Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

After days of overcast skies,rain and cold winds we woke yesterday to a perfect blue sky. We felt so lucky as we had booked for a day tour to Karijini National Park, one of the great wilderness areas in Australia that has only been open to tourism for approx 30 years.

Jeff, our tour leader of Pilbara Gorge tours, picked us up at 7-30 along with 4 other couples.Jeff had an amazing amount of knowledge about the area and as we drove along told us the history of the area and about the many interesting people, past and present, european and aboriginal, that have discovered, explored or live in this area. He also passed on his knowledge of the native flora and fauna, The journey to the gorge areas passed quickly.

Walking across the flat, spinnifex covered land dotted with the white barked snappy gums suddenly the land opens up to reveal the huge chasms of iron banded ore that have formed over millions of years. The sight is awesome.

During the day we visited 4 different gorges most of them accessed over rough unsealed roads. Matilda could not do this journey with us…

Jack was the only one to have a swim in Fern Pool across to the waterfall and back, through water that he assured us was not cold.

Jeffs wife, Bev, had prepared a delidious lunch of cold meats and numerous salads, which we were ready for after all the walking.

Then the highlight of the day was Weano Gorge. A deep descent into the gorge and a walk along beside a pristine stream to the end, where the gorge narrows. Then it was into the water up to our waists to wade through and round the corner to the handrail pool. This was a level 5 grade walk and only 4 of us did this part, the others waited, back in the gorge, the half hour, for us to return. It was pure magic at the handrail pool looking up at the glowing red walls of the gorge towering above us.

Well this is another of my wishes ticked off the list…

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  1. Sandra Carroll

    Hello Pauline and Jack,

    More spectacular scenery…sounds a very exciting trip! You have probably covered quite a bit more territory since you posted this. I’ve been slow to catch up as the weather here has been so very hot 45c, which has made me feel rather lethargic; but have enjoyed reading and viewing this latest chapter.

    best wishes, Sandra

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  2. Vanessa

    Ring home asap Vanessa

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