The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Today we had an early start to catch the tour into Karijini National Park (about 1.5 hours from Tom Price). We entered the path at the western entrance which was a gravel road that ranged from OK to pretty ordinary. However, the stops at the gorges made up for the trip. There were spectacular viewing platforms that went out over the gorges at Weano & Hancock Gorges. We also walked the Class 3 trail dWeanoeano Gorge. On the other side of the range is the infamous asbestos town of Wittenoom. We also travelled to Joffre and Knox Lookouts for equally spectacular views. The photos of the gorges in the wet season were also spectacular. The drive to the Visitor Centre was very ordinary gravel. We had lunch at the centre and there were excellent displays of the geological and aboriginal history of the park. We spent the afternoon at Dales Gorge - circular pool, fortescue falls and fern pool, so named because of the maiden ferns around the cool and sheltered pool. The walk into the gorges was mildly challenging but worth the effort and the boys loved the chance to swim in the fern pool (it was cold!). We drove back with a camera stop at Mt Bruce (2nd highest mountain in WA). We had a terrific guide/driver, Lisa who also gave us plenty of local info about Tom Price, the geology of the area and the mining activity of the region. The road on the eastern side of the park is all bitumen and a welcome change from the dirt.



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