Oxers Lookout
  • Length: .5km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Oxers Lookout Carpark

  • End: Oxers Lookout Carpark

  • Location: Karijini National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -22.360131

  • Longitude: 118.288036

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Oxers Lookout is a .5km, grade 2 return hike, located in Karijini National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at the Weano day use area, the 800 metre walk trail between Oxer and Junction Pool lookout is not to be missed. Many consider the view from Oxers Lookout to be one of the most spectacular sights in WA if not Australia. The walk trail over the plateau barely prepares you for the gaping hole that lays ahead.

If you do one thing in Karijini National Park, take the short 15 minute walk from the Weano Car Park to Oxers Lookout. Take a breath and peer over the edge. Sheer walls plunge 100 metres or more to the gorge floor of layered rock and languid pools. Just as well there is a secure safety railing because it comes up suddenly and can be quite dizzying. For the geological minded, the lookout is a great location for witnessing the ancient natural elements that carved this massive gash in the red earth. The view looks over the junction of Weano, Red, Hancock and Joffre Gorges.  

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: Oxers Lookout Carpark in Karijini National Park. 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Oxers Lookout Carpark in Karijini National 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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