For the tourist, there are a range of unique tourism opportunities if you are travelling from either Tom Price or Paraburdoo. Please scroll below or click on our quick links. Or alternatively visit the Tom Price Visitor Centre.
Lestok operates full day tours and one and a half hour tours out to Karijini from Tom Price. To find out more please visit www.lestoktours.com.au
Rio Tinto Mine Site Tours
Lestok tours offer a comprehensive tour of one of the largest open-cut mines in the world. Tours are booked through the Tom Price Tourist Bureau – bookings are essential! Safety equipment is supplied, although "Closed – In" shoes must be worn.
Bookings can be made at the Tom Price Visitor Centre
West Oz Active Adventure Tours
West Oz Active supply helmets, ropes, harnesses, watershoes, wetsuits and lunch and offer up a dose of adventure to the intrepid traveller. Bookings can be made at www.westozactive.com.au
Remtrek - Karijini Astro Adventures
With the aid of two large 305mm aperture telescopes, discover the cosmos. For further details visit www.remtrek.com.au
Jarndunmunha (1128m), situated 4 kilometers from town, is the highest accessible mountain by vehicle in WA and offers panoramic views of the Tom Price town site and the Hamersley Iron Mine. A gravel road provides access to the summit via 4WD. For those energetic people, there is also a walk trail to the summit, commencing at just in front of the Tourist Park or from the rear of the Tourist Park. The walk takes in breathtaking views every step of the way. At an average pace it will take approximately 2 and a half hours return- remember to take your water bottle with you!! The Mount Nameless trails are only open during the day.
Tom Price is centrally located between three of the State's best National Parks, Karijini, Millstream/Chichester and Mount Augustus.
Karijini is the homeland of the Punjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people, many of whom now live in the Wakathuni Aboriginal Community close to Tom Price.
The Karijini National Park (also known as the Hamersley Ranges) is one of the most spectacular National Parks in Australia. The many gorges that scatter the ranges, expose the dominant layering and sediments which make them some of the oldest land forms in the world. It is the second largest national park in Western Australia spanning 627,442 hectares.
It is not until you have visited this unique part of the world that you will understand why the Aboriginals hold such pride in what was their homeland – where deep chasms were eroded into the landscape over two billion years ago.
Mt Bruce is a great place to stop and absorb the scenery on your way to Karijini. Mt Bruce is the State’s second highest mountain, boasting one of the country’s most scenic walks.
Walk trails are marked in the heart of the gorges, winding past waterfalls and permanent rock pools, to areas surrounded by lush greenery that contrasts the most amazing rich red rock faces of the gorge walls. For the more experienced bushwalker these gorges provide extended walks, but be prepared to submerge in cold water, follow rock pathways and cling to rocky edges. If attempting these walks always advise the Park Rangers before heading off.
There are a range of pools and waterfalls which are ideal for swimming, but some of these are permanently shaded and become very cold especially in the winter months.
Oxers Lookout, the junction where four gorges merge into one is probably one of the most breathtaking views in the Karijini National Park. Other places that are a must see in the national park are Hamersley Gorge, Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge and Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool or Circular Pool at Dales Gorge.
For further details please visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife
Park fees apply at the Karijini National Park (and most other Parks in WA). These help maintain and enhance the park. Please pay fees at the entrance stations, Karijini Visitor Centre, or before visiting the park at Department of Parks and Wildlife Offices or Pilbara Visitor Centres. At the camping areas, please deposit camping fees in the collection boxes provided. For further details please contact the Tom Price Visitor Centre.
Can we camp at Karijini?
Camping is available at Karijini National Park at three separate camp sites. These sites are the Savannah campsite near Weano, or Dales Gorge campsite
All camp sites have picnic tables, toilets and free gas BBQs. Open fires are not permitted in the National Park.
A generator site is provided at Dales Gorge campsite. All camping fees are payable at the camping registration sites. Money is to be placed in the envelopes provided.
For more information please contact Karijini National Park Visitor Centre on (08) 9189 8147 or visit the Tom Price Visitor Centre.
Last updated: 11 December 2014