Karijini, Cleaverville and Tom Price

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Wife and I are planning on heading to Karijini in July 2010 for our 3 year anniversary, checking it out for 3-5 days and then heading to Cleaverville and spending a week there relaxing, with our dog who'll be staying in Tom Price while we explore Karijini.

Is 3-5 days in Karijini enough for a young couple who enjoy exploring? Can anyone provide some photos or other information about Cleaverville as google doesn't turn much up that I'd consider interested. And finally, can anyone provide information on kennels in Tom Price?

Cheers,

Jason.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 21:45
Jason,
I stayed on Cleaverville for 6 weeks one year, I was just one of the 162 people camped on the same beach.
There was NOTHING there, other than 44 gallon drums for garbage bins, I believe the place may have changed now and there may be a small charge to stay there, I'm sure that will be corrected or confirmed.

For fresh water we went up to Roebourne as the water was beautiful from the springs but food was much cheaper down in Karratha.

Caught some nice fish in the 'creek' and some crabs in the ocean nearby.

The only pics I have are were taken with a 'film' camera, so can't reproduce here in reasonable quality, if no pics are produced here I will endeavour to scan some and post at a later date.
The beach area is nice and you camp just Mtrs from the water, the left area is for no power and Solar systems and then there is 'honda valley' at the other end of the beach where ALL the generator users congregated.
It is very quiet and desolate with mainly longer term campers like the 'Grey Nomads' up there for winter, many from down the South West on their Winter break.

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Dan - Yal - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 23:38

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 23:38
Hi Jason,
3-5 days should be enough in Karijini. Its a great place with lots to see and most of the attractions are pretty close to each other (by Pilbara standards).
As for kennels in Tom Price, good luck. I stayed there for a few months last year and didnt come across anything like that. Your best bet would be a call to the visitor centre, they may know of somewhere/someone that can help.
Whilst in Tom Price, take the time to get to the top of Mt Nameless. Its an impressive sight.

Enjoy your anniversary

Dan
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Reply By: Out and About - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 00:36

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 00:36
I am camped at Cleaverville right now. Its a pretty spot right on the ocean. The only facilities are bins and chemical toilet dump points. And it has phone service!

The fees are $7 per day or $40 per week.

Sorry, I haven't taken any photots yet but we are loving it and would recommend it.
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Follow Up By: uneekwahn - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 23:20

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 23:20
Glad to hear you guys are enjoying it, hopefully we will next year! :)

Thanks for the reply!

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:08

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:08
Can anyone give me the Lat/Long for Cleaverville. I can't find it on the map.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:30

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:30
I found my answer in PLACES
Latitude 20.65892º S 20º 39' 32.1" S
Longitude 116.9926º E 116º 59' 33.47" E

Out and About, thanks for the information in your post on Cleaverville. Why don't you put this into PLACES?
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Follow Up By: uneekwahn - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 22:42

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 22:42
hey mainey, thanks for the photos mate, really appreciate it :)

cheers,

jason.

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Reply By: steved58 - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 23:48

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 23:48
No dog kennels were in Tom Price when I lived there however that was a very long time ago 2 months ago I visited and noticed that a Vet was now located in town so try giving them a ring
Central Rd
Tom Price WA 6751, Australia
+61 8 9189 1500

I have been to Karinjini twice in the last two years and that's after living there for three years It is a great place but 3 to 5 days should be fine

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Steve
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Reply By: Member - Rob P1 (WA) - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 23:54

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 23:54
I've been there 3 times in the last 3 years - favourite spot in all of Australia. My wife and I are not young, but we managed to walk/swim/climb 'nearly all the way' through most of the canyons - Weano, Hancock, Joffre, Kalamina, Dales. When you get to Fortescue in Dales Gorge, go further upstream to Fern Pool - short walk, beautiful place - lots of people miss it.

Hammersley Gorge is worth the effort, quite an easy walk. The Spa Pool further upstream is very pretty. Apparently there is more past spa pool but haven't made it there as yet. Went a long way downstream - pretty but not special and needed to swim a long way.

We have always gone in April and September so we swam through all the gorges and waterholes in perfect swimming conditions, took a couple of blow-up floatie rings. I'd say 4 nights, 5 if you want to see most places and do lot's of walking.

I'm jealous! Have a great time.
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