Enter the enchanting chasm of Weano Gorge and follow the winding corridors of striking red rock through two billion years of the Earth’s history to inviting rock pools and waterfalls.
A 2-hour flight from Perth will bring you to Paraburdoo or Newman, the closest airports to Karijini National Park, or 15-hours drive from Perth, via the Great Northern Highway.
The 1-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.
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 – see Rock wallabies at dawn and dusk, plus some 133 varieties of birds and 92 species of amphibians and reptiles that call Karijini home.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
ActivitiesBirdwatching Hiking Swimming Walks
Entry fee to Karijini National Park:
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants – AUD15 per vehicle
Concession – AUD8 per vehicle
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants – AUD7 per occupant (6 years or older)
Concession – AUD2.50 per occupant
Motorcycle – AUD8 per motorcycle