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Journeys : August September 2009
Great drives One of Australia’s hidden tourist treasures lies in the north of Western Australia. T Karijini National Park Ian Cole he Pilbara region, better known for its wealth of iron ore and the riches it brings to the national economy, is also home to a fascinating and outstanding national treasure – Karijini National Park. Karijini has some of Australia’s most impressive gorges and gorge lookouts. The good news is that most of these lookouts are easily accessible by car, with viewing stations prominently placed to gain maximum advantage of the overpowering scenery. From Tom Price, the closest town to the national park, a circuit can be completed in a day, enabling motorists to discover all the principal gorges and more besides. About fifty kilometres from Tom Price is the entrance to Karijini National Park – from here it’s another forty kilometres to Weano Recreational Area, the first of two such areas in the park. A short walk from the car park in Weano allows the visitor a A Pilbara highway 18 August / September 09
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