Karijini is a bucket list destination. It's gorges, waterfalls and pools are stunning. It's home to Western Australia's highest peaks. It's remote outback, but with the proper preparation, it is accessible.
Dales and Weano recreation areas are hubs for some of the park's main attractions. Both areas are accessible by 2WD vehicle (the last 13km to Weano is gravel, but the whole route to Dales is on sealed roads). The most direct route between the two is 55km, but it's suitable for 4WD vehicles only. If you're travelling in a 2WD or AWD, it's 85km on sealed roads.
The campground at Dales is just a short walk from Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and Circular Pool. It has more campsites than any other national park campground in Western Australia, yet demand for camping exceeds even that number for long periods, particularly during the peak season from June to September. There is an overflow camping area in operation at that time, but it's 10km away, the capacity is limited and the maximum stay is two nights. So for stays from 1 June 2019 you will have the opportunity to secure a campsite before departing on the long journey to Karijini. From that date all camping, at Dales and the overflow, must be booked online. Bookings can be made right up until the time of arrival, and tablets and WiFi for making a booking on your own mobile device are provided at the visitor centre, but beware: if you do arrive without a booking there may be no vacancies.
The independently-operated Karijini Eco Retreat near Weano is the only other place you can stay in the park. Alternatively, stay in the nearest town, Tom Price, and join a tour or visit the park independently on day trips. It is an approximately 90 minute drive to both main recreation areas.
Search Australia's North West Tourism's website for Karijini tours and for accommodation in Tom Price.