Posts in the Category: North West

Karratha in the Winter Season

Posted in - North West & western australia on August 11th 2017 1 Comments Desert-stuart-pea-Karratha

Karratha’s unsung surroundings offers a chance to discover the sprawling Pilbara region with all the modern conveniences close by. A town developed on the back of a strong resources industry, some 1,550kms north of Perth, might not be the regular tourism destination, however the town does present an opportunity to venture to less journeyed places where you might find yourself with …

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Joffre Gorge, Karijini National Park

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West on May 21st 2017 0 Comments Trail-into-joffre

Karijini National Park would have to be the most remote national park we’ve visited thus far,  627,422 hectares of landscape in the semi arid Pilbara region. From one gorge to the next, we spend the good part of one afternoon scrambling down and up rocks and swimming in a cold pool at Joffre Gorge.

From Dales campground we take a sealed …

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Dales Gorge Walk, Karijini National Park

Posted in - North West & Travelling Me & western australia on April 29th 2017 0 Comments Dales Karijini

Following an impressive hike of Mount Bruce, second tallest peak in Western Australia, the following day was spent down in the gorges in Karijini National Park, the second largest national park in Western Australia.  Unmarked by industry and a horizon of ancient landscape made up of stunning colours, we consider Karijini to be a special escape because you …

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Hiking Mount Bruce in Karijini National Park

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & western australia on April 17th 2017 0 Comments Mount Bruce

Mount Bruce, known as Punurrunha to the local aboriginals, is located in the Pilbara region within Karijini National Park. Being Western Australia’s second tallest peak, our walk is set to be an adventurous and challenging one as we scale to 1,234 metres above sea level.

The trail is classified into 3 categories beginning with Class 2, then into …

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Deep Gorge, Burrup Peninsula – Summer Season

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & Pilbara & western australia on March 12th 2017 3 Comments IMG_4297

Setting out from the town of Karratha, we embark on a short drive towards Dampier en-route to the Burrup Peninsula where Western Australia’s 100th national park is located.

Murujuga National Park was created a couple of years ago under a unique partnership between the government and traditional custodians –  Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, the Yaburara-Mardudhunera and the Woon-goo-tt-oo.

Just before Hearson’s Cove, we …

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Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & Travelling Me & western australia on February 26th 2017 0 Comments Derek-karratha-hills

Travelling on North West Coastal highway, the city of Karratha sits concealed on the other side of a range of hills known as Karratha hills.  One morning over the weekend, we set off early on the short loop trail of the Yaburara (pronounced Yabara) Heritage Trail. The short loop trail can be accessed from the visitor centre which is …

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