Great Camping-Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park

Camping in Karijini National Park is a great idea if you love wildlife. This unique and unspoiled national park in south western Australia is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

The main attractions of this park are the Great Sandy Range, which is home to Australia’s kangaroos and koalas as well as hundreds of bird species.

The Sunshine Coast runs along the coastline of the region. There are many camping options in the area and this article will give you an idea of what is available.

Karijini National Park
Dales Gorge

Dales Campground

If you enjoy camping with your family, you can make the most of your visit to the park by renting some of the many camping grounds that are available.

These parks are owned by the government and they provide camping grounds, caravan parks, family resorts, family accommodation and many other facilities.

Many of them are family friendly and cater for everyone that has an interest in the outdoor lifestyle, especially camping. 

The Necessary Equipment

If you need extra comfort while camping in Australia, you may want to consider the use of power tents and motorhomes that provide both electricity and telephone reception.

The internet is an excellent source of information to find cabins available, powered sites, and other facilities at a particular site.

You should always be able to get directions to your campsite, which will help you find your way around the Karijini National Park.

You should never walk on wooded land or take on any hiking trails without the necessary equipment.

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Karijini Fern Pool

Karijini Fern Pool

A very popular attraction at Karijini national park is the Karijini Fern Pool. This swimming hole has a number of exciting activities such as snorkeling, diving and parasailing.

The western region of Karijini National Park is home to the ‘Hammersley Gorge’. This is a great camping region with plenty of campsites and facilities to suit all camping budgets.

There are toilets and showers at each site and the food is excellent, ranging from restaurant-style meals to rustic barbeque and picnic facilities.

The western part of the park is also the home of the legendary Harrismith River, with plenty of camping areas and river walks set within the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Another great activity at the Hamersley Gorge Campsite is fishing, especially for those that enjoy kayaking in the surrounding streams and rivers.

There are many different types of fish to catch at the Hamersley Gorge Campsite including silver trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout.

Mtoxhop Pyramid

While camping in Karijini you will come across some very unique rock formations such as the ‘Mtoxhop Pyramid’. It is not easy to reach the Mtoxhop Pyramid due to the thick forest which surrounds the area.

However, once you do make it to the base of the pyramid, you will be able to see a great deal of evidence of ancient civilisations in the form of carvings and other rock art.

For those interested in archeology, there are numerous fossilised human remains which can be viewed at Oxer Lookout, the lowest point in the park.

Karijini National Park Oxer Lookout
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Karijini Fern Pool

Camping in Karijini National Park is also a great way to explore the true beauty of this beautiful area. It is also a great camping destination for nature lovers.

Those who are interested in learning about the history and culture of the Black Country will be well accomodated here.

The park consists of three separate regions: Kojic, Oxer and Harrismith.

Kojic is located in the northern area of Karijini National Park and is the region furthest away from the town of Karrinyup.