Karijini home.