Remote area travel
Australia's North West is remote - many parks are not accessible by conventional road vehicle, and some places cannot be reached overland in any vehicle.
If you don't have a 4WD or don't want to drive here, there are a number of companies in the regional centres that rent them. If you travel independently make sure you're familiar with all the advice and references for further information in the KNOW section (particularly 'getting around', 'safety' and 'travelling in the remote') and on 4WD and adventure motorcycling. Away from parks and main roads, you may need the permission of traditional custodians (go to Department of Aboriginal Affairs) or pastoral station managers (go to Department of Regional Development and Lands) for access.
There are a number of companies licensed to offer tours by 4WD, air and boat in the parks of the Pilbara.
The potentially lethal box jelly fish and irukandji are found along the Pilbara coast. Although they can be present all year round they are most prevalent from November until April. If you do swim, snorkel or dive wear a full-length stinger suit and if you are stung, douse liberally with vinegar and seek urgent medical advice.