Karijini National Park Improvement Project
Karijini National Park is one of WA’s most internationally recognised destinations, last year attracting more than 650,000 visits.
Thanks to a $16 million investment by the State Government, major roadworks and lookout upgrades at Karijini National Park will soon be underway.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) acknowledges the support of the Banjima Traditional Owners in delivering this project.
Successful tenderer Raubex Construction will start roadworks in November and continue throughout the low visitor season, with drivers set to enjoy upgraded roads in 2024.
The new lookout at Knox Gorge will be built during 2024. This new facility builds upon the plan and previous work to progressively improve gorge access and viewing and make it safer for park visitors.
Karijini National Park will remain open during the overall infrastructure project.
Upgrades include a new lookout for Knox Gorge while 41km of road will be sealed to boost access to and between Weano Gorge, Karijini Eco Retreat and Dales Gorge. Sealing roads within Karijini National Park will provide a smoother journey for park visitors, enabling cars and coaches to travel safely to and from the most popular gorge sites.
Karijini National Park Improvement Project FAQs
Will I still be able to visit Karijini National Park during the works?
Karijini National Park remains open during the overall infrastructure project with some temporary road and site closures expected. Park visitors still will be able to book and stay at Karijini Eco Retreat and Dales campground.
For updates and information about visiting the park visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Will I be able to take a hire car to Karijini National Park?
Roads to popular gorge sites and accommodation will be sealed so visitors with hire cars can remain on sealed roads during their visit to the park.
Why is a new lookout being built at Knox Gorge and what views will it provide?
The new lookout is bigger and will extend further to provide enhanced views of Knox Gorge for a new visitor experience. The old lookout has been closed since an assessment after Cyclone Damien discovered changes to the cliff area.
What consultation was done with traditional owners?
DBCA acknowledges the support of the Banjima Traditional Owners who assisted in conducting heritage surveys and clearing any civil ground disturbance activities to enable delivery of this project.