Karratha national parks and parks

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    KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK IS THE SECOND LARGEST NATIONAL PARK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR TO VISIT: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    KARIJINI HAS SOME STUNNING SHEER GORGES, WATERFALLS AND SWIMMING HOLES WORTH EXPLORING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    IN SPRING, KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK PUTS ON A MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY OF WILDFLOWERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THERE ARE MANY EXCELLENT WALKING TRAILS THROUGHOUT KARAJINI, SUITABLE FOR VARYING FITNESS LEVELS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    MOST OF MILLSTREAM-CHICHESTER NATIONAL PARK IS A LANDSCAPE OF ROLLING HILLS, SPECTACULAR ESCARPMENTS AND WINDING TREE-LINED WATERCOURSES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE CHICHESTER RANGE RISES SHARPLY FROM THE COASTAL PLAIN AND INCLUDES ROCKY PEAKS, TRANQUIL GORGES AND HIDDEN ROCK POOLS SUCH AS PYTHON POOL: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is the second largest national park in Western Australia and is one of the most spectacular to visit. Here you can discover sheer gorges, waterfalls and stunning swimming holes.

The park protects many different wildlife habitats and plants and you can see some spectacular wildflowers.

There are many great walking trails throughout the park suitable for varying fitness levels. Many of these walks take you to some of the most spectacular sites in the park. If you decide to tackle any of the walks within the park, please take great care - the gorges can be extremely hazardous. You must notify a ranger before starting any of the longer ones.

When you are there, visit the Karijini Visitor Centre for information and see the interactive natural and cultural heritage displays.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), view wildlife.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

350 km from Karratha.


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Millstream-Chichester National Park

Most of the 200,000-hectare Millstream-Chichester National Park is a landscape of rolling hills, spectacular escarpments and winding tree-lined watercourses.

The Chichester Range rises sharply from the coastal plain and includes rocky peaks, tranquil gorges, and hidden rock pools such as Python pool. Scattered white-barked gums and spiky spinifex clumps cover the stony plateau, which gradually slopes down to the bed of the Fortescue River.

In the midst of this landscape is the remarkable oasis of Millstream, where fresh water springs from an aquifer to create the lushly tropical Chinderwarriner Pool. Paperbark and palm trees surround this deep pool on the Fortescue River.

The park's shady camping areas near deep pools at Crossing Pool and Deep Reach attract tourists and locals all year round, but winter is the best time to visit. The cool season between May and August, experiences little rain, with day time temperatures around 26° C.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), fishing, swimming, canoeing.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

200 km from Karratha.

Copyright - Government of Western Australia through the Department of Environment & Conservation