Karijini National Park a Perfect Destination for Your Australia Campervan Rental Vacation

Posted on 12 October 2010

Australia's back country features countless roads, national parks and attractions that are ideal for those embarking on a campervan rental vacation. If this is the type of getaway you're planning then you might want to consider pointing your motorhome rental directly towards Karijini National Park. While this park isn't easily reached--you can catch flights from Sydney and Perth to the nearby towns Karratha and Paraburdoo, which are 397 and 100 kilometres away from Karijini, respectively--what you find when you get there is almost certainly worth the trek.

Fitting Karijini into your roadtrip plans is an ideal way to see the park, which is at the middle of the 2,500-kilometre drive known as Warlu Way. This famous north-west route will take you from Exmouth to Broome and is said to have been inspired by an Aboriginal story. Daniel Scott recently wrote about his visit to Karijini in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald where he recalls, "When I first visited this 627,000-hectare national park at the heart of Western Australia's Pilbara region, it left me awed and humbled. At Hancock Gorge, where I found myself surrounded by 2½-billion-year-old banded iron formations, I felt closer to the soul of the planet than I'd ever been. Of all the 200 Australian national parks I had so far visited, Karijini, with its ancient chasms cleaved out of the Hamersley Range, left the most indelible impression on me."

Even if Karijini is the main destination of your motorhome rental trip it definitely isn't the only thing worth seeing along these long and dusty roads. Scott also stopped at another "spellbinding" national park (Millstream-Chichester) nearby before heading to Karijini and its gorges, rock walls and waterfalls. Sound intriguing? Find out more about Australian Motorhome Roadtrips and great deals on campervan rentals at MotorhomeRoadtrip.Com.

Photos by Fredrik Bülow via Wikimedia Commons

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