Online bookings are essential for camping at Karijini National Park from 1 June 2019

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.

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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.

Go to the Karijini National Park page for more information on the park, including downloadable maps and guides, and ensure you refer to the general safety information for visting parks.

Search Australia's North West Tourism's website for Karijini tours and for accommodation in Tom Price.

Campsite booking FAQs

When can I make a booking?

Up to 180 days (approximately six months) before arrival right up until the time of arrival, for stays from 1 June 2019 and subject to availability.

Can I arrive at the park without a booking?

From 1 June 2019 you may not camp without a booking. Tablets and WiFi for making a booking on your own mobile device are provided at the visitor centre, but campsites are in extremely high demand from June to September and there may not be any vacancies when you arrive. An overflow area is in operation during this period but the capacity is limited and, as for Dales, booking is essential. We cannot guarantee there will be available space if you arrive without a booking.

Alternative accommmodation in the park is provided at Karijini Eco Retreat.

Staying overnight is not permitted at any other location in the park.

To avoid disappointment book before travelling to Karijini.

Can I make a booking by phone?

We are unable to offer a phone booking service

Can I book more than one site?

Not for the same nights. One site per booking, and bookings must be in the name of a person who will camp on that site.

What if I want to camp before 1 June 2019?

Bookings cannot be made for this period. On arrival at the campground, report to the campground host office for campsite allocation and to pay camping fees. If your stay will continue after 31 May 2019 you must book online for those nights.

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