Waterholes, gorges and adventure – one of our favourite regions in Western Australia. You can fly in/fly out or self-drive from the coast. From Exmouth or Karratha or Port Hedland – a long drive but very pretty scenary on mostly on sealed roads with little or no traffic. Pop some CDs or a book CD and enjoy the trip.
Pilbara is really uncrowded and unspoilt – an ancient land of “The Dreaming” where some of the worlds most spectacular and unique places have remained largely undiscovered for more that 2.5 billion years.
Europeans made contact with the Pilbara coast line in the 17th century and European settlement was centred on pastoralism, gold, copper mining and pearling. However, in recent times the Pilbara has become famous for its massive iron ore deposits and natural gas.
Karijini National Park is rugged and wild – we think on par with the Bungle Bungle region. This is no ordinary park, criss-crossed by deep gorges & ravines with crystal clear streams.
Rich red cliffs contrast with the straw coloured spinifex create the distinctive colour of the Pilbara.
Millstream Chichester National Park could not provide a greater contrast. Millstream is lush and green-an oasis remnant of the ancient rain forest which covered the region tens of thousands of years ago.