Knox Gorge Lookout
  • Length: .2km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Knox Gorge Car Park

  • End: Knox Gorge Car Park

  • Location: Karijini National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -22.37062

  • Longitude: 118.29586

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Knox Gorge Lookout is a .2km, grade 1 return hike, located in Karijini National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This easy 15 minute return walk takes you to the truly spectacular Knox Gorge Lookout. 

Sunset or sunrise is a great time to view this awesome landscape.

One of the most amazing features of Karijini National Park's complex network of gorges is that they appear out of nowhere and make you gasp in awe. This lookout is no exception. After negotiating some steps you come to a platform that is boRoadered by a safety railing system for a very good reason. Even with the railing, you may get an attack of vertigo as the gorge plunges 100 metres from your feet. Then you focus on the far gorge wall that curves spectacularly around a bend in the river.

About the region

Karijini National Park offers spectacular rugged scenery, ancient geological formations, a variety of arid-land ecosystems and a range of recreational experiences. Covering 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest national park. Massive mountains and escarpments rise out of the flat valleys. The high plateau is dissected by breathtaking gorges, and stony, tree-lined watercourses wind their way over the dusty plain. Erosion has slowly carved this landscape out of rocks that are over 2,500 million years old. There are many beautiful gorges and sites to visit in Karijini National Park, but be sure to include Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Weano Gorge and Oxers Lookout.

Getting there

Much of the southern half of the park is inaccessible. Visitors concentrate on the spectacular gorges in the north, with their rock pools, waterfalls and unique wildlife.

You can enter Karijini National Park from Tom Price, Roebourne, Port Hedland or Newman.

Be aware that distances travelled can add up quickly when touring this park. The nearest fuel is over 80km from Dales Campground at Munjina Roadhouse or Tom Price and around 70km from the Karijini Eco Retreat to Tom Price. A trip from Dales to Weano via the shortest route is about 112km return. Plan your visit carefully.

Tips

Start Point: Knox Gorge Car Park in Karijini Natonal Park. 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Knox Gorge Car Park in Karijini Natonal Park. 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

Region: Karijini National Park, North West


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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