Meet Pete the Karijini Adventurer
Pete is no ordinary bloke. He has spent most of his life paragliding, adventuring, sailing and travelling around the world, but he is most at home surrounded by the peaceful, rugged gorges of Karijini National Park.
No one knows the gorges of the Pilbara’s Karijini National Park like Pete does. In his former life he logged over 600 canyoning trips, taking visitors on epic abseiling adventures through majestic gorges, tubing through jade green natural pools, and wowing them with the sights of this ancient geological wonder.
Pete is forever touched by the spirituality of Karijini’s 2 billion year old landscape, and he shares a strong sentiment of caring for this special country with all his guests.
The pull of the Pilbara remains strong for this Aussie larrikin, whose great great grandfather lived in the region in the 1890s, and these days Pete is hosting visitors to the region on extended trips to see and experience some of the hidden wonders of the Pilbara.
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There’s More to Explore in the Pilbara...
Known collectively as the Mackerel Islands, Thevenard and Direction Island provide you with the perfect escape. Renowned for incredible wildlife experiences, both on land and at sea, the natural beauty of the Mackerel Islands is the perfect Pilbara getaway.
Karijini National Park
As you stand amongst the ancient geological formations of Karijini National Park, you feel awestruck at the red layered cliffs that line the spectacular gorges eroded by nature over billions of years. This Pilbara playground is as accessible as it is beautiful.
Imagine wandering through an outdoor gallery filled with up to a million pieces of priceless Australian art! Murujuga National Park’s Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago showcases what is thought to be the highest concentration of rock engravings of any known site in the world.
Millstream Chichester National Park
On your self-drive adventure through the Pilbara, a visit to Millstream Chichester National Park will reveal a tranquil oasis of permanent pools perfect for cooling off and relaxing.The park boasts tranquil gorges and hidden rock pools, like Python Pool which holds fresh water year round.
With 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago to explore, chances of you running into another person are minimal, giving you the opportunity to unwind and discover the coast’s untamed wilderness.
With a bustling city centre, Karratha's recent reinvention will surprise you, but best of all Karratha's location means it is surrounded by iconic natural attractions including Hearson Cove, the Burrup Peninsula and Millstream Chichester National Park.
This drive route highlights Aboriginal stories where the mighty warlu emerged from the sea and carved its way through the stunning Pilbara landscape. The interpretive signage along the drive opens your eyes to the secrets of this country and its historical, cultural and natural wonders.
Massive ships, towering salt piles, some of the world’s longest trains and a range of natural attractions make for an interesting visit to Port Hedland in the Pilbara. Port Hedland is also home to a range of natural attractions.
Cool off in Marble Bar in the swimming hole below the jasper and the adjacent Chinaman’s Pool, both popular picnicking spots. The winter months boast mild daytime temperatures and cool nights, perfect for sightseeing.