Our Karijini and Ningaloo Reef tour makes the press!

Oct 28, 2022

Great to see our 7-day Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef pack-free guided walk making the press.

On Caravan World’s website writer Mark Daffey raved about the tour. “The main attractions inside the national park are gorges and waterfalls, and the only way to truly see them is on foot. Sure, there are lookouts over most of those gorges and waterfalls, but otherwise they all require you to sweat a little to get right down into them,” writes Mark.

“Backpacks aren’t necessary, nor are hiking boots. Better are grippy shoes that you won’t mind getting wet. Any sure-footed, able-bodied person who doesn’t mind scrambling over a few rocks or wading through the odd rockpool can do it,” he writes.

“And let me tell you, it’s worth it. These gorges are stunning, world-class attractions, with each of them rewarding those who have made the effort to descend into their mirky depths with a refreshing dip in some of the most wonderful natural rockpools imaginable.”

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“Our second day is when I most feel like I’m on a hiking trip, traipsing up an exposed ridgeline to the 1235m summit of the state’s second highest peak, Mt Bruce. It’s a 10km walk that takes six to seven hours.”

“We have plenty of company when we cool off in the pools beneath Joffre Falls at the end of the day, though I expect very few of them have earned it like we have. We’re fortunate to be staying at the Karijini Eco Retreat, one of two locations where visitors can camp inside the national park, and Joffre Gorge is a convenient 10-minute walk from our luxury safari-style tents.”

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“Our third day in Karijini ranks as my favourite, visiting Weano and Hancock Gorges. Both require steep descents. Weano is the easier of the two, down a metal stairway. The fun starts thereafter. Depending on how much rain has fallen, getting to the cylindrical Handrail Pool may entail getting your feet wet and the rocks can be slippery. It’s well worth it though – a real adventure, with the promise of a swim at the end.”

“Numerous waterfalls connect a series of pools inside Hamersley Gorge, though easily the most photographed is the picturesque Spa Pool. It’s possible to hike across the rocks to the pool, though most take the easier option of swimming there since they all plan on getting wet in the pool anyway.”

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