Karijini to Perth

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 00:21
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Hello we are new to ExploreOz, thanks for all the info, great site.

We are planning a trip to Karijini in July with a few families, we are thinking of going via Mt Magnet on part of the Kingsford smith mail run then on to Karijini.

While exploring karijini is it possible or worthwhile to camp just outside off the national park so we can have camp fire and have a bit of solitude. We have booked Savannah.

We were wondering how to come back, we will probably go to millstream/chichester as well. We like to get off the beaten track (don't we all!) and do bush camping. We have explored ningaloo, exmouth, coral bay etc. We are pulling off-road campers trailers, not really heavy duty ones though.

Thanks for your help,
Robyn and the tansters
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Reply By: Snowy 3.0iTD - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 08:00

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 08:00
Robyn

As for the camping, in Pilbara terms the half-way creek is pretty good, halfway between Paraburdoo and Tom Price on the main road, we use to go there for BBQ's quite often when we lived there. Although I wasn't aware you could not have a campfire at all in Karijinni, if that is the case. oopps. Not sure about routes off the beaten track, but make sure your tyres are in good condition, as Pilbara iron-stone roads destroy tyres.

Cheers

Snowy
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Reply By: Tansters - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 08:48

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 08:48
Thanks very much Snowy. We spent ages trying to understand and choose tyres (didn't realise how complicated that is!) before our trip to uluru on great central highway. We have AT but ? need light truck??

regards,
Robyn
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:10

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:10
Milstream Chichester is fabulous (well....was for us) - found heaps of interest there - I like to find natural colours and patterns in the environment, such as that below. Re camping at Karajini - we played it straight, in the Dales campground - quiet enough.... but places were in high demand.

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Follow Up By: Tansters - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:40

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:40
Thanks Darian, beautiful colours!

The Tansters
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:31

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:31
Hi Tansters, Wittenoom gorge around the north side is spectaclular, you can camp as long as you like for free and have a fire, we found plenty of wood it is a very beautiful place, if you have young kids in your party, maybe not for you. Blue Asbestos rock can be found on the ground, we left it alone and had good couple of nights up there, I prefer Dales gorge over Savannah, cheers Kanga1
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Follow Up By: Tansters - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:43

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:43
Thanks for the info Kanga1, we'll see how the others feel about Wittenoom gorge , sounds tempting!

regards,
Tansters
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Reply By: rapid80 - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 19:11
There is a track on your left about 5km before you reach the Weano recreational area. This heads to Bea Gorge. You only have to go about 100m and you are out of the park and can have a fire. There are numerous tracks mostly on your left that lead away from the main track and go to some clear camping areas. Not much wood around so I'd suggest you pick up some before getting to karijini.
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Follow Up By: Tansters - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:43

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:43
Thanks for that, some friends said they went to that area but 15 years ago so wasn't sure if still able to get there, we will try and take own wood. cheers, Tansters

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Reply By: Member - Rob P1 (WA) - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 23:38

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 23:38
Hi
I just looked on google following the road from Weano back to Savannah and past and can't find any sign of a track to Bee Gorge. It would be great if you could give some more detail if you find it (for my next (4th) trip to Karajini) - absolutely love the place.
Have a great time.
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