The Hamersley Range sits within one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular national parks – Karijini. Here, you can scale Mount Bruce, Western Australia’s second highest peak, and explore the depths of 100 metre canyons, revealing four billion years of the Earth’s history and some of the oldest rocks on the planet.
Flights to nearby Newman, Paraburdoo, Port Hedland and Karratha depart from Perth regularly and put you within two to four hours’ drive of the Hamersley Range and Karijini National Park. Guided tours also depart from Tom Price, Karratha and Port Hedland. Or, if you’re taking the road trip north from Perth, you’ll need to allow about three days – more if you plan to make it a more enriching journey, follow the Warlu Way to discover the region’s Indigenous culture and mystical legends.
Hidden within the range is nature’s very own playground, featuring natural waterslides and inviting pools, adrenalin-pumping climbing adventures and gentle bushwalks. And the real beauty of Karijini is that most of its amazing scenery is within easy reach. You can pull into a car park, walk 50 metres and see waterfalls rushing down canyons into cool rock pools.
Abseiling and climbing tours venture deep into Knox Gorge, ‘The Centre of the Earth.’ Walking trails lead to the cool plunge pools of Dales, Weno and Hancock Gorges, inviting you to take a refreshing dip or enjoy a shower the way nature intended – beneath a cascading waterfall with the steep rocky cliffs of Karijini’s gorges towering above.
Spend the night under a star-filled sky at one of Karijini’s camping facilities, well equipped with toilets, benches and gas barbecues (camping fees apply), or seek a little more comfort in the accommodation options at Tom Price. For more information on walking, sightseeing, camping, flora and fauna, stop by the Karijini Visitor Centre.
Hamersley Range is a small Western Australian Rural Location within the local government area of Ashburton, it is located approximately 1146kms from the capital Perth covering an area of 7312.936 square kilometres. Hamersley Range has a recorded population of 0 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.
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