DAY 1Jan 15 2016
Karijini National Park
Karajini national park is one of Australia's most beautiful , well kept secrets. Its rocks and gorges were part of the sea floor 2,500 year ago, its rich-iron deposits were transformed under pressure into what we see it as today; streams, pools, waterfalls, all for us to see, swim and camp. Traditionally home to Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people.
"The Banyjima name for the Hamersley Range is Karijini. Evidence of their early occupation dates back more than 20,000 years."
Located North of the city Perth in WA (appox 1400 km, closer to Tom price and Hedland)
we went together as a group of six for the weekend. it was a nice break away from work.
you'll need a 4w drive to get there. most people like to camp there with their own equipment, but they have glamor camping tents set up for people who want to explore in style ;-)
there are plenty of camping sites to choose from, we stayed at the ECO retreat with a two person tent. Although we got our tents set up as soon as we arrived, we were keen to head down to Fern pool for a swim.
Fern pool is one of the larger places to swim. It has a small waterfall that you can climb under and sit behind.
It began raining lightly, we weren't deterred at first, until it got heavier.
We decided to call it a day and head back to camp to cook dinner. As we climbed up the metal stairs, we start to hear the thunder, and get a little nervous.
As we get closer to the top a huge crack of thunder fills our ears while five of us grab the metal railing. But as we did, lightning struck the top of the rail and traveled down through us, giving us all a shock! It wasn't enough to hurt us, but it was big enough to scare the sh*t out of us!
We started walking quicker to the car as more thunder bellowed right beside us. We got back to the camp site safely, only to find our friend's tent turned into a small kiddie pool. Thankfully we had plenty of tents to share space.
They have barbecue sites there, we brought food with us, but forget utensils to cook with. haha! Oh-dear *sigh* we managed though. There is always something you forget on camping trips isn't there.
DAY 2Jan 16 2016
DAY 3Jan 17 2016
Karijini National Park